Austin Ruse is the President of the New York and Washington, D.C.-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam), a research institute that focuses exclusively on international social policy. The opinions expressed here are Mr. Ruse’s alone and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of C-Fam.


Gratitude to Those Who Let Me Write

Friday, July 25, 2014


Is the Rosary Always the Right Political Message?

Friday, July 11, 2014


Priest Ought to Return U.N. Award

Friday, June 13, 2014


In Praise of Courage

Friday, May 30, 2014


The Church and the U.N., Again

Friday, May 2, 2014


Anatomy of a Takedown

Friday, March 21, 2014


A Strong Bishop Speaks Out on Porn

Friday, March 7, 2014


I Am Kielbasa

Friday, February 21, 2014


The Lost Boy

Friday, February 7, 2014


Happy People and Their Just Cause

Friday, January 24, 2014


The Day Religious Liberty Died

Friday, January 10, 2014


The Sometimes Warring Schools of Francis

Friday, December 13, 2013


Only Gays Can Get Angry?

Friday, November 29, 2013


Polling the Laity is Always a Bad Idea

Friday, November 15, 2013


Who’s Better on Uranium Mining in Virginia?

Friday, November 1, 2013


Porn and More Lies of the Sexual Radicals

Friday, October 18, 2013


The Lies of the Sexual Radicals

Friday, October 4, 2013


Not All Roads Lead to God

Friday, September 20, 2013


All Gay all the “Times” – and “Post”

Monday, September 9, 2013


Adventures in Stalking the Pope

Friday, August 9, 2013


Letter from Moscow

Friday, July 26, 2013


A Quarter Century of Schism

Friday, July 12, 2013


Lessons from the Littlest Suffering Souls

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The Littlest Suffering Souls III: Brendan Kelly of Great Falls

Friday, June 14, 2013


The Littlest Suffering Souls, part 2: Margaret Leo of McLean

Friday, May 31, 2013


The Littlest Suffering Souls: Audrey Stevenson of Paris

Friday, May 17, 2013


Glimpses of Conversion

Friday, May 3, 2013


Bill Kristol is the Standard

Friday, April 19, 2013


Hating the Pope?

Friday, April 5, 2013


Everyone Talks Community

Friday, March 22, 2013


Dare we hope for Burke?

Friday, March 8, 2013


The Prisons of Scientology

Friday, February 22, 2013


Mike Schwartz: Son of Thunder

Friday, February 8, 2013


The Easygoing Lies of Andy Taylor

Friday, January 25, 2013


Music, Demons, and Little Girls

Friday, January 11, 2013


Bad influences from abroad

Friday, December 28, 2012


Helping the Disabled: Fact and Fiction

Friday, December 14, 2012


Ave Maria Born Again

Friday, November 30, 2012


32-0 and Counting

Friday, November 2, 2012


Arguing LGBT “rights”

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Following – the Russians?

Friday, October 5, 2012


Tears of the Catholic Left

Friday, September 7, 2012


Reflections on Rape and Abortion

Friday, August 24, 2012


The Tears of the Sexual Left

Friday, August 10, 2012


Catholic Teachers Refuse Profession of Faith

Friday, July 13, 2012


The Four Last Things and the Tour de France

Friday, June 29, 2012


Exposing the Zach Walls Myth

Friday, June 15, 2012


On Killing Baby Girls

Friday, June 1, 2012


United States — Human Rights Abuser?

Friday, May 18, 2012


The Always Witty Little Flower

Friday, May 4, 2012


Where’s the Outrage?

Friday, April 20, 2012


Anatomy of a Smear

Friday, March 23, 2012


This Is War

Friday, March 9, 2012


A Tip of the Hat to Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 10, 2012


Two Cheers for Pro-Life Europe

Friday, January 27, 2012


Working with the Muslims

Friday, January 13, 2012


Anger, Bad – and Good?

Friday, December 30, 2011


A Treatment for Down Syndrome?

Friday, December 16, 2011


Binary Cissexists Unite!

Friday, December 2, 2011


In the Matter of Bishop Robert Finn

Friday, November 18, 2011


Baby 7 Billion’s Got Everyone Spooked

Friday, November 4, 2011


Obama and Catholics: Faithful and Generic

Friday, October 21, 2011


The San José Articles

Friday, October 7, 2011


Refocusing the Poverty Debate

Friday, September 23, 2011


A Glimpse of Sweet and Welcome Death

Friday, September 9, 2011


Me and Gethsemani Abbey, Ten Years Later

Friday, August 26, 2011


Whatever Happened to Stem Cell Research?

