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MiraclesRussell Shaw

A friend asked me to write about miracles, taking as an example the events that brought him and his wife together in a happy marriage now in its 58th year. To his credit, he doesn't suggest their case ...

The alarming rise of cultural Marxism in America Russell Shaw

Some years ago, Lee Edwards, a veteran conservative writer and a friend of mine, launched an organization, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, dedicated to "commemorating the more than 100 million ...

On the road to polyamoryRussell Shaw

Under the heading "A fair chance for children" the New York Times editorial board recommends four measures to help low-income kids: create government-funded savings accounts for newborns, provide universal ...

'Brideshead Revisited' Russell Shaw

In the late spring of 1945, as World War II was drawing toward a close, a novel called "Brideshead Revisited" made its appearance in Britain; its first U.S. edition came out the following January. Whatever ...

Religious liberty after BostockRussell Shaw

Does the Catholic Church have a right to follow its convictions about sexual morality in its own institutions without being penalized by government? In its June decision declaring "gay" and "transgender" ...

Sound advice from the chief Russell Shaw

Disappointed pro-lifers were predictably angry at Chief Justice John Roberts for providing the fifth vote in the five-member Supreme Court majority that last month struck down a Louisiana law requiring ...

China and RomeRussell Shaw

Not long after coming to power in 1933, the German government headed by Adolf Hitler sought a formal agreement with the Holy See -- a concordat setting terms of the Church-state relationship. No sooner ...

Crisis Russell Shaw

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is one of the most remarkable documents in American history -- a serious theological meditation by a president as well as a work of great literary art. Speaking ...