Carson Holloway

January 31, 2015

Screwtape Revisited

Recently, I had a chance to revisit C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters.  Doing so permitted me to appreciate once again Lewis’s considerable virtues.  It also reminded […]
January 28, 2015

The Angelic Doctor, Alive and Well

Today on the Church calendar is the memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church.  This great saint, who lived on earth from […]
January 27, 2015

Is Speaker Boehner Violating the Constitution by Inviting Netanyahu to Address Congress?

Speaker Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress of the United States.  This has made the White House pretty upset, which […]
January 25, 2015

Monsignor Ronald Knox: A Lost Sense of Decency

For Christmas I received as a gift, and I have been reading with joy and benefit, Ronald Knox’s religious memoir, A Spiritual Aeneid.  This book was […]
January 22, 2015
The Duke Chapel Bell Tower

A Non-Religious Law Professor’s Humane Case for Religious Exemptions

Over at the Washington Post, law professor (and non-religious believer) Eugene Volokh offers a lengthy post with a kind of argument for religious exemptions to certain […]
January 19, 2015

The Pope, Freedom of Speech, and the Constitution

Last week Pope Francis encountered some criticism for suggesting that there are limits to freedom of speech.  His comments were made in the wake of the […]
December 30, 2014

Pornography, Privacy, and the Public Interest

Catholic legal theorist Robert P. George of Princeton University has a characteristically clear, compelling, and helpful article at the Philadelphia Inquirer website on the social costs […]
December 29, 2014

Leo Strauss, Conservatism, and Catholicism

Over at Public Discourse, I have a review of Michael and Catherine Zuckert’s excellent new book on Leo Strauss, the German-American teacher of political philosophy whose […]
December 26, 2014

Francis and Benedict: Who Am I to Judge?

A common view has it that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict are light years apart.  There is something to be said for that view.  They […]