Russell Shaw

On the Road to Polyamory

By Russell Shaw

Under the heading “A fair chance for children” the New York Times editorial board recommends four measures to help low-income kids: create... (Read more)

On Revisiting Brideshead

By Russell Shaw

In the late spring of 1945, as World War II was drawing toward a close, a novel called Brideshead Revisited made its appearance in Britain; its... (Read more)
Does the Catholic Church have a right to follow its convictions about sexual morality in its own institutions without being penalized by... (Read more)

Sound Advice from the Chief

By Russell Shaw

Disappointed prolifers were predictably angry at Chief Justice John Roberts for providing the fifth vote in the five-member Supreme Court majority... (Read more)

China and Rome

By Russell Shaw

Not long after coming to power in 1933, the German government headed by  Adolf  Hitler sought a formal agreement with the Holy See – a concordat... (Read more)

The Roots of the Crisis

By Russell Shaw

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is one of the most remarkable documents in American history – a serious theological meditation by a... (Read more)

In Defense of Homeschooling

By Russell Shaw

Although a Harvard law school professor’s recent proposal that homeschooling children be banned provoked a predictable hornets’ nest of... (Read more)

End Times? Yes and No

By Russell Shaw

One of the more predictable byproducts of the coronavirus pandemic has been an uptick in apocalyptic warnings that the end of the world is at... (Read more)

Security in a Pandemic

By Russell Shaw

Security. Safety. Safekeeping. The human craving for protection against harm is universal and reaches its anxiety-ridden peak in the face of an... (Read more)
It now appears that the legacy of the coronavirus pandemic is going to include an ongoing, sometimes ugly debate on the merits of closing churches... (Read more)

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