Gains and Losses

April 27, 2011 John Burger 0

After Californians voted in November to reverse same-sex marriage, state Attorney General Jerry Brown said the 18,000 or so homosexual marriages that had been performed after May 15, when California’s Supreme Court ruled that restricting […]


At the October Synod

April 27, 2011 Thomas P. Harmon 0

The 12th Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took place at the Vatican October 5-26, reflecting on the theme “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” In addition to […]

Special Report

Down Syndrome and Abortion

April 27, 2011 Daniel Allott 0

Sarah Palin is not the only one. Right now 400,000 mothers are going through the same experiences every day—the simple joys, the profound challenges, the unexpected blessings. Ann Robertson is one of them. Like Palin, […]


Big Questions and Deceptions

April 27, 2011 James Antle, III 0

On March 23, 2008, Pepperdine University law professor Douglas W. Kmiec published a blog entry on Slate—a popular webzine that prides itself on running contrarian pieces— endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president of the United […]


First Blair, Then Bush?

April 27, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

George W. Bush fell into disfavor with the leaders of his denomination, the United Methodist Church (UMC), the moment he began talking about war with Iraq. “We can’t sleep through this rush to war,” said […]


The Improbable

April 27, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

When the actor Michael Douglas, who in the film Basic Instinct played a police detective investigating and attracted to a possible female serial killer (Sharon Stone), realized how the film would end, he complained to […]

Film & Music

Of Bond, Batmobiles and Bullwhips

April 26, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

James Bond is back. Quantum of Solace, opening in theaters this month, is the 22nd film in the official Bond series (not counting a few stray independent productions). More notably, Quantum of Solace represents the […]