Confessions of a Catholic Novelist
June 21, 2015
When water, bread, and blood aren’t just water, bread, and blood.
The Catholic Church Is Not an Enemy of Science
June 12, 2015
Rick Santorum says Pope Francis should "leave science to the scientists." But the Catholic Church has long promoted harmony between faith and reason.
An ideological riddle.
Catholic Schools Are Brazenly Firing Pregnant Lesbian Teachers
September 04, 2014
And they're using morality as a defense.
How a Pope Helped Mussolini Rise to Power
March 08, 2014
But then tried to stop him, before it was too late.
Ross Douthat is Wrong About Me (and God)
January 07, 2014
More cluelessness attacks on atheism in the New York Times
The Worst Imaginable Case FOR Gay Marriage
August 26, 2013
Joseph Bottum, the conservative Catholic writer, has penned a long piece for Commonweal in which he declares that he is now in favor of gay marriage.
Gays Storming Vatican!
June 12, 2013
In tomorrow's New York Times, Rachel Donadio has a hilarious piece on the Vatican's 'Gay Lobby,' which Pope Francis acknowledged this week in conversation. It seems that the previous Pope sent a dossier (dossier? really?
February 13, 2013
Benedict XVI's central ambition was to evangelize his homeland. Why did he fail so badly?
April 21, 2003
The Victorians By A.N.Wilson (W.W. Norton, 544 pp., $35) A.N. Wilson is a clever and versatile man. He is the author of a dozen novels, variable in quality, the best of which are amusing and skillfully constructed, but with an undertone of moral seriousness, lightly camp but oddly touching. He is a prolific newspaper columnist in Britain.