Rebecca Ryskind Teti

December 24, 2014

Patti Smith at the Vatican – A Thrill of Hope

I can understand why they think it’s not fitting, but that ship has sailed. She already performed there – last year.  And I think she did […]
November 28, 2014

I’ll Never Do “Black Friday” Again

I’ve never understood the appeal of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. It’s not the crass commercialization of Christmas that bothers me. After a long period of […]
September 12, 2014

What I Saw at the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

I speak as an eyewitness, not an expert on the politics of the Middle East. Here is how the scene appeared to me. On September 9th […]
September 2, 2014

The Bible on Buzzfeed

Since such headlines only proliferate though, I’m guessing I’m an outlier. So, with an eye to the New Evangelization, and in the spirit of Tom Lehrer, […]
August 18, 2014

Four Words We’re Using Nobody Understands

As they peppered me with objections, I gradually realized they did not understand the word “lust.” They took it to mean “libido,” and therefore when I […]
August 1, 2014

Should Ryan Anderson Be Allowed to Vote?

Barro says flatly that people who disagree with him have no rights he’s bound to respect: “some policy views render people unworthy of respect” It’s not […]
July 17, 2014

Talk about an entitlement mentality

You know who had the best commentary on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case? Comedian Louis C.K. back in 2009. I assume the comic would take […]
June 27, 2014

The Pope Is Right About Inequality

You know what you never hear anyone say anymore? “It’s a free country.” Some of us may still oppose specific Progressive policies such as abortion on […]