Civic Life

New Podcast: The Next American Economy with Samuel Gregg

by Phil Lawler

Phil talks with Samuel Gregg about his book The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World, wherein he…

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The Statesman as Thinker

by Phil Lawler /Dr. Dan Mahoney

Phil Lawler talks with political theorist Daniel Mahoney about his new book, The Statesman as Thinker—a book that portrays some of…

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Liberty or Lockdown

by Phil Lawler

Phil Lawler talks with Jeffrey Tucker, the founder and president of the Brownstone Institute, about his new book, Liberty or Lockdown….

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Rediscovering the Gift of Creation:
The Truth about Environmentalism

What is Creation and how is it different from “the environment”? What does this difference say about the environmentalism and…

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Can Democratic Ideals Survive in the Administrative State?

by Phil Lawler

During the Covid crisis, the assertion of sweeping new government powers should force Americans to confront a disturbing trend: With…

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Archbishop Cordileone’s pastoral: Pelosi’s last warning?

by Phil Lawler

With his pastoral letter powerfully reaffirming the importance of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of human life, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore…

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American Awakening

Is “identity politics” a distortion of Christianity— a reversion toward primitive religions, with their scapegoats? For his ‘Book of the…

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America on Trial

by Phil Lawler

Was the American experiment doomed from the outset? Did the Founding Fathers rely too heavily on the flawed thinking of…

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Sensationalism: The Coverage of Current Events

by Phil Lawler /Robert Royal

Two veteran observers of the Catholic scene, Robert Royal and Phil Lawler, share their thoughts about sensationalism in the media—…

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A Vision of Hope

Although enrollments declined at parochial schools in the US this year, some schools, offering an authentically Catholic education, have enjoyed…

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Fear: the ultimate enemy of faith

by Phil Lawler

Every morning, for the better part of a year now, a headline in the local newspaper has called attention to…

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What if everyone will eventually be Covid-positive?

by Phil Lawler

Just to help clarify our thinking, let’s imagine an unpleasant possibility: that sooner or later, we’ll all be infected with…

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Rediscovering Columbus

by Robert Royal /Dr. William Fahey

Across the nation, schoolchildren are being taught that Christopher Columbus was a genocidal maniac. Monuments to the explorer are being…

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TMC Trustee Helps Score
Landmark Victory Over
Anti-Catholic Laws

By Michael C. Gilleran Note: Boston-based attorney Michael C. Gilleran is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Thomas…

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Who Owns Your Children?
Home Education in
an Authoritarian Age

— About — Is home education “dangerous”? A Harvard Law School professor—calling parents “authoritarian” and organizing a private “Summit” of…

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Who Owns Your Children?
Home Education in
an Authoritarian Age

by Phil Lawler /Andrew Beckwith

— About — Is home education “dangerous”? A Harvard Law School professor—calling parents “authoritarian” and organizing a private “Summit” of…

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How a Supreme Court decision could change everything for religious and home schools

In this video, Mr. Michael Gilleran, Vice Chairman of the Board of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, talks about…

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What Is Civic about Virtue?
Geoffrey M. Vaughan, D.Phil.

The virtues are necessary for our flourishing, and so is civic life. But what makes a virtue “civic”, as opposed…

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