Abortion
Unwanted Children? Disposable as Last Sunday's Paper?... Abortion in America: Legal and Unsafe... From Abortion to Family Breakdown and Child Abuse... Anti-Fetal Rhetoric: America's Best-Loved Hate Speech... The Wages of Roe v. Wade... A 'Pro-Choicer's' Explicit No to Life... and more...
Androgyny, Effeminacy & Conflation of the Sexes
Effeminate Tolerance... Our Testosterone Depleted Church... Effeminacy & the Metrosexual... Do Men Really Need to Embrace Feminine Traits?... Breeding Sissies...
The Anglican Communion
Lifeboats on the Tiber... Must We Now Be Leery of Anglican Converts?... Simony in the Church of England... The Diaspora of Traditional Anglicans... The Death of Catholic England... The Astronomical Cost of Priestesses in the Church of England... Anglo-Catholicism Was a Victim of Its Own Success... and more...
Atheism & Its Discontents
The New Atheism: All the Rage... Hell as the Atheist Heaven... Atheism Yesterday & Today ... Hell as the Atheist Heaven... Has Science Made God Superfluous?... The Creation Story for Atheists... On the Plausibility of God... The Apologia of an Atheist Mammal... Kowtowing to God-Haters... Inverting Pascal's Wager... and more...
At the Movies
Catholic Cameos From the Silver Screen... A Great Catholic Film (Made By a Protestant)... In Case You Didn't Get to See The Passion of the Christ a Second Time... Previewing Mel Gibson's Passion... From the Sistine Chapel To the Silver Screen... and more...
Benedict XVI, the Man Who Was Ratzinger
Benedict the Moderate?... The Man Who Was Ratzinger... Three Cheers for the Panzerkardinal... The Kasper-Ratzinger Debate & The State of the Church... Cardinal Ratzinger vs. St. Bozo's Parish... Do the Pope & Cardinal Ratzinger 'Have Their Backs to the Wall'?
Biotechnology, Bioethics, & Posthumanism
Breaking the Species Barrier... The Bioethics of Fertility & Gender... Human Alienation & Our Biotech Future... Catering to the Whiner Generation: The Baby-Making Industry... Bush's Betrayal On Embryonic Stem Cells... Bio-Luddites & the Secularist Rapture... The Surrender of Culture to Technology...
Catholic Education Trends
Raising Religious and Moral Standards for Catholic High School Students... Protecting Our Children From Catholic Schools... Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning... 'Ed-Speak' Invades Catholic Schools... The Art of True Education... In Praise of 'Coming Out'... and more...
G.K. Chesterton
The Optimistic Pessimism of G.K. Chesterton... Chesterton's Journey to Orthodoxy... Falling Off Chesterton's Chariot... G.K. Chesterton, a Curmudgeon for Our Times... and more...
The Common Cup Debate
Bacterial Roulette: God Won't Let You Catch Anything From the Chalice?... Unfortunately, That's Superstition!... The Common Cup and the Common Bug...
Economics & Catholic Social Teaching
The Sovietization of American Women... The Spiritual Hazards of Wealth... What Happens When the Professional-Class Woman Has Children?... Is Globalization Inevitable?... The Social Purpose of Private Property... Neither Statism Nor Individualism... Capitalism Is Squandering Its Inheritance...Toward a Family-Centered Economy... and more...
Ecumenism & Ecumania
Dear Fr. Neuhaus, 'Ecumenical Dialogue' Is Not Magisterial Teaching... Ecumania Is Burning Itself Out. Nevertheless, the Church's Bilateral Ecumenical Dialogues Just Go On and On... The Catch-22 of Ecumenical Relations With the Evangelicals... Zen Ecumenism...
The Episcopacy in the Catholic Church
Reflections on the Church Hierarchy... A Bishop With Testosterone... Bishop Patrick McGrath Is Not Fit to Be a Bishop... Catholic Confusion At the Very Top... The Catholic Bishops and the Crisis of 2002... 'A Regime of Hypocrisy and Indifference'... Lost Shepherds, Vulnerable Sheep... and more...
Evolution, Science & Intelligent Design
Darwin & Political Correctness... Darwinism, Dawkinism & Christian Accommodationism... 'You Have Ten Minutes to Prove The Existence of God to My Husband'... God Rolls the Loaded) Dice... Problems With Darwinism... Genes as Gods... "Scientific" Literalism... Intelligent Design vs. Blind Evolution: The Moral Implications... and more...
