Culture

October 15, 2014

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest
October 15, 2014

Marriage, Doctrine, and Lived Experience

There is a lot of discussion going on about the document produced at this stage in connection with the synod on the family.  The document suggests
October 17, 2014
Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863

Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a
October 21, 2014

Christianity Implodes in Alabama–Not

Today, Real Clear Religion features a startling headline: “Nones Now Majority in Alabama.”  This is really shocking.  Is it possible that people of no religious faith
October 24, 2014

Or Just Don’t Get Divorced

On the one hand, there was the view that the primary issue confronting the Church when it comes to marriage is the subset of Catholics in
October 24, 2014
The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Raphael, 1515

Cast Your Nets

One of the themes to emerge from the debates and discussions surrounding the Synod on the Family is the counter-cultural nature of traditional values. Yuval Levin,
October 24, 2014

What is the oldest Catholic church in the United States?

It’s older than the oldest Puritan meetinghouse in Massachusetts.  It’s older than the oldest Episcopalian chapel in Jamestown, Virginia.  In fact, it’s the oldest American church
October 27, 2014

The Costs of Assisted Suicide

The idea that it would be wrong for a physician to do anything intended to kill a human being goes back before the origins of the
October 27, 2014

Watch the Media Ignore What Pope Francis Just Said About Marriage

They certainly seemed to think the Synod on the Family was front page news, but of course Pope Francis didn’t publicly say anything during the synod