Russell Shaw

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Could the riots in Britain happen here?

Russell Shaw

Sep 14, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Commentary on the riots in London and other British cities has frequently made the point that what happened there could... Read more

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Two easy steps for one-on-one evangelization

Russell Shaw

Aug 30, 2011

By Russell Shaw

A man I know was sitting on a boardwalk bench several weeks ago watching the ocean and thinking about nothing... Read more

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Presidential candidates and religion

Russell Shaw

Aug 23, 2011

By Russell Shaw

As America gears up for another presidential election season, do we really have to  agonize yet again over whether being... Read more

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The 'Dolan Doctrine' and Catholic politicians

Russell Shaw

Aug 3, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Heat, not light, is the usual fruit of political passion. How refreshing, then, that some significant light on the vexed... Read more

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Why God lets bad things happen

Russell Shaw

Jul 12, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Why did God let that happen?For centuries that question has been asked about items in the endless catalogue of human... Read more

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What the Pill brought us

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Jun 29, 2011

By Russell Shaw

If you have access to the April 29 issue of The New Republic, take a look at a long review... Read more

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In praise of 'good-enough' parents

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Jun 16, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Back in prehistoric times when my wife and I were busy doing our parenting, I paid very little attention to... Read more

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Islamic radicalism after bin Laden

Russell Shaw

May 23, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Some early media reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden were, to use as charitable a word as possible,... Read more

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The new culture war — social democrats vs. democratic capitalists

Russell Shaw

May 10, 2011

By Russell Shaw

For a long time I supposed that social issues — abortion, same-sex marriage, and the rest — were the great... Read more

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Pope John Paul II showed the world how to carry the cross

Russell Shaw

Apr 25, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Strange as it may seem at first, I find the key to the sanctity of Pope John Paul II  in... Read more

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Libya proves: Just war theory doesn’t go far enough

Russell Shaw

Apr 12, 2011

By Russell Shaw

The military intervention in Libya by the United States and NATO offers new evidence that the just war theory stands... Read more

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Bernard Nathanson and the Church of forgiveness

Russell Shaw

Apr 4, 2011

By Russell Shaw

After the death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson last month, we were reminded that somebody once asked him why he became... Read more

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Of poetry, the “sacramental sense,” and liturgical renewal

Russell Shaw

Mar 18, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Some years ago the critic George Steiner published a provocative book called “Real Presences.” As far as I know, Steiner... Read more

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Looking to 2012, an uncertain future for social conservatives

Russell Shaw

Mar 2, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Writing recently about Rick Santorum’s quest to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, George Will remarked that Santorum’s chances... Read more

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Identity

Russell Shaw

Feb 14, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Recent, apparently unrelated developments point to a stepped-up effort by the  bishops to bolster the Catholic identity of Catholic higher... Read more

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Champions of fact or churners of opinion?

Russell Shaw

Jan 31, 2011

By Russell Shaw

It was a slow Saturday afternoon in the newsroom of the Washington Daily News. This was the fall of 1956,... Read more

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Roe v. Wade anniversary

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Jan 20, 2011

By Russell Shaw

According to the polls, most Americans don’t much care for abortion. That being so, the mystery of why legalized abortion... Read more

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Searching for the motives behind the WikiLeaks fiasco

Russell Shaw

Jan 3, 2011

By Russell Shaw

The latest WikiLeaks fiasco—hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables spilling out in the world’s media like the contents of... Read more

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Iraqi Christians paying the price for US 'victory' over Saddam Hussein?

Russell Shaw

Dec 20, 2010

By Russell Shaw

I see that apologists for the Iraq war are now pronouncing it a success. Even by modest standards of success—a... Read more

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A public relations flub, but no seismic shift in teaching

Russell Shaw

Nov 30, 2010

By Russell Shaw

The first and perhaps most important thing to say about Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on the subject of condoms and... Read more