Fanatical Feminism
Our Testosterone-Depleted Church... Most Children Already Have Two 'Fathers'... Why (Most) Women Will Never Be Happy Again... OSV's Spirituality for Sensitive Guys... Feminism In the Service of Exploitation: The Splashy Success of the Vagina Monologues...
Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio)
Action & Overreaction: Figuring Out Francis... The Identity of the Family Is in Jeopardy... Will the Real Pope Francis Please Stand Up?...
Harvard Diary by Robert Coles
Uniforms... Endo's Silence... The Bluest Eye... The Heart of the Matter... The Power & the Glory... The First & the Last... On Birth Control... On Sex Education for the Young... The Seven Deadly Sins...
Hell
Is Hell Closed Up & Boarded Over?... Why We Pay So Much Attention to Hell... 'No One Ever Goes to Hell Who Has Been Truly Loved By Another'... Evangelization As If It Doesn't Matter... National Catholic Reporter Publisher Admits He Doesn't Believe In Hell... Hell, Air-Conditioned...
Higher Education
What is Happening at Notre Dame?... Student-Professor Sex... Is Providence College All It's Cracked Up to Be?... Let's Abolish Most Catholic Colleges and Universities... Homosexual Memoirs For Catholic Freshman: Why?... Can We Revitalize Catholic Higher Education?... Shack-Ups and Shake-Downs on Campus... and more...
Home-Schooling
Home-Schooling For Survival... Home-Schooling and Sacramental Preparation... Francis Crotty on the Catholic home School...
Homosexuality & Gay Pride
Why Does Dante Consider Sodomy Worse Than Homicide and Suicide?... Homosexuality and Same-Sex 'Marriage'... The Celebrated Matthew Shepherd & the Forgotten Mary Stachowicz... Should Homosexuals Continue to Be Admitted to Seminaries?... Ham-Fisted Homosexualist Propaganda for Catholic High Schoolers... and more...
Iraq, the Church & the Just War Theory
What Does the Pope Know About World Affairs?... Terrorizing the Innocent... Would Protecting the Lives of The Unborn Be Tyranny?... Guilty Dreams of Glory... Sheer Idolatry... Why the United Methodist Bishops' Stance Against the War on Terrorism Is Incoherent... Can Catholic Orthodoxy Transcend Political Ideology?... and more...
Islam
Has the Church in the U.S. Succumbed to the Charms of Islam?... The Pilgrim Church and Ummat al-Islam... The New Islamophobia... When Sectarian Violence Is Genocide... Five Common Misconceptions About Islam... Exodus & Bloodbath: Christians in the Middle East... In Turkey, the Church Officially Does Not Exist... The Silent Spectre of Religious Cleansing... and more...
Jesus Seminar & the 'Historical Jesus'
The Jesus Seminar: Making Uncomplicated Things Complicated... Bejesus Seminar Discovers New Gospel in Desert, Common Sand & Call to Faction... The Shaky Foundations of the Jesus Seminar... The Ineffectual Jesus of the Jesus Seminar... and more...
Language & Its Destruction
The Decadence of the Feminese Dialect... From Butchered English to Butchered Theology... Fanfare for the Not-So-Common Humanoid... Don't Call It 'Adultery,' Call It 'Loving More'... Ms. Goodie Two-Shoes Rhetoric: If We Can't Say 'Policeman,' Why Do We Get to Say 'Gunman'?... and more...
The Latin Mass & Trad Renaissance
A First Reckoning With the Latin Mass... Refugees From the Vernacular Mass... Why I Attend the Traditional Latin Mass... The King James Bible & the Latin Mass... Grand Detours From the Second Vatican Council... Freedom of Religion -- in the Church... and more...
The Lavender Mafia
Why Won't Our Bishops Solve the Gay Priest Problem?... How Many Priests Are Leading Secret Lives?... The Face of Gay Clericalism... Gay Priests Set the Tone... Jesuitically Advancing the Gay Agenda... Killing the Messenger... Degenerate Priests - Deal With the Problem, Please!... and more...
Legionaries of Christ & Regnum Christi
Why Orthodox Catholics Are Angry With the Legion of Christ... It Pays to Be Friends With the Legion of Christ... A Legionary Priest Gives a Screwy Defense for an All-Male Priesthood... Is Father Maciel Thoughtlessly Pandering to the Zeitgeist?...