Friday, August 12, 2011


Pro-Life Youth Dominate U.N. Conference

Friday, July 29, 2011


Haloes Just for the Asking

Friday, July 15, 2011


Obama’s Obsession with Sexual Orientation

Friday, July 1, 2011


Girl Scouts, Sullied

Friday, June 3, 2011


A Look at the T in LGBT

Friday, May 20, 2011


Out of the Porn Darkness

Friday, May 6, 2011


Memo to Rudy Giuliani

Friday, April 8, 2011


State Department Lies about the Holy See

Friday, March 25, 2011


Vatican 2.5 Goes Kerplop

Friday, March 11, 2011


Abortion Developments: Two Views

Friday, February 25, 2011


France Destroys Marriage, then Saves It?

Friday, February 11, 2011


They Do Hate JP II, Don’t They?

Friday, January 14, 2011


The Eclipse of the Christian Right?

Friday, December 31, 2010


The Lessons of Howard Stern

Friday, December 17, 2010


Politicians, Old Buildings, and Whores

Friday, December 3, 2010


The Pelvic Left and the Heartless Right

Friday, November 19, 2010


Pro-Life Naïfs in the Big City

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Doesn’t this make anyone queasy?

Friday, October 8, 2010


Strong Bishops – and Bishops’ Conferences

Friday, September 24, 2010


Of money and true happiness

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Ninnies, Tyrants, and those Damned Pants

Friday, August 27, 2010


Listen to the Woman

Friday, August 13, 2010


Hitch Lives

Friday, July 30, 2010


Revenge of the Homofascists

Friday, July 16, 2010


With Friends Like These . . .

Thursday, July 1, 2010


When Salt Loses Its Savor

Friday, June 18, 2010


Good Church/Bad Church

Friday, June 4, 2010


An International Double Standard

Friday, April 30, 2010


News You Can Lose

Friday, April 16, 2010


Stopping Big Porno

Friday, March 19, 2010


Is Marriott a Pimp? Are the Christian Brothers?

Thursday, March 4, 2010


“Torture” and the Pro-Life Cause

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The Personhood Movement: Right and Wrong

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Now Kennedy is Really Dead

Thursday, January 21, 2010


A Rare U.N. Victory

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The Acid Reflux of the Questioning Church

Friday, December 11, 2009


The Delicate Thread of Thanks

Friday, November 27, 2009


The End of Common Ground

Friday, November 13, 2009


The First Freedom and the First Right

Friday, October 30, 2009


Lies, Damned Lies, and Phony Science

Friday, October 16, 2009


Maggie Rules

Friday, September 25, 2009


The Place of Abortion in Catholic Social Teaching

Friday, September 4, 2009


The World Congress of Families and the Limits of Dialogue

Friday, August 21, 2009


Weighing Medjugorje

Friday, August 7, 2009


Compromise on Abortion?

Friday, July 24, 2009


The Tour de France and the Interior Life

Thursday, July 9, 2009


The Yogyakarta What?

Friday, June 26, 2009


Billionaires Plot Population Strategy

Friday, May 29, 2009


A Vatican Newspaper Embarrasses Itself

Thursday, May 7, 2009


UNICEF Promotes Abortion in Latin America

Friday, April 24, 2009


This Totem Too Shall Fall

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Hey, Obama: Hands Off Burke

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The Knights of Malta and the Right to Life

Friday, March 13, 2009


Dead Girls and Live Boys Reconsidered

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Remember the Charism

Friday, February 13, 2009


Up from Traditionalism

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Do They Really Pay, Pray, and Obey?

Friday, January 16, 2009


How I Became a Caroline Kennedy Democrat

Friday, January 2, 2009


Are Urophilia and Partialism Human Rights?

Friday, December 19, 2008


Hilary’s Return and What it Means

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Catholic Bullies and the Unraveling of the Seamless Garment

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Marriage Wins Big, Unborn Lose Big

Friday, November 7, 2008


The Global Radicals and Barack Obama

Friday, October 24, 2008


The Whole World and the Soul of Robert Bork

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The Democrats’ Religious Test for Federal Office: Faithful Catholics Need Not Apply

Friday, September 12, 2008


Obama and Democrats Slap Archbishop Chaput

Friday, August 22, 2008


Defeat and Disaster if McCain Picks a Pro-Choice Catholic

Thursday, August 14, 2008


International Law: Also at Stake This Election

Friday, August 1, 2008


Beware the Catholic Hucksters

Friday, July 18, 2008


Teddy, We Knew Ye Well

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Saving Europe: More Talledega, Less Sorbonne

Friday, June 20, 2008


The Real Lessons of the Hagee Case

Friday, June 6, 2008