Monthly Archives: July 2013


 

by on July 31st, 2013

While evolutionary theory shows us that we can’t divide living things into stable, distinct species, this doesn’t mean that it imperils the foundations of knowledge.

by on July 30th, 2013

Lincoln’s Order of Retaliation—a command to kill Confederate prisoners as punishment for the South’s massacre of black Union soldiers—can help frame our view of presidential military power today.

by on July 29th, 2013

A young Muslim author learns to seek the truth about God through questioning instead of blind faith.

by on July 26th, 2013

Since our culture has embraced Justice Kennedy’s “mystery of life” philosophy, we lack a coherent framework for making laws that don’t just cater to personal preferences.

by and on July 25th, 2013

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would equate sexual orientation and gender identity, ambiguous and malleable concepts, with immutable features like race, color, and ethnicity as classes worthy of special legal protection.

by on July 24th, 2013

In its fullest and most robust sense, religion is the human person’s being in right relation to the divine. All of us have a duty, in conscience, to seek the truth and to honor the freedom of all men and women everywhere to do the same.

by on July 23rd, 2013

For its protection and flourishing, religious freedom needs not only limited government but also a social order that gives plenty of room to civic institutions and associations.

by on July 22nd, 2013

The process that killed Prop 8 in California should concern anyone who cares about democracy and the rule of law. The cheaters won.

by on July 19th, 2013

In his new book on Abraham Lincoln, Rich Lowry depicts our famous president as a lover of freedom, commerce, and progress whom we revere on the same plane as the founders because he, like them, articulated enduring principles that we still value.

by on July 18th, 2013

The expansion of physician-assisted suicide from the West to the East coast makes its legalization in other neighboring states much more likely.

by on July 17th, 2013

When Justice Anthony Kennedy writes a majority opinion for the Supreme Court, he is famous for baffling his fellow justices (particularly Justice Antonin Scalia) as well as lower court judges.

by on July 16th, 2013

Today’s sex ed curricula are based on the widely-accepted teachings of depraved human beings.

by on July 15th, 2013

Prohibiting religious schools from using public facilities would not protect religious freedom; it would encourage further discrimination against religion and religious people.

by on July 12th, 2013

Those of us who value life over death, vibrant religious exercise, and the good of natural marriage need to find our voice again even though the powers-that-be are redefining words arbitrarily and avoiding reason.

by on July 11th, 2013

The abortion fight in Texas is a flashpoint in the culture war. But it need not be another skirmish in which the casualty is civility and reason. It is rather an opportunity for pro-lifers to seize the high ground of decorum and reasonableness.

by on July 10th, 2013

Future historians will probably marvel that LGBT activists—a small, well-organized, and wealthy segment of the population—successfully deployed civil rights language for material benefit, especially at a time when national economic inequality only continues to worsen.

by on July 9th, 2013

There is nothing in the text, history, or tradition of the U.S. Constitution that precludes extending the most basic protections of the law to twenty week-old (or older) unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain. Adapted from testimony delivered on July 8th before the Texas State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

by on July 8th, 2013

Single-parenting and divorce have always been understood as a breakdown of the married mom and dad ideal, but the demand to view same-sex parenting as “normal” imposes a silence on children about the wound caused by the loss of one parent or the other.

by on July 3rd, 2013

What future does democratic self-government have in our country if same-sex marriage supporters are willing to undermine it through the courts?

by on July 2nd, 2013

The Declaration of Independence contains the clearest, most concise, and most eloquent articulation of the American creed: a political definition of man in two axioms, and three corollary propositions on government.

by on July 1st, 2013

Just as Lincoln rejected the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the Dred Scott decision, so too conservative leaders need to reject the Court’s faulty reasoning about DOMA. Anti-democratic judicial activism has become habitual only because our elected leaders have declined to respond to it with Lincoln’s clarity and firmness.

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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