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.

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On Contraception: What is the Sense of the Faithful?

What is the sense of the faithful regarding the morality of contraception?  For that matter, what is meant by the expression "the sense of the faithful"? These questions came up for me earlier tod... More

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Pope Benedict’s Legacy

Father Thomas Reese, S.J., has an interesting and worthwhile article at the National Catholic Reporter on the legacy of Pope Benedict.  The piece is characterized first by an admirable generosity of ... More

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What to Make of Woody Allen, Hollywood, and Contemporary Culture?

Most of us will never in this life know the truth about the recent allegations of child sexual abuse leveled against Woody Allen by Dylan Farrow.  Only Allen and Farrow absolutely know what happened.... More

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The Fun of Morality

Many modern people--maybe many people at any time--think that morality is an impediment to their fun.  Almost any human being can sympathize with this view.  But maybe the truth of the matter is the... More

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A Notre Dame Professor Urges the Pope to Rethink Abortion: Part 2

In a recent post I discussed what I think are some of the problems with Notre Dame professor Gary Gutting's invitation to Pope Francis to rethink the Church's teaching on abortion.  That post got rat... More

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Liberalism’s Biggest Lie: If You Like Your Morality, You Can Keep Your Morality

A lot of attention has been paid to President Obama's less than forthright efforts to sell the Affordable Care Act when it was still pending before the Congress.  He told voters that the law would ha... More

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A Notre Dame Professor Urges the Pope to “Rethink Abortion”

Writing at the website of the New York Times, Gary Gutting, a philosophy professor from the University of Notre Dame, invites Pope Francis to "rethink" the Church's position on the question of abortio... More

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The Underground Thomist

Today in the Church we celebrate the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, the great Doctor of the Church.   Thomas's legacy lives on, of course, in the lives and thought of the many Catholic ... More

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Why Don’t We Hear More Sermons on Marriage and Contraception?

As Stephen White noted, Cardinal O'Malley of Boston is quite right to suggest that liberal institutions like the New York Times give far more evidence of being obsessed with same-sex marriage and cont... More

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Four Reasons to Like “Frozen”

A couple of weeks ago I took the young Holloways to see Frozen, the new Disney family picture.  On second thought maybe I should say that they took me.  They had already seen it and wanted to see it... More


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