Letters to the Editor: July-August 2023
Lex Canendi, Lex Credendi?... Pius XII’s Tireless Defender... A Morally Offensive Gap?... A Person Is a Person & Nothing Else... and moreREAD ARTICLE
The News You May Have Missed: July-August 2023
International Health Leader?... Black-Market Body Shop... Backpacking Heat... Phone Drain... Serial Fatherhood... and moreREAD ARTICLE
Are “White Lies” Ever Permissible?
On its face, the debate seems insignificant to the point of banality: Can a lie be morally justified? Yet, the matter cuts to the heart of our moral heritage.READ ARTICLE
An Elegy for Bloom
Bloom understands that literary study, in contradistinction to cultural studies, is, and ever will be, an elitist endeavor in the service of aesthetics.READ ARTICLE
Ecumenism: A Reassessment
The desire for Christian unity can assume such importance that insistence on points of doctrine comes to be regarded as inconvenient or divisive.READ ARTICLE
Honji Suijaku: Shell Game of the Gods
When one set of gods merges with another, all that’s really needed is to make charts designating which god goes where. More gods? Bigger chart. Easy.READ ARTICLE
From the Narthex
In this special section, which runs as an occasional feature, we present samples of the offerings in the Narthex, the NOR’s online blog.READ ARTICLE
Why Won’t Parents Let Their Kids Be Parents?
In the past, parents generally did not consent to non-therapeutic, experimental procedures on their minor children. We have reached a point where they do.READ ARTICLE
Checking Out of the Local Library
Today's librarians apparently believe the only way to get kids to read is to sucker them in with books about television characters, or worse.READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: July-August 2023
Here we review The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism and Aristotelian MeditationsREAD ARTICLE
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