Monthly Archives: February 2011


by on February 28th, 2011

President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.

by on February 27th, 2011

A man who made a career of death and lies became a hero for life and truth.

by on February 25th, 2011

A leading Muslim scholar questions whether foundational texts of Islam really do prescribe death for leaving Islam.

by on February 23rd, 2011

A new bill is needed to fix the healthcare law’s failure to adequately safeguard conscience

by on February 22nd, 2011

A historian looks at how one man sought to serve both truth and love.

by on February 22nd, 2011

What exceptionless moral norms are we willing to discard for the sake of a good cause?

by on February 21st, 2011

The Live Action case is very different from the Nazis-at-the-door problem, but lying is justified in neither situation.

by on February 19th, 2011

All lying is immoral, but not all false utterances are lies.

by on February 18th, 2011

The history of federal abortion funding highlights the urgent need to reverse the new health care law’s assault on unborn life, and to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion.

by on February 16th, 2011

A participant in the protests in Tahrir Square looks at the future of freedom in Egypt.

by on February 15th, 2011

Not everything need be seen as ideological.

by on February 14th, 2011

Lying, even for laudable reasons, is wrong.

by on February 11th, 2011

Is lying ever justified?

by on February 9th, 2011

The pro-life cause must be advanced by truth and by love, and it must be willing to engage in self-criticism when it fails to meet its own exacting standards.

by on February 7th, 2011

An appreciation for the naturalness of form can lead us back from the politicization of poetry.

by on February 4th, 2011

Wrapping up an exchange on judgment and morality.

by on February 2nd, 2011

The American sex trade—strip clubs, prostitution, and the booming pornography business—feeds on and fuels modern-day slavery.

In Depth: Islam and Immigration

Agree or disagree with Donald Trump's approach to Islamic immigration, the United States must come to terms with such immigration's cultural and demographic implications.

  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on February 9, 2017

    On Thomistic principles, Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees whose lives are in danger is not morally justifiable. Bans on other travelers and immigrants, however, are not as problematic.

  • by Robert Carle on February 21, 2017

    President Trump’s executive order on immigration is deeply troubling, because it inflicts suffering on “the least of these” for political gain. This demeans the office of the President and robs the United States of its moral high ground in the War on Terror.

  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on August 22, 2016

    Is there a moral obligation for the US not to enact Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim travel into the US?

  • by Luma Simms on March 10, 2016

    Our nation faces an assimilation crisis as many Middle Eastern immigrants reject our culture, which they perceive as libertine. We could improve the situation through a renewed commitment to our founding principles, particularly the reunification of faith and reason.

  • by Robert Carle on October 29, 2015

    A best-selling new novel taps into an angst that has become an obsession in Europe.

  • by Luca Volontè on December 17, 2015

    Europe can only emerge from its downward spiral by putting religious faith and respect for history and tradition at the center of our communal and personal lives.

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