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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 fifteenth issue is devoted to the life and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI and includes contributions from Archbishop José H. Gomez, Christopher Caldwell, Paul Scalia, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Brian Daley, Jon Tveit, Rémi Brague, Urban Hannon, Ambrose Dobrozsi, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Robert Wyllie, Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Hunwicke, Sir Edward Leigh, John Milbank, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Kenneth J. Wolfe, Peter A. Kwasniewski, Scott D. Moringiello, Edward Peters, Thomas G. Weinandy, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, and Michael Hanby. The issue also includes Theodore Dalrymple on Prince Harry’s memoir, the editor on The Silmarillion, Samuel Goldman on Ivy League style, James Gurney on Howard Pyle’s illustrations, and much more.

“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