Columns Archives - The Catholic Thing


On Fools

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Crisis – and Opportunity?

Monday, March 27, 2017


Of Millennials and Monastic Hospitality

Sunday, March 26, 2017


The Annunciation of the Son Who Has Come

Saturday, March 25, 2017


The Two Progressive Impulses

Friday, March 24, 2017


Confessions of an Armchair (Moral) Geologist

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Drugs and the Pursuit of Happiness

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Gospel and Law according to Ratzinger

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


America’s (Reluctant) First Cardinal

Monday, March 20, 2017


The Church Teaches – and Judges – Consciences

Sunday, March 19, 2017


The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit

Saturday, March 18, 2017


The Cure for Unhappiness

Friday, March 17, 2017


What “Multi”? What “Culture”?



Thursday, March 16, 2017


Is Christianity Good for Women?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


On Contradiction

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


A Lesson on Sex – from Dante

Monday, March 13, 2017


Dogma and the Age of Anxiety

Sunday, March 12, 2017


The Eighth Deadly Sin

Saturday, March 11, 2017


The Many Uses of the Myth of White Racism

Friday, March 10, 2017


Stop Playing “Let’s Pretend” about Islam

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Poetry

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


The Disruptive Church Now Has a Spokesman

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Love and Famine: a Review of “Bitter Harvest”

Monday, March 6, 2017


Celebrities and Martyrs

Sunday, March 5, 2017


The Varieties of Crosses

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Notes on Church Demolition

Friday, March 3, 2017


The Multiplication Table

Thursday, March 2, 2017


The Man Who Shared the Cross

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


On Evil

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Bioextinction Workshop: Report One

Monday, February 27, 2017


Give It Up

Sunday, February 26, 2017


How We Give Hell a Chance

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Religion: Thick and Thin

Friday, February 24, 2017


Life Comes from the Archbishop

Thursday, February 23, 2017


A Brief Primer on Catholic Faith and Conscience

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Knight of God: a Review of “Ignatius of Loyola”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Remembering Michael Novak

Monday, February 20, 2017


A Small Parenthesis in Eternity

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Theology in Paint

Saturday, February 18, 2017


On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Friday, February 17, 2017


When Cardinals Clash

Thursday, February 16, 2017


The Gnostic God

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


On Unity

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The Slandering of Cardinal Burke

Monday, February 13, 2017


Sentimental Catholicism

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Three Lessons from Lourdes

Saturday, February 11, 2017


What’s Happening – and Where We’re Headed

Friday, February 10, 2017


The Idea of God

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Conscience and Disagreements on Social Teachings

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


How Would We Enforce New Abortion Laws?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017