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.

The seventeeth issue features Sam Kriss on retirement communities, Michael Hanby on the crisis of Catholic atheism, Samuel Sweeney on the dying dialects of Baghdad, Edmund Waldstein on Martin Luther, Jaspreet Singh Boparai on art galleries, Nic Rowan on papal audiences, as well as contributions from Dominic Lynch, Minoo Dinshaw, J.C. Miller, Edward Short, Eve Tushnet, Lars Erik Schonander, James Matthew Wilson, Vikram Doraiswami, and Mattie Vennerstrom.

“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