Carson Holloway

June 29, 2015

King v. Burwell and the Future of Religious Liberty

Many Catholics and other Americans are no doubt wondering about the implications of the same-sex marriage case for the future of religious liberty.  That is a […]
June 25, 2015

Laudato Si and Humanae Vitae

Some commentators have suggested that there is a tension or contradiction between the position Pope Francis takes in Laudato Si, on the one hand, and the […]
June 24, 2015

Pope States Traditional Catholic Teaching, Makes Headlines

Pope Francis has a reputation for sometimes saying surprising things.  In some cases, however, the surprise arises not because he said something unusual, but because the […]
June 24, 2015

Pope Francis on the Biblical Basis of Respect for Nature

Sometimes certain environmentalists criticize the Bible as the root of disregard for and disrespect for nature.  They think that modern, western nations have shown a remarkable […]
June 23, 2015

An Unfair and Revealing Attack on the Pope’s Encyclical

The National Post has a rather unfair and somewhat revealing attack on the pope’s encyclical by a writer named Colby Cosh. Not all of the criticisms […]
June 20, 2015

Unfit to Live?

A number of years ago, I attended a program on the campus of an elite university.  The speaker was a non-religious public intellectual who was, as […]
June 15, 2015

Global Warming and Religious Obligation

I was about to say that people are eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, but maybe they are no longer needing to anticipate: According […]
June 10, 2015

When Capital Punishment is Necessary to Protect Society

Many Catholics oppose the use of capital punishment–at least in countries like the United States–on the grounds that it is no longer necessary to protect society […]
May 29, 2015

Persecution, Then and Now

Christians in America sometimes complain of what they perceive as persecution or a move in the direction of anti-Christian persecution.  These concerns may sometimes be overblown. […]