Russell Shaw

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Converting the culture

Russell Shaw

Apr 11, 2012

By Russell Shaw

“Social issues.” It’s a squishy, equivocal term suited to a mentality ill at ease with the hard-edged implications of “moral... Read more

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Contraception or religious freedom?

Russell Shaw

Mar 12, 2012

By Russell Shaw

In determining to fight President Obama’s famous—or should I say infamous?—contraception mandate, the American bishops, I suspect, were devoutly hoping... Read more

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The larger issue behind the contraception mandate

Russell Shaw

Feb 28, 2012

By Russell Shaw

As the controversy over the Obama administration’s January directive to religious institutions to pay for employees’ contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing... Read more

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The future of the Church in America

Russell Shaw

Feb 13, 2012

By Russell Shaw

A quiet, closed-door meeting in Washington next month will be of crucial importance in shaping the Church’s response to the... Read more

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The crisis in American marriage

Russell Shaw

Feb 6, 2012

By Russell Shaw

I was chatting with a priest who is a judge with the marriage tribunal of his large Eastern diocese when... Read more

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The crisis of marriage

Russell Shaw

Jan 18, 2012

By Russell Shaw

Is it possible that secular liberals, some of them anyway, are starting to realize that knocking the supports out from... Read more

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Why is LGBT 'rights' now a US foreign policy priority?

Russell Shaw

Jan 5, 2012

By Russell Shaw

An address by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on gay rights as a priority of U.S. policy deserves far more... Read more

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Maybe we are expecting too little for Christmas

Russell Shaw

Dec 20, 2011

By Russell Shaw

The problem many of us have with Christmas isn’t that we expect too much of it but that we expect... Read more

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Iraq and its aftermath — what happens when the troops go home?

Russell Shaw

Dec 8, 2011

By Russell Shaw

As active U.S. military involvement in Iraq draws to a close, what does the moral scorecard on this adventure look... Read more

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The meaning of silence in a media age

Russell Shaw

Nov 22, 2011

By Russell Shaw

I have to admit that it really didn’t impress me very favorably the first time I read it: “Silence and... Read more

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We need to talk (not “hyperventilate”) about the Vatican finance document

Russell Shaw

Nov 8, 2011

By Russell Shaw

There’s a widespread impression that the international financial system which the United States and its friends put in place after... Read more

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Persecution in America

Russell Shaw

Oct 26, 2011

By Russell Shaw

“What the Catholic Church in the United States really needs to stiffen its backbone is a good persecution.” How often,... Read more

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Getting the message in the Church?

Russell Shaw

Oct 18, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Draw yourself an organization chart representing the Catholic Church. What you’ll get is a sketch of an ecclesiastical institution that... Read more

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Is America fighting wars without end?

Russell Shaw

Sep 27, 2011

By Russell Shaw

Is America condemned to endless war? And if so, what implications does that have for the American psyche—the American soul?A... Read more

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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

Russell Shaw

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