May 26, 2020

Thanks, Class of 2020, for Our Ordinary Times

Lucia Silecchia, a Fellow with Catholic Distance University, reflects on the “ordinary” aspects of what she will miss about the class of 2020 as they remotely graduate and her hopes for their future.
March 25, 2020

Creation, Fall, and Coronavirus

IHE Fellow, C.C. Pecknold, provides readers with poignant takeaways from the Babylonian Exile. How does the experience of the Israelites compare to our own in this Coronavirus pandemic? Where is God in the midst of suffering? As we all experience isolation and fear, this author looks to Sacred Scripture and clings to a forgotten truth: God is Sovereign.
March 25, 2020

Should We Fast for the Poor During the Coronavirus Crisis?

What good is fasting, anyway? IHE Fellow, Jay Richards, makes a case for fasting and prayer with specific regard to the poor during this strange and often frightening Lent. Examining Scripture and even Seinfeld to make his case, his words hit us powerfully, perhaps right in the gut, as we realize the devastation this pandemic is having on those who suffer with food scarcity.
March 24, 2020

The view from Bergamo, Italy, where at least 11 priests have died from the coronavirus

In an article for Aleteia, Mario Enzler, Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America, shares the devastating aftermath of over 11 deaths of priests in the Bergamo, Italy area. As the pandemic continues to affect us all personally, how will it affect the Body of Christ as a whole? 
November 8, 2019

The Gardens of Ordinary Times

Years ago, a child in my family asked, "If a Church is God’s house, is a cemetery God’s garden?" I lack the theologically correct answer. Yet, that question recognized what I know is true: there is something profoundly sacred about the land where we lay our loved ones to rest.
November 4, 2019

The Myth of Technocratic Infallibility

"Modern government", asserts IHE Fellow Andrew Yuengert, "is a collaboration between "politicians" and "technocrats." Yuengert's article in Public Discourse discusses the supposed objectivity of this collaboration and how we can engage in healthier political debates, informed by the knowledge that most data is not politically neutral.