by | Nov 24, 2019

Keith Green is a former security guard at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, serving from December 2018 until his resignation on July 24, 2019. He spoke to The American Spectator about his demoralizing experiences at…

by | Nov 16, 2019

I had the chance to meet a scholar recently, a woman from Norway. I went to hear her talk about a historical figure I’ve written about on this site before — Hans Nielsen Hauge (pronounced “HOW-geh”), the early 19th-century Norwegian…

by | Oct 30, 2019

So you’re surprised? Sorry not to join in the sentiment. Our eyes, our instincts have noted silently the growing disappearance of religious commitment, as revealed in a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The famous “nones” — whose interest…

by | Oct 27, 2019

I have lost track of the number of times Pope Francis has given the finger to orthodox Catholics — from telling the parents of large families that they needn’t behave like “rabbits” to mocking an altar boy for holding his…

by | Oct 26, 2019

Rapper Kanye West’s much-anticipated latest album Jesus Is King dropped yesterday to the howls of critics and, as is to be expected of a medium designed to give electronic voice to the reactionary, social media. But why? Kanye West has…

by | Oct 23, 2019

Washington The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity, but even the public mention of religion is also to be frowned upon. Unless, of…

by | Oct 15, 2019

At its best, Robert Francis (“Beto”) O’Rourke’s high-octane assault on religious freedom calls for brandy and an extended lie-down in a dark room. That’s the best that can be said of it. Its worst has to do with the disdain…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Tourists in Rome are long familiar with the image of Romulus and Remus suckling the teats of a wolf. But this week visitors to the Pan-Amazon Synod encountered a new image: an Amazonian mother suckling a dog. That picture hangs…

by | Oct 6, 2019

I arrived in Rome this week in anticipation of another defining liberal moment of this pontificate: the Pan-Amazon Synod, Pope Francis’ latest pretext to fiddle with Catholic discipline and doctrine. I haven’t been to the Vatican in some years. It…

by | Oct 5, 2019

It was 30 years ago this fall that communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. One person who would have been thrilled to witness that epic event, but who died mere weeks earlier, in July 1989, was the renowned Sidney Hook. Hook…

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