February 26, 2019

As the EU Loses Steam, NATO Gains In Importance

Europeans are wrong to be nervous about America’s commitment to NATO. But neither should they be complacent.
February 25, 2019

The EU Can’t Fulfill Its Purpose

In a competitive world, with antagonistic external powers and growing internal imbalances, the dream is failing.
February 11, 2019

The Role of the Laity in Healing the Church

On February 6, 2019, The Catholic University of America hosted a day of talks, which constituted the second of a series of planned conferences on the Church’s current crisis.
February 11, 2019

Snapshots of Ordinary Time

In recent days, a quirky fad has gone viral: The “Ten Year Challenge.” Thousands of people, from celebrities to those unknown, are posting current photographs of themselves on social media next to their photos from a decade past. In part, this is entertainment and a chance to see – with pleasure or dismay – the ways in which a decade of life has wrought changes reflected in the faces looking back from the screen.
February 5, 2019

Welcome to Ordinary Time!

“Ordinary time.” This is a season of the year – and season of life -- that is deeply, drearily underrated.
February 1, 2019

St. Joseph: The Silent Guardian

The Institute for Human Ecology invokes Saint Joseph as its patron saint. March 19 is the primary feast day in the Latin Rite for Saint Joseph; and so, the Catholic Church has traditionally spotlighted the Foster Father of Jesus Christ during this third month of the year.
January 30, 2019

What does ‘for the life and health of the mother’ mean in abortion law?

New York’s newly-signed abortion law permits abortion for any reason up until the 24th week of a pregnancy, and then afterwards in cases to protect the “life and health” of the mother, but what does this mean?
January 15, 2019

IHE Fellows in Atlanta at the Allied Social Sciences Association in January

On January 5, three IHE fellows (Andy Yuengert, Catherine Pakaluk, and Mary Hirschfeld) presented recent research in a paper session at the annual meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Association in Atlanta. The well-attended session, “Explorations in Christian Thought and Economic Analysis,” was organized by Andy Yuengert, and sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists.
January 15, 2019

Human Rights and the Truth About Man:The Universal Declaration at 70

It remains a task for Catholic defenders of human rights to show that a fully adequate understanding of human rights is not possible without an understanding of the truth about man, which is also the truth about God.