Carson Holloway

April 11, 2013

Margaret Thatcher: The Lady’s Not for Jumping

Margaret Thatcher died this week at the age of 87.  May she rest in peace. Thatcher was one of Britain’s most consequential prime ministers in the
April 10, 2013

Grover Norquist, Immigration Reform, and a Bogus Argument

Many American liberals regard Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, as a right-wing extremist.  For some years he has used a pledge against
April 3, 2013

Pope Francis Against the Self-Referential Church

Pope Francis seems already to have introduced a new term into Catholic discourse: self-referential Church.  At least, if he did not originate it, he has certainly
March 29, 2013

Weekly Standard: Florida Planned Parenthood Lobbyist Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

According to a report today at the Weekly Standard‘s blog, a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates argued, in a hearing with Florida legislators, in
March 27, 2013

In Defense of Priestly Celibacy

Over at First Things I have an article in defense of priestly celibacy.  Not surprisingly, many commentators on the left took the occasion of Benedict’s resignation
March 26, 2013

Supreme Court: Oral Argument on Same-Sex Marriage

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8, which amends the State Constitution to define marriage only as a union between a man
March 24, 2013

Marriage and Nihilism

Over at Public Discourse I have an article contending that it is hard to see how we can redefine marriage, as our fellow citizens on the
March 15, 2013

MSM Starts Its Smear Campaign Against Pope Francis

Francis’s papacy is not even three days old and the American mainstream media has already begun a campaign to damage his reputation.  In fact, the effort
March 13, 2013

Pope Francis: A “Brilliant” Move

Almost everybody was surprised today by the selection of Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope.  It was surprising in the sense that he was not prominent on