Russell Shaw

When Pope Francis comes to the United States in late September, chances are good that he will arrive in the middle of a bitter, highly... (Read more)

The Devil is Real

By Russell Shaw

Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he... (Read more)

Hope in secularized times

By Russell Shaw

A man I know was walking his dog when a neighbor woman approached him and inquired about his wife. Not having seen her out and about in... (Read more)
The likelihood that the Supreme Court next June will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises an obvious... (Read more)
I try to take American politics seriously, I really do. Serious issues are at stake, after all. But sometimes, entirely too often in fact, the... (Read more)

Ideals and Norms

By Russell Shaw

Is the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, including indissolubility, an ideal or a norm? Although the question may sound abstract, even... (Read more)

Great Society

By Russell Shaw

President Lyndon Baines Johnson had spoken the words “Great Society” before, but on January 4, 1965 he brought the pieces together as a... (Read more)
Let’s face it, 2014 was a rotten year for heroes and hero worship. Sure, it brought plucky, admirable people who did praiseworthy things. But... (Read more)

The Culture War

By Russell Shaw

For months after the Supreme Court abruptly legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision of January 1973, people who welcomed the result... (Read more)
To many Germans in the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler looked like just what Germany needed. Here, they imagined, was a charismatic leader capable of... (Read more)

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