Carson Holloway

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Carson Holloway

Carson Holloway is a political scientist and the author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press), The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Spence Publishing), and All Shook Up: Music, Passion and Politics (Spence Publishing), and the editor of a collection of essays entitled Magnanimity and Statesmanship (Lexington Books). His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science, and First Things. He is a regular contributor to the online journal The Public Discourse. Holloway was a 2005-06 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

Recent Posts

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Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried Catholic

In all the debate about the Church's teaching and practice with regard to communion and the divorced and remarried Catholic, I think we have lost sight of a basic question, and a very important questi... More

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Divorce and Remarriage and the Prodigal Son

At his National Catholic Reporter blog Michael Sean Winters takes New York Times columnist (and convert to Catholicism) Ross Douthat to task for worrying about the pastoral implications of a change in... More

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The Costs of Assisted Suicide

The idea that it would be wrong for a physician to do anything intended to kill a human being goes back before the origins of the Catholic Church.  It was, in fact, acknowledged in the Hippocratic Oa... More

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Christianity Implodes in Alabama–Not

Today, Real Clear Religion features a startling headline: "Nones Now Majority in Alabama."  This is really shocking.  Is it possible that people of no religious faith are really now a majority in Al... More

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Why Should the Church Adapt its Teachings to the Times?

A lot of the commentary from liberals on the synod on the family--and in general on the Church's teaching on sexual morality--is organized around the following thought: the Church should adapt its tea... More

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Marriage, Doctrine, and Lived Experience

There is a lot of discussion going on about the document produced at this stage in connection with the synod on the family.  The document suggests that we need to attend to the lived experience of co... More

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What Do You Mean “We,” Mr. President?

Recently I posted a few comments on the claim made by some conservatives that the president comes off as a narcissist because, they say, of his excessive use of the personal pronoun, as well as the de... More

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Social Teaching and the Saints

Most faithful Catholics agree that the world would be a better place if more of us paid more careful attention to the Church's social teaching.  It is hard, however, to get even very serious Catholic... More

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Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-8 Year Olds About Masturbation

The Clark County School Board is considering changes to its sex education curriculum, including the possibility of teaching five to eight year old children that "touching and rubbing one's genitals to... More

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Narcissist in Chief?

John McWhorter has an interesting article at the Daily Beast in which he discusses the assertion made by some commentators on the right that President Obama is a narcissist.  McWhorter thinks the cha... More


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