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The Ukrainian Crisis and the Geopolitics of Christendom

The secularized former Christendom is facing off against a Russia that wants to reclaim its imperialist - and Christian - past.

What is This Thing Called Virtue?

Believe it or not, in at least one specific area public discourse in the United States is a bit better than it was a few decades ago.  How so? Today we occasionally hear the word “virtue” used—and not always in sarcasm.  This is good news because the return of the word “virtue” to the lexicon [...]

The Dachshunds of Lent

I'm starting off Lent this year not in the desert but in my own Jerusalem, New York City -- city of temples and towers, titans and toilers, Rev. George Rutler and the Rockettes. It is here you'll find the best and the worst man has to offer, the supremely serious and the sublimely silly. Here [...]

The Wrath of Dogs

Last week, I offered readers one of my Trademark-Busting Cosmo-Style Quizzes™, so they could test themselves for Gluttonous thoughts. Amid the mounting frustrations of Christmas shopping, crowds and traffic, and the thin yellow malaise that for so many of us hangs over the holidays, this week seems a good time to turn to the case [...]

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