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A conversation with Alan Powell, star of the upcoming movie The Song, which is inspired by the Song of Solomon.

The Song is a romantic drama inspired by the Song of Solomon with a modern-day setting: today’s country music scene. Written and directed by Richard Ramsey and releasing nationwide on September 26 from Samuel Goldwyn Films and City On A Hill Studio, The Song addresses themes of love, sex, and the meaning of...

Contrary to what many people believe, no society can maximize free choice and all societies involve some sort of compulsion

Social liberals consider traditional moral restrictions cruel in their very essence. Each of us, they believe, should be as free as possible to pursue his happiness as he sees it, consistent with the equal ability of others to do the same.

To reject that position, as Catholics and other moral traditionalists do, is either intentionally to block happiness or to substitute th...

Once a year, a group of admirers of G.K. Chesterton make a 30-mile pilgrimage from the site of his birth to his grave. This year’s trek included several Chestertonian touches.

Just before 8 am, on July 30, 2014, I made my way to a church in Kensington, London. As I drew nearer I saw smoke rising, and, nearer still, found a young man puffing on a fat cigar. It was then I knew I had arrived at the right place.

I had come to join the Catholic G.K. Ches...

Where and why Catholics agree—and disagree—with Muslims

Although the topic of violence in Islam is a controversial one, Benedict XVI placed it at the center of his treatment of our knowledge of God within his often misunderstood and misrepresented Regensburg Lecture, given eight years ago, on September 12, 2006. Put simply, false views of God’s nature can lead to religiously motivated actions, such as terrorism and violent...

Naomi Schaefer Riley's book, Got Religion?, explores what thriving religious institutions are doing to attract young people

At age twenty-three, I was asked to join the parish council at my church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where I’d been an active parishioner for several years. Upon accepting the invitation, I realized I was the youngest representative by at least twenty years. Like many churches, my parish recognized we had a sizable number of young adults who would attend weekly Mass—...

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