The Weird Future of American Religion

18 Oct 2023


Heritage Hall in Father O'Connell Hall, Catholic University
599 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064

Join the IHE for a lively discussion on the post-Christian quest for spiritual experience: from pagan revivals to UFO obsessions, ghost hunts to hallucinogens, and the Christian response.

Watch the recording here.

Moderated by Ross Douthat.


  • Monsignor Stephen Rossetti
    Monsignor Stephen Rossetti
    Exorcist, Archdiocese of Washington
  • Ross Douthat
    Ross Douthat
    IHE Media Fellow & New York Times Columnist

    Ross Douthat is a Media Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology. He joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed Columnist in 2009. Previously, he was a Senior Editor at the Atlantic and Blogger for

    He is the author of “The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success” (Simon and Schuster, 2020), “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism” (Simon and Schuster, 2018), “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics”, (Simon and Schuster, 2012), and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (Hyperion, 2005). He is the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (Doubleday, 2008). Mr. Douthat is also the Film Critic for National Review.

  • Susannah Black Roberts
    Susannah Black Roberts
    Senior Editor, Plough
  • Tara Isabella Burton
    Tara Isabella Burton
    Author, Strange Rites and Self Made

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