In-Depth Archive


by on September 11th, 2018

Don't miss Public Discourse Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter!



by on August 2nd, 2018

On August 2, 2018, Pope Francis announced an update to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, making a prohibition on the death penalty official Catholic teaching. Prior to this change, many scholars believed that the historic teaching of the Church did not declare capital punishment intrinsically immoral, even if the practice is, as a matter of prudence, not required in countries with modern prison systems that can safely isolate dangerous criminals. Other scholars argued that the natural law duty to respect all human life does in fact render any intentional taking of human life morally unacceptable, and that this development of doctrine does not contradict any infallible teaching. The articles below lay out this debate, with clear summaries of the arguments on both sides.



by on June 12th, 2018

Don't miss Public Discourse Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter!



by on March 19th, 2018

Don't miss Public Discourse Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter.



by on December 14th, 2017

Don't miss PD Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter.



by on September 18th, 2017

Don't miss PD Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter.



by on March 2nd, 2017

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 on February 6th, 2017

What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects?



by on January 6th, 2017

True liberal education should teach us that we do not only give ourselves away: we become ourselves by the gift.



by on December 19th, 2016

What, if anything, has Christmas contributed to Western Civilization that could earn the respect even of the secularist?



by on November 7th, 2016

The time has come: the American people must choose a new president.



by on October 24th, 2016

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Although estimates vary, somewhere between 67 and 90 percent of unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.



by on September 26th, 2016

If Donald Trump becomes our president, can he become a truly conservative leader? If so, how?



by on September 1st, 2016

What moral calculations should determine how we vote?



by on August 17th, 2016