Jody Bottum

The Cross, the Crescent, or the Swastika?

If the past month has been chaotic in America, it has seen some bloody scenes here in Europe. On the morning of October 29, a 21-year old Tunisian national entered the Basilica of Notre Dame in Nice, France began knifing the three people he found there. He virtually severed the head of an elderly lady, [...]

Why Catholics Must Fight “Lost Causes”

Much has been said, maybe pretty much everything that needs to be said, about  former First Things editor Joseph Bottum throwing in the towel over the same-sex marriage fight. He believes that the legalization of this aberration is already a done deal and that Catholics should simply accept it henceforth as a civil matter. It’s [...]

What I Meant to Say: A Case for Same-Sex Marriage

 Editor's Note: A friend passed on this manuscript written by someone named “Foggy Bottom,” which purports to be the notes or an alternative draft of a recent piece, with a similar title, which has received some attention by one “Jody Bottum” in Commonweal.  We cannot vouch for its authenticity, but in light of its curious [...]

Jody Bottum No Longer Editor at First Things

Reports have been circulating the last few days that Jody Bottum is no longer the editor of First Things.  The changes on the masthead -- listing an "interim editor" -- corroborate the truth of those reports. First Things has yet to issue any kind of official comment on the change -- until then, it would [...]

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