Russell Shaw

Conservatives and Trump

Russell Shaw

Feb 2, 2017

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... Read more

Child Poverty and Family

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Jan 21, 2017

By Russell Shaw

In setting out to confront a problem, it’s necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child... Read more

Letter to the President-Elect

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Jan 9, 2017

By Russell Shaw

Dear President-elect Trump: Unsolicited advice is said to be the best kind because it is the most easily ignored. But... Read more

Christmas Blues

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Dec 15, 2016

By Russell Shaw

For many people, the season of good cheer is a deeply trying affair. I don’t mean unhappy souls who have... Read more

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The pro-life issues facing President Trump

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Nov 28, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Many social conservatives, though by no means all, were ecstatic at the election of Donald Trump. Whether they’ll still be... Read more

The Significance of the Next Synod

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Oct 31, 2016

By Russell Shaw

When the pot is boiling, turn down the heat. You can’t be sure, but that could well have been part... Read more

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The Pope and the Martin Luther Anniversary

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Oct 17, 2016

By Russell Shaw

At the end of October Pope Francis will travel to Sweden to join a Lutheran World Federation observance opening the... Read more

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New Threats to Religious Liberty

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Oct 4, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Last June five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court thumbed their noses at religious liberty. They accomplished that without spoken... Read more

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Is the mercy of God unconditional?

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Sep 20, 2016

By Russell Shaw

In a message to a gathering of bishops of the Americas in Bogota, Colombia, Pope Francis made a point that’s... Read more

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What are voters to do?

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Sep 9, 2016

By Russell Shaw

If this presidential campaign isn’t the strangest race for the White House ever, it  will do until a stranger one... Read more

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An old book and a continuing problem

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Aug 23, 2016

By Russell Shaw

I’d been running into references to the book every now and then for years. People told me I really ought... Read more

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What was it that set Al Smith apart from other Catholic politicians?

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Aug 4, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Eighty-eight years ago a Happy Warrior from the streets of New York ran for President of the United States. His... Read more

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Can Americans fix our problems if we no longer share common values?

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Jul 21, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Speaking at a memorial service for the five Dallas police officers killed by a gunman in retaliation for police shootings... Read more

What the pro-life movement needs to do now

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Jul 8, 2016

By Russell Shaw

In the dead of winter every year thousands of pro-lifers throng the streets of downtown Washington making a public statement... Read more

St. Thomas Aquinas and angry American voters

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Jun 13, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Americans, a goodly number of them anyway, are angry. Opinion polls and both parties’ primaries are evidence of that. But... Read more

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New dispatches from our endless culture war

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May 20, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Although the wave of battles now underway in several parts of the country over religious freedom laws and LGBT rights... Read more

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Amoris Laetitia as a whole

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Apr 28, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Now that the dust stirred by publication of Pope Francis’s new document on marriage has started to settle, it’s time... Read more

To vote, or not to vote?

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Apr 19, 2016

By Russell Shaw

As the presidential primaries wear on, a potentially serious dilemma has begun to take shape for some voters.  The question... Read more

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The conflicts within the conflict over replacing Justice Scalia

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Mar 3, 2016

By Russell Shaw

To no one’s particular surprise, the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by Antonin Scalia’s death has morphed... Read more

The coming celibacy debate

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Feb 22, 2016

By Russell Shaw

Speculation and trial balloons floating lately over the Vatican walls suggest that Pope Francis wants to open up a discussion... Read more