With the election season heating up and the usual sins threatening to conquer us, it’s time to talk about… art. Eve Tushnet makes a penetrating observation* in an upcoming issue of First Things magazine: If you (a sinner) cannot imagine a different way of life, if you do not see virtue as a real and [...]
Author Archive: Anna Williams
Anna Williams is a junior fellow at First Things magazine, a former Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY, and a recent graduate of Hillsdale College.
As you’ve likely heard by now, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this weekend that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would be his running mate. Ryan, a practicing Catholic, is