The Lamp

Among the many projects undertaken by the Institute for Human Ecology is assistance with the publication of The Lamp, a new bimonthly lay-edited Catholic magazine founded by Matthew Walther and William Borman. The Lamp seeks with reporting, incisive commentary, and coverage of books and the arts to bring the mind of the Church and a generous, urbane spirit to bear on the questions of modern life.
Our eleventh issue includes Matthew J. Milliner on Our Lady of Chicago, Chris Treece on ambulances, Anthony Piccirillo on Cardinal Ruffo, Sasha A. Palmer on communism, Jake Neu on Dobbs, Ambrose Dobrozsi on the papacy, Patrick Smith on Politian, Shannen Dee Williams on nuns, Edmund Waldstein on David Foster Wallace, Sam Kriss on Gilgamesh, David Bentley Hart on Europe, Jaspreet Singh Boparai on Goya and Hogarth, Joshua Hren on illness, Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen on James Bond, and Rachel Hoover on credit cards.

“Christian journalism that isn’t just part of the culture war”

Ross Douthat

"A Catholic version of The New Yorker"

Jonathan Liedel

“It is entertaining, gorgeously beautiful, and does what it should do: get a Catholic thinking.”

Eduard Habsburg

“Inspiring, balanced, truthful perspectives on faith and culture”

Lila Rose

“A place for writers to tell the truth in reported pieces, reviews, and essays, without being yoked to the noise of the news cycle or needing to speak of Christ only in muted tones.”

Leah Libresco Sargeant

“The Lamp is proof positive that Catholic intellectual life, in all its breadth and depth, is blossoming. It gives me hope.”

Zena Hitz