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“SYNODALITY” AND THE
ROME ABUSE SUMMIT

By EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel
Syndicated Column

In the world Church today, a proper understanding of synodality would mean that different local Churches should be empowered to implement specific local remedies, tailored to their specific problems and capacities, in addressing
clerical sexual misconduct. Read More

Mr. Weigel is in Rome for the duration of the summit, and his dispatches will be appearing daily at First Things as part of the “Letters from the Vatican” series.
 

MR. McCARRICK’S MESS

By EPPC Fellow Stephen P. White
The Catholic Thing

In one sense, laicization would bring Theodore McCarrick’s part in the saga of the clerical sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church to a deservedly ignominious end. But the bitter fruits of his sins are still ripening to harvest. Read More

AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF
CATHOLIC WOMEN

 
Mary Rice Hasson, EPPC’s Kate O’Beirne Fellow and the director of EPPC’s Catholic Women’s Forum, has been a leading voice on the Church’s sex-abuse crisis. Mrs. Hasson has led an effort to present the voices of concerned Catholic women to the Vatican by:
  • highlighting the testimony of victims and their families;
  • producing a report based on a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Catholic women; and
  • disseminating the recommendations of experienced female seminary professors on key reforms needed in the Church.
In addition, Mrs. Hasson organized an open letter to Pope Francis last summer which drew the signatures of nearly 50,000 Catholic women calling for transparency and accountability regarding the scandal. 

ELIZABETH WARREN’S FLAWED CHILD-CARE PLAN

By EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen
Syndicated Column

Universal, government-funded pre-K may do more harm than good. Read More
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THE CAMPUS INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY ACT: A PROPOSAL 

By EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz
National Review Online

Knowledge advances through debate, yet our universities are dominated by an intellectual monoculture, while public-policy debates common to society at large are scarcely to be found in the halls of the academy. This problem can be addressed in a way that respects academic freedom. Read More

AMERICA IS TORN BETWEEN TRUMP’S FIBS AND PROGRESSIVES’ FANTASIES 

By EPPC Henry Grunwald Senior Fellow Lance Morrow
The Wall Street Journal

President Trump works with huckster falsehoods—the flashy superlatives of a car salesman. The progressive left works with conceptual falsities. Voters in 2020 will decide which style of lies they prefer. Read More
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REPUBLICANS GOT US INTO THIS MESS, AND THEY HAVE TO GET US OUT OF IT 

By EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner (with Jonathan Rauch)
The New York Times

It may seem fanciful to think that President Trump might be forced out of office by members of his own party. Yet sometimes things that seem impossible one moment become inevitable the next. Read More

TWILIGHT OF THE UNWOKE GUYS

By EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman
The New Criterion

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that what we are seeing lately is the media’s attempt to use their own #MeToo narrative to correct the Bill’n’Monica narrative so as to avoid any blame to themselves or the responsibility that any truly “evenhanded” treatment would see as falling on them for the scandal-culture that has taken over our political life. Read More

HERE’S WHAT I WANT FROM MODERN ARCHITECTURE

By EPPC Senior Fellow Sir Roger Scruton
The Spectator (UK)

Architects need to stop aiming for the ‘iconic’ and focus on everyday beauty. Read More

IRAN’S REVOLUTION RECONSIDERED

By EPPC Fellow Luma Simms
Law and Liberty

Iran and the rest of the Middle Eastern world do not need any more revolutions or Western foreign policy interventions. They need a revolution of conscience: the moral power of human dignity. Read More

TRUMP IS TAKING A HUGE GAMBLE ON THE WALL

By EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen
The Washington Post

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to get the money to build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will surely delight his base, but risks reinforcing negative views of him among the voters he needs to win reelection. Read More

FEROCITY, COURAGE, AND GRACE — REMEMBERING THE GREAT FRANK ROBINSON 

By EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel
National Review Online

It seems wrong to wish Frank Robinson requiescat in pace. He was too ferocious a competitor to imagine him quiescent, even post mortem. Read More

YOU CAN’T SAY THAT ON TWITTER

By EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen
Syndicated Column

Threats, vile abuse, and harassment have become a key part of Twitter’s brand, but only a select few offenders are punished or banned. Read More

SORRY, BUT ‘HER EMAILS’ WERE A LEGITIMATE SCANDAL AND THEY DESERVED TO BE COVERED

By EPPC Fellow Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
The Washington Examiner

There’s certainly an argument for wondering if coverage of this or that during the crazy 2016 campaign wasn’t a bit too intense. There is, however, no possible rational argument that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was not a real, legitimate scandal, deserving of widespread coverage and opprobrium. Read More

THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS A DECLARATION OF AN UNWINNABLE
‘WORLD WAR G’

By EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen
The Washington Post

The Green New Deal is exciting progressive Democrats, but that name is a misnomer. “World War G” would be more accurate because the plan commits the United States to an endless, unwinnable global quagmire. Read More

THE EVER-PRESENT TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION

By EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel
National Review Online

In several states, efforts are underway to drive pro-life Americans to the margins of public life and to coerce the consciences of pro-life physicians and nurses. Those initiatives illustrate a hard truth: The totalitarian impulse can rear its ugly head in well-established democracies like the United States. Read More

U.S.-EUROPEAN RELATIONS ARE ON THE ROCKS. THEY WON’T GET BETTER ANYTIME SOON.

By EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen
The Washington Post

Democrats frequently decry President Trump for purportedly weakening our ties with our European allies. But a recent security conference in Germany shows that tensions between the United States and Europe would likely recur under any Republican president — and perhaps under Democratic leadership as well. Read More
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