Russell Shaw

Chalice.

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

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

Russell Shaw

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

Russell Shaw

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

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

The pro-life issues facing President Trump

Russell Shaw

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

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

The Pope and the Martin Luther Anniversary

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

New Threats to Religious Liberty

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

Is the mercy of God unconditional?

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

What are voters to do?

Russell Shaw

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

CNA

An old book and a continuing problem

Russell Shaw

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

Al Smith (right)

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

Russell Shaw

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?

Russell Shaw

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

Russell Shaw

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