Month: March 2019

  • Closed Beltway, open air walk

    Closed Beltway, open air walk

    Earlier this week coming back from Arlington, traffic had ground to a near absolute halt. I was in an Uber that was making no progress, so I got out and walked the two miles or so home. It was a beautiful evening for it, on foot. Here are some scenes nearing the Francis Scott Key […]

  • Corrupt by nature, but capable of virtue

    Andreas Kinneging writes a primer on virtue: Hardly anyone seriously talks about judiciousness, righteousness, courage, and temperance, let alone chastity, fidelity, and humility. Over the past five decades, these notions have become archaic, and we often no longer understand their meaning. This disappearance is of some significance. It indicates that traditional morality, in which these…

  • National Review Institute Ideas Summit

    National Review Institute Ideas Summit

    National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit took place over the past two days in Washington, DC at the Mandarin Oriental. It occurs biennially, and this year’s theme was “The Case for the American Experiment.” Michael Brenden Dougherty’s conversation with Tucker Carlson on populism was worthwhile, particularly Carlson’s focus on the necessity of dealing seriously with the…

  • ‘Bearing Witness’

    I spent last night at the Catholic Information Center for “Bearing Witness: Nurturing a Culture of Life through Love and Encounter,” which featured Catherine Hadro and Mary and Bobby Schindler: Join Catherine Hadro, host of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, and Mary Schindler, co-founder of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, for an evening of prayer, remembrance,…

  • ‘We’re the subjects of history, not its objects’

    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput delivered a talk recently at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus: I have two points I want to make here.  First, much of the anger in the Church today is righteous and healthy. As Pope Francis said just last month, “[I]n people’s justified anger, the Church sees the reflection of the wrath…