• Hope for America in Going Local: De-nationalizing politics could end the current spectacle

    One of the clearest writers on politics and civil society today is Yuval Levin, a leading conservative thinker at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and author of the new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.

  • Hope for America in Going Local: De-nationalizing politics could end the current spectacle

    One of the clearest writers on politics and civil society today is Yuval Levin, a leading conservative thinker at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and author of the new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.

  • The Sacred Beetle: Jean-Henri Fabré’s ‘Book of Insects’

    Jean-Henri Fabre’s “Book of Insects” is a 1921 classic, with beautiful, tissue-paper-protected color plates by E.J. Detmold.

  • A crash course in Miracles 101

    What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?

  • A book report 100 years late

    In the past, I have written ad infinitum, some may say ad naseum about Catholic writers and Catholic filmmakers and still hold firm to the belief that great “Catholic” writing does not necessarily have to deal with overtly religious subject matter or even religiously inclined protagonists and antagonists.

  • The write stuff

    Writers writing about writing can be a dubious endeavor. Catholic writers writing about the “soul” of the Catholic writer is even more dangerous. So it is with a certain amount of trepidation that I sally forth and throw my rosary beads into the fray.

  • ‘The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run’: An interview with the author

    María Ruiz Scaperlanda remembers first hearing about Oklahoma’s missionary martyr priest from her then school-aged children.

  • Taking Religion and Politics Seriously

    Religion comes up a lot in politics, and yet, not at all. Not substantively. That’s the argument author Stephen Mansfield makes in Ask the Question: Why We Must Demand Religious Clarity from Our Presidential Candidates.

  • Farewell, my lovely: Noir novelist Raymond Chandler

    Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) created the character of hard-boiled L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe. His novels — among them “The Big Sleep” (1939), “Farewell, My Lovely” (1940) and “The Lady in the Lake” (1943) — are widely considered masterpieces of noir crime fiction.

  • Pope Francis has a new book for kids

    Already in his brief, three-year pontificate Pope Francis has a track record of papal firsts, but in March he will add yet another to his list: authoring a children's book.

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Voices

A Memorial Day reflection from America’s late peace-priest

Tony Magliano

The best way to remember those who have been killed in battle is to work for the day when others will no longer be sent to take their place.

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