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Invisible Man

Politicians and pundits regularly misapply Smith’s most famous metaphor, turning the “invisible hand” into an embodiment of the virtues of an unfettered market.

Letter from Rome

After the synod: fears about Pope Francis and doctrinal change, while Benedict breaks silence to encourage celebration of the pre-Vatican II liturgy.

Teach Me to Be Generous

Written with the school’s cooperation, this history recounts the story of Regis High School warts-and-all, including the intrigues surrounding its founding.

Letter from Rome

Since the Synod of Bishops was instituted in 1965, no pope has ever begun an assembly’s first working session with an address like the one Pope Francis gave.

Taking the Hit for Francis?

Those hostile to Pope Francis and how he’s governing the Vatican and church have affixed the bull’s eye on the backs of a number of people close to him.

The Case Against Intervention

Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.

Against Obsessive Celibacy

Although sex can be a volatile distraction, it can also be a positive, joyous, even stabilizing element of a well-integrated life.

Understanding Scarcity

Scarcity, whether of time or of money, taxes our bandwidth. If you have to think nonstop about either, you can’t think about much of anything else.

Fearful Asymmetry

Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza raises questions about the ethics of military strife in an era when war has become asymmetrical.

Irish Catholicism's Two Abuse Crises

Irish Catholicism’s abuse crises are more than just an Irish problem, and more than just a Catholic problem.

Mortal Affirmations

If Dubus were a dogmatist, he would lay judgment on the adulterers in his fiction. Rather, he reveals how faith helps and hurts them in equal amounts.

‘A Man Without Cattle Is Lost’

The fragile economy of Uganda's Karamoja region is one that is based on cattle, just as life is, and that life has never been easy.
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