A Soulless Soul Mate

'Her' focuses on emotional anxieties, asking what happens when companionship and intimacy itself are outsourced to a rapidly evolving machine. What happens to us?

Letters | Darwin, Israel & ‘Mary Poppins’

Readers write on Elizabeth A. Johnson, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and 'Mary Poppins.'

Top Heavy

Conservatives insist that higher incomes at the very top fuel investment and growth and improve living standards. Real-world outcomes make nonsense of these claims.

The Road to Paralysis

Our politics are haunted by principles of Austrian economics and their sweeping hostility to any actions by government to keep downturns from becoming catastrophes.

Friend of Justice

Msgr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y García-Menocal, faithful priest, seminary rector, and prolific writer who died January 3, was also a great Cuban patriot.

Two Poems

I go by myself / to where I am supposed to be

Obama, Confidence Builder

Consider Obama's State of the Union speech a bid to move the national conversation back to the economic basics: to “opportunity for everybody."

Unprotected Natural Rights

The first decision ever issued by the Supreme Court of the United States on the constitutionality of legal sterilization of human beings was handed down May 2, 1927...

The Art of the Con

No moviemaker since Sturges has made the din of recrimination as funny as Russell does in 'American Hustle,' while Scorcese dazzles though 'Wolf' goes nowhere.

A Hole in the Basket

Nobody seems to believe me, but in my experience the secret to increasing the parish collection is a simple one: Start giving the money away.

The Last Word: Rerouted

I have been rerouted from my natural course toward death. It feels wrong.

Letters | Catholic Schools, Catholic Hospitals

Readers respond to Fr. Nonomen's "Rethinking Catholic Schools," and the author replies.
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