Russell Shaw

Viri probati

By Russell Shaw

The news that Pope Francis has set in motion the planning for a synod of bishops of the Amazon region next year may not strike most U.S. Catholics... (Read more)
In his much discussed indictment of secularized liberal democracy, Polish philosopher and sometime government minister Ryszard Legutko writes... (Read more)
Defeat on a Senate procedural vote last January of legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy was a great disappointment – genuinely... (Read more)
“We are all students of Grisez now.” The man who said that several years ago was a Catholic theologian not generally seen as being a disciple of... (Read more)
Promoting international religious liberty is one of those things that America ought to be doing for its own sake, but doing it would also serve... (Read more)
“We are at the limit of what is licit.” In early December Pope Francis offered that assessment of nuclear deterrence during a question and answer... (Read more)
It’s said that Robert Hugh Benson’s conversion to Roman Catholicism was an act of rebellion against his father, Edward White Benson, Archbishop of... (Read more)

A post-truth culture

By Russell Shaw

Has America become home to a post-truth culture? I ran into that phrase – “post-truth culture” – casually applied to the United States, in... (Read more)
Imagine the government ordered Ford dealers to post signs telling prospective auto buyers to check out Chevrolet or required vegan restaurants to... (Read more)

Marriage and social class

By Russell Shaw

Among the benign myths that lie close to the hearts of many Americans is the belief that, in the end, social class differences don’t count for all... (Read more)