Culture

November 25, 2014

Benedict XVI on Politics and the Holy Mass

The other day at the used book store, an older title by Joseph Ratzinger–not yet Benedict XVI–caught my eye: The Feast of Faith, a collection of
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
November 28, 2014

Abraham Lincoln,Thanksgiving, and the First Amendment

Over at the Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Daily Signal, I have a piece arguing that the longstanding tradition of presidential proclamations of thanksgiving challenges the contemporary
December 2, 2014

The Ferguson Riots: Tribalism vs. Civilization

Civilization. Civility. Civics. These noble words are all derived from the Latin word for “city.” Historically, it has been in cities that most people first encountered
December 2, 2014

‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’ — Francesca Says, ‘God Has Used Me to Do Good’

The show follows five young Catholic women from different backgrounds who have at least considered the notion of taking vows to become Brides of Christ. But,
December 3, 2014
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In Defense of ‘Mary Did You Know?’

When Bono said “There’s been a lot of talk about this next song, maybe way too much talk,” he could have been talking about “Mary Did
December 4, 2014

The Catholic St. Paul’s Choir School Celebrates Christmas on CD and PBS

Boston has long been a focal point of the Catholic Church in America, for good and ill. But the Faith endures, and now one of its
December 5, 2014

He Who Must Not Be Named: 10 Christmas Jesus Disses

Like it or not, Jesus is coming this Christmas. Many people don’t like it at all. Some call it Christophobia, though that designation recently took a
December 6, 2014

The Destruction of The New Republic

The New Republic is (or was) probably the most respected left of center journal of opinion in the United States.  It has a venerable history, having