The Dispatch

Doubling down on a bad deal

March 11, 2020 George Weigel 12

Perseverance on a difficult but noble path is a virtue. Stubbornness when confronted by irrefutable evidence of a grave mistake is a vice. The latter would seem an apt characterization of a letter sent on […]

Essay

What is a Woman?

March 9, 2020 Angela Franks, Ph.D. 13

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir… mighty scarce.” — attributed to Mark Twain Fifty years ago, only rogue philosophers bothered to ask, “What is a woman?” It seems so simple, until suddenly it […]

Essay

The lessons of St. John Paul II

October 22, 2019 Joanna Bogle 10

Next year, 2020, will see the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most remarkable men of our times. In today’s West, it is almost standard to assume that anyone whose life has […]

The Dispatch

The Parable of the Perfect Father

September 15, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 • Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 • 1 Tim 1:12-17 • Lk 15:1-32 The parable of the prodigal son is well known, arguably the most famous of Jesus’ parables. Yet, […]