Socrates Rises with Christ
James V. Schall, SJ, Intercollegiate Review

Is there any way to bring political philosophy and revelation, Athens and Jerusalem, into a coherent, non-contradictory relation to each other without undermining the integrity of either?

|5.3 billion people face harsh religious freedom restrictions
Brian Pellot, Religion News Service

Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012.

Supreme Court to hear appeal over abortion clinic buffer zones
Bill Mears, CNN

The justices on Wednesday will step back into the larger national debate on abortion, when it holds oral arguments on a challenge to a Massachusetts law that established tighter buffer zones around facilities that perform the procedure.

No Interest in Fathers
Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse

President Obama’s enthusiasm for emphasizing the importance of fatherhood is an encouraging development. Unfortunately, the president has undercut this message with his own policies.