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Russell Shaw

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The crisis of marriage

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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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

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

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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By Russell Shaw

Maybe we are expecting too little for Christmas

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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By Russell Shaw

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

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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By Russell Shaw

The meaning of silence in a media age

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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By Russell Shaw

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

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

“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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By Russell Shaw

Getting the message in the Church?

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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By Russell Shaw

Is America fighting wars without end?

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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By Russell Shaw

Could the riots in Britain happen here?

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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By Russell Shaw

Two easy steps for one-on-one evangelization

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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By Russell Shaw

Presidential candidates and religion

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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By Russell Shaw

The 'Dolan Doctrine' and Catholic politicians

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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By Russell Shaw

Why God lets bad things happen

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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By Russell Shaw

What the Pill brought us

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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By Russell Shaw

In praise of 'good-enough' parents

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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By Russell Shaw

Islamic radicalism after bin Laden

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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By Russell Shaw

The new culture war — social democrats vs. democratic capitalists

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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By Russell Shaw

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

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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By Russell Shaw

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

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