My NRO Interview – “Abortion and Human Equality: How to return the debate to the essential questions 41 years after Roe.”

DefendingLife

That's the title of Kathryn Jean Lopez's interview of me in today's National Review Online. Here's how it begins:KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What are your thoughts as D.C. is about to see a March for Life against 41 years of legal abortion in America?FRANCIS J. BECKWITH: Even though the advocates of the belief that unborn life lacks moral status have had over four decades to completely inoculate the wider culture from the sanctity-of-life ethic (through the media, the academy, and … [Read more...]

George C. Scott Explains Calvinism in 3 Minutes

(HT: First Things)From the 1979 movie Hardcore. (Language Warning: F-word employed at the end) … [Read more...]

The Day I Met Jesus in Las Vegas

Stained-glass window in the Garden Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas

That's the title of my latest column over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins: Several days before my 13th birthday, in late October of 1973, I had a dream that was so vivid that when I woke up the next morning I was convinced that it was no mere dream. As I note in my 2009 memoir, Return to Rome, in the dreamJesus and I “were sitting, facing each other, with the landscape of heaven in the background. He spoke to me. Over thirty years later, I cannot honestly recall the words he … [Read more...]


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