Is Callista Gingrich the next USA ambassador to the Holy See?

Callista Gingrich will almost certainly be the next American ambassador to the Holy See. This has been in the works for a while. Since the election, Mrs. Gingrich’s name is frequently floated and in January, it was confirmed that she is being considered. Plugged-in Vatican journalist Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register seems to [Read More…]

Episcopal layman Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch may represent a new mold of legal conservative who understands that the marriage fight is over, while retaining conservative views on other life/sex issues. [Read more…]

Trump’s new low of shamelessness and depravity

I could stomach this if Trump was the least bit contrite. But his brazen defiance makes these words especially hollow and hurtful. [Read more…]

My ‘bad-faith’ ‘review’ of the Benedict option

I appreciate Rod Dreher taking the time to consider and address some “strange mischaracterizations” from a friendly skeptic. [Read more…]

Mainline Protestants: Hidden in plain sight

Before you blame mainline decline on theology or politics, look at demographics. [Read more…]

Why are white conservative Christians so afraid?

I highly encourage people who have studied this question (quantitatively or qualitatively) or others with well-formed opinions to weigh in. [Read more…]

Glitter Ash Wednesday: A (very) modest defense

I want to concede a few points that may have gotten lost in my remonstrance. [Read more…]

Why anti-gay wedding vendors should discriminate more

Paradoxically, the more a wedding vendor discriminates against straight couples, the more we should tolerate his decision to discriminate against same-sex couples. [Read more…]

Why opposing same sex marriage isn’t like racism

The parallel to Jim Crow is bonkers, as though Pope Francis is no better a man than George Wallace was. Comparing Baronelle Stutzman to a racist is wrong. [Read more…]

Trump’s anti-Semitism comments are too little, too late. Weak!

Trump’s comments paled in comparison to President Bush’s empathetic, bold condemnation of threats and violence against Muslims targeted the week after 9/11. [Read more…]