Death and Human Dignity

    Suicide is a key image for our culture today.  Our society is always looking for new ways to destroy itself. We seem intent on destroying our connections to our forebears, destroying their reputations and even tearing down their statues.  We reject the classic achievements in music, art, and architecture that they have handed on to us. We […]

In The World, But Not Of It

Politics is a Means, Not an End Last week  I promised (or threatened) to discuss the issue of the relationship between faith and politics more fully (see last week’s post “Religion, Culture, & Politics” ).  Something that really helped lead me to think about this subject more deeply (and, I hope, more clearly) a few years back […]

Don’t Let Them Muffle The Message of Life

   This year’s March for Life in Washington has been cancelled – or perhaps I should say “Cancelled”   – who would have guessed?      The first March for Life was a protest against the notorious U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton, which together effectively wiped out all state laws restricting abortion. It […]