Russell Shaw

A post-truth culture

Russell Shaw

Dec 9, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Has America become home to a post-truth culture? I ran into that phrase – “post-truth culture” – casually applied to... Read more

The Supreme Court’s new abortion case

Russell Shaw

Dec 2, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Imagine the government ordered Ford dealers to post signs telling prospective auto buyers to check out Chevrolet or required vegan... Read more

Marriage and social class

Russell Shaw

Oct 28, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Among the benign myths that lie close to the hearts of many Americans is the belief that, in the end,... Read more

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Atheists and believers: Talking past each other

Russell Shaw

Oct 12, 2017

By Russell Shaw

The challenge of finding language in which believers and non-believers can communicate is unintentionally illustrated in a bestselling new book... Read more

The dangers of U.S. “groupthink” 

Russell Shaw

Sep 14, 2017

By Russell Shaw

As a kind of back-to-school gift to students, professors at three of the nation’s prestige schools offered them a piece... Read more

Friendship – the remedy for racism

Russell Shaw

Sep 3, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Amid the cries of alarm in the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, one unanswered question stands out: After... Read more

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Learning to read Chesterton

Russell Shaw

Aug 19, 2017

By Russell Shaw

I suppose it will be considered heresy in some quarters, but I’ve never been what you would call a fan... Read more

Europe’s Christian identity

Russell Shaw

Aug 3, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Looking at things from this side of the Atlantic, it is easy to think of Europe as a single, united... Read more

The Supreme Court and church schools

Russell Shaw

Jul 20, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Will a preschool kids’ playground turn out to be the path that leads to ending a historic form of discrimination... Read more

War on chastity

Russell Shaw

Jul 11, 2017

By Russell Shaw

G.K. Chesterton got a lot of things right. Here’s one: “The moment sex ceases to be a servant it becomes... Read more

America First for the Fourth of July?

Russell Shaw

Jul 3, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Along with the customary cluster of cookouts, parades, and fireworks, the 4th of July this year brings something different to... Read more

America's multifaceted crisis of addiction

Russell Shaw

Jun 10, 2017

By Russell Shaw

It would be too simple to say that temperance is the sole solution to America’s multifaceted crisis of addiction, but... Read more

Trump and the Media

Russell Shaw

May 27, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. That’s been the story of Donald Trump’s relationship with... Read more

Being legalistic and being law-abiding, and the big difference 

Russell Shaw

May 13, 2017

By Russell Shaw

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis thinks legalism is a bad thing – and that’s good news. For legalism,... Read more

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A new round in the liturgy translation war?

Russell Shaw

May 1, 2017

By Russell Shaw

The immortal Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That was my first reaction to the... Read more

Toxic Culture 

Russell Shaw

Apr 17, 2017

By Russell Shaw

In today’s America, as in other countries like it, people of faith are facing a question of critical importance: How... Read more

Dialogue between Science and Religion

Russell Shaw

Mar 30, 2017

By Russell Shaw

As it happens, it was Ash Wednesday when I casually flicked on an all-news radio station just in time to... Read more

Catholic Cultural Assimilation

Russell Shaw

Mar 18, 2017

By Russell Shaw

It’s a commonplace to say that America, along with other Western countries, is currently experiencing a cultural—which is to say:... Read more

Let Lent bring a spiritual Spring

Russell Shaw

Mar 4, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Up here in the northern half of the planet, where Lent coincides with the end of winter and the onset... Read more

The Struggle to Shape the Supreme Court

Russell Shaw

Feb 16, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Just as people who like sausage shouldn’t visit a sausage factory, so people who stand in awe of the United... Read more