Letters from England
Jesus & the Bell Curve... Christianity's Unique Intellectual Opportunity... Philosophy Revisited... On the Reliability of the Four Gospels... Dracula or Jesus?... There Goes Hell & the Second Coming... Jesus in the Dictionary...
C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity as Merely Protestant... Is There Such a Thing As 'Mere Christianity'?... The Mystery of Goodness In Children's Literature... From Mere Christianity to Merest Christianity... C.S. Lewis: His True Stature In Dispute... C.S. Lewis: Reason vs. Easy Assumptions...
Literature & Literary Criticism
Harry Potter: Situation Ethics Candy-Coated for Kids... The Christian Gifts of J.R.R. Tolkein... The Mystery of Goodness In Children's Literature... Whispering Glades Reconsidered... We Reap What We Sow... The Phenomenon of Robert Hugh Benson... and more...
Liturgy, Liturgical Rites & Devotions
The Disappearing Sanctus Bells... Putting Catholic Men On Ritalin... A Schola Cantorum For Today's Literature... Why I Attend the Traditional Latin Mass... The Stage-Managed Emotionalism of Today's 'Worship Experience'... The Liturgical Pogrom... The Suppression of Popular Devotions In Today's Mass... and more...
Louvain: The American College Seminary & the Catholic University
The Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium (Parts I and II)... What Is It About the American College of Louvain?... The Crisis At Crisis Magazine... Shriveled Is Good: The American College of Louvain Tries To Justify Its Teeny-Weenyness... The Case of Father David Windsor... Hocus-Pocus Catholicism?... and more...
Marriage, Divorce & Annulments
Inspiration For (Uncommitted) Partners... Shacking Up: A 'Divine Imperative'?... Letter to a Catholic Friend In an Invalid Marriage... Berkeley Professor Wants More Catholics to Get Divorced... Unconditional Love - But Not For Your Spouse... Why Do Baptists Have the Highest Divorce Rate?... and more...
Mother God & Goddess Worship
Is God a Cloud? Does She Have Breast?... How to Become An Atheist: To Conceive of God as Your Mother Is a Great Way to Lose Your Faith... The Gender of the Holy Trinity... The Weaker Sex... Fetch Your Pooper Scooper: OSV Tells Us That It's Just Fine to Call Jesus "Mother"... and more...
Neocons & Neoconservativism
Here Come the Catholic Cheerleaders... Prolifers: Thanks for the Votes; We'll See You Again in Four Years... Sheer Idolatry... Can You Be Two-Thirds Free & One-Third Slave?... George 'Humpty Dumpty' Weigel... Glass Houses... The Neoconservative Catholics' Dramatic Change of Direction... Should Catholics Canonize Ebenezer Scrooge?...
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus
Dear Fr. Neuhaus, 'Ecumenical Dialogue' Is Not Magisterial Teaching... An Ex-Lutheran Still In Recovery... Fr. Neuhaus's One-World Church... Becoming the Lutheran He Was?... In Defense of Fr. Neuhaus... Fr. Neuhaus Thinks the Whole Priest Scandal Thing Can Just Be Brushed Off... If Everyone Is Saved... and more...
Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman
A Permanent Scandal to the World ... Do You Despair Over the Current Crisis in the Church?... City of Confusion... Cardinal Newman: The Urban Legend... Newman & Evangelization... Newman, an "Apostate"?... The Atheist, the Cardinal & The Liberals... A Voice Crying in the Bewilderedness... and more...
New Age, Paganism & Gnosticism
New Age Traps... Quantum Spirituality... A 'New Movement' That Amounts to a New Ager-Catholic Dialogue... The New Age Movement Is More Than Self-Indulgent Silliness... The Return of Paganism... The United Religions Initiative, a Bridge Back to Gnosticism... and more...
The News You May Have Missed
Bathroom discrimination... Cult of the pet... Kidnapping, Dutch-style... Germany's drive-in brothels... Hitler: A hive of neurotic compunctions... A Vatican Condom Factory... Hepatitis Clinic Bar... Homosexual weapons research... and much more
Political Correctness
The Catholic Ethic Made Politically Correct... Inclusion Confusion... Redskins In Indiana... Can We Please Have Some Compassion For People of Height?... Excerpts From the Dictionary of Diversity... Our Titanic Nonjudgmentalism... Polyamory: The Newest Thing In Our Society of Newspeak... The New 'S' Word... Forcing People to Be Tolerant... and more...
Pop Culture & the Entertainment Industry
The Alchemy of Consumption... Smoke If You Must, But Get Rid of That Execrable TV... Homosexuality & the Entertainment Media... The Inalienable Right to Be Entertained... Workers of the World Unite! - In Front of the Boob Tube... Power, Money, Deals & Drugs... Can Teenagers Survive Marilyn Manson?... and more...
Pope Pius XII
Pius XII as 'Phayer's Pope'... The Coronation of the Prophet of Peace... The Latest Skirmish in the Pius Wars... Hitler's Mad Plot to Sack the Vatican... Selected Quotes of Pope Pius XII... The Christmas Addresses of Pope Pius XII... 'Righteous Among the Nations'... and more...
Priest Sex Abuse Scandal
Priestly Pedophilia: Soul Murderers or Merely 'Incidents'?... Rembert Weakland: This Man Has No Shame... 'Honor Among Thieves'... Devious Gay Priests... What About Predator Lesbian Nuns?... When Minimizing the Priestly Sex Scandals Boomerangs... A Regime of Hypocrisy & Indifference... and more...
Pro-Life Issues & the Culture of Death
A Primer on Stem Cells... The Example of Large Families... The Latest Antilife Thrust: 'Emergency Contraception'... Infertility & the Illusion of Control... The Bitter Fruit of the Sexual Revolution... Peter Singer's Philosophy of Preference-Utilitarianism... Don't Mess Around With a Pregnant Lady... From 'Babies Having Babies' to 'Babies Hating Babies'... and more...
Public School Education - Problems & Pitfalls
Why Nothing Ever Changes In Public Education... Why Christian Parents Should Abandon Public Schools... Why the System of Public Education Is Irreparably Broken... The Corruption of Children's Literature... Our Children, the Public Schools & Our Toxic Culture... and more...
Sacred Music
A Schola Cantorum for Today's Liturgy... Why I Remain Seated When I Hear Handel's Hallelujah Chorus... What To Do With That 'Ferrari' Organ... Offering Our Musical Best at Mass... There's a Lot of Debate About the Music in Catholic Parishes, Including the Words of Hymns... and more...
Same-Sex Marriage
Is Same-Sex Marriage Inevitable?... Homosexuality & Same-Sex Marriage... When All Else Fails, 'Get Me To a Shopping Mall'... Hysteria Central... Totalitarianism or Anarchy?... There Goes the Village... "Gay Marriage" Is Not Marriage. Here's Why... and more...
Possession, Exorcism & the Problem of Evil
Why Is There Evil in the World?... The Nature of Satan & the Church's War Against Him... Exorcisms in the Modern World... Perfect Possession... Peering Into the Abyss... A Case of Demonic Possession... 'Diabolic Disorientation' in the Church... Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare...
Universal Salvation
Some Catholics Believe In Universal Salvation Because They Refuse to Give Up Their Sins... That Mosquito On the Tuxedo... Vengeance in NOT Mine, Says 'the Lord'... One More Caught In the Dragnet... If everyone Is Saved...
Vital Works Reconsidered
The Third Man by Graham Greene... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson... The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells... The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde... Little Women by Louisa May Alcott... The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh... Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh... and more
Hans Urs von Balthasar & Adrienne von Speyr
The Beauty of Strife and Struggle... The Dubious Adrienne von Speyr...A Debate Between Anne Barbeau Gardiner & Jacques Servais... 'Beauty': An Ugly Excuse For Copping Out... Was Von Balthasar Really As Goofy As His Fans Make Him Sound?... The Inflated Reputation of Hans Urs von Balthasar... and more...
Wacky Theologians & Theological Wackiness
The New Queer Theologians Don't Need Your Approval... Would You Like to 'Search For Truth' In An 'Open Church'?... The Gospel According to St. Richard McBrien... Psychobabble and Weird Theology Can Be Used To Justify Anything... The Hydra of Heterodoxy... Idiocy Undisturbed... McNuggets From McCormick... and more...
Women's Ordination & the All-Male Priesthood
The Secret Weapon in the War On Terrorism: Priestesses!... Priestesses Would Be Unfeminist?... Understanding the All-Male Priesthood... Why Was Christ a Man & Why Did He Ordain Only Men?...