Category Archives: Culture

The Bishop’s Lament: Apb. Chaput’s New Book

My review of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Faith in a Post-Christian World, is up at The Federalist today.  Here is the link, and here is an excerpt: Chaput repeatedly refers to the Supreme Court’s lawless … Continue reading

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Should I Watch: Utopia?

Type of Show: In the 21st Century, there are two kinds of shows: dark (think Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies) and bright (think Guardians of the Galaxy).  Some straddle the middle, or vacillate between the two.  Utopia is unlike all of them: its plot … Continue reading

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Should I Watch: The Man in the High Castle?

Should I Watch? is a new feature in which James will write brief, to-the-point reviews of television shows, because he watches quite a few.  Like most features on De Civitate, James will probably not have time for it over the long haul and … Continue reading

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I Supported Affirmative Consent Before It Was Cool (and Then I Gave Up On It)

A couple years ago, I was trying to figure out how best to deal with rape cases.  Rape is simultaneously one of the worst crimes that can be perpetrated against an individual and one of the hardest to punish or … Continue reading

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Book Review – Liberty: The God That Failed

Liberty: The God That Failed is an imposing tome, clocking in at over 600 pages of small-print, heavily footnoted text.  Christopher Ferrara had a great deal to say, and spared no effort in saying it – although he promises to … Continue reading

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On First Looking Into Heinemann’s Eunuchs

I’m reading Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven, by Uta Ranke-Heinemann, a prominent self-excommunicated German Catholic theologian. It was highly recommended to me as a final damning proof of the Catholic Church’s misogyny and loathing of sex, and I have … Continue reading

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