Russell Shaw

It’s a commonplace to say that America, along with other Western countries, is currently experiencing a cultural—which is to say: moral—crisis.... (Read more)
Up here in the northern half of the planet, where Lent coincides with the end of winter and the onset of spring, the imagery of rebirth and... (Read more)
Just as people who like sausage shouldn’t visit a sausage factory, so people who stand in awe of the United States Senate shouldn’t get too close... (Read more)

Conservatives and Trump

By Russell Shaw

Many religious conservatives are looking to the Trump years with high expectations. R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, says Trump’s ascendancy... (Read more)

Child Poverty and Family

By Russell Shaw

In setting out to confront a problem, it’s necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child poverty in America... (Read more)
Dear President-elect Trump: Unsolicited advice is said to be the best kind because it is the most easily ignored. But even if this letter... (Read more)

Christmas Blues

By Russell Shaw

For many people, the season of good cheer is a deeply trying affair. I don’t mean unhappy souls who have good reason to be sad—the loss of loved... (Read more)
At the end of October Pope Francis will travel to Sweden to join a Lutheran World Federation observance opening the 500th anniversary year of... (Read more)
Although the wave of battles now underway in several parts of the country over religious freedom laws and LGBT rights may come as a surprise to... (Read more)
To no one’s particular surprise, the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by Antonin Scalia’s death has morphed into a huge... (Read more)

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