Childless Despair and Childlike Hope

This rather sad article recounts the growing movement of deliberate childlessness, in the United States, and beyond. Or, as those in the...

Back to Ordinary Time, With Hilary and Mungo

With the feast of Christ's Baptism yesterday, we enter back into what we now call 'Ordinary Time', a term not opposed to 'extraordinary' -...

The Persistence of China’s Underground Church

On this solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – and a blessed one to all our readers - it is good to know that...

Violence and Rational Dialogue

Already it has begun, with the bodies of the Christchurch victims not yet buried, and the emotional calls for condemnation even of the very...

Hubris and Squeezing Stones

Hubris may be defined, in accord with its roots in the hierarchic Greek culture from which the term derives, as thinking more of oneself...

Cool Heads and Heat Waves

We should all feel some empathy at the drowning of the father and his 23-month daughter in the Rio Grande. I have not for...

Brexit, the Faith and Europe

Britain is voting as I write on whether or not to stay within the 'European Union', with pundits widely divided on the effects of...

Of Euthanasia and Martrydom

*I have an article just published this morning in Crisis magazine (crisismagazine.com), which you can find here.  I will post it here after a...

Conservative Prudence?

I received a rather critical email in response to my last post on the Conservative capitulation, so thought I should clarify my, and hopefully...

The Ballad of the White Horse

“Mother of God,” the wanderer said, “I am but a common king, Nor will I ask what saints may ask, To see a secret thing.” *** “When our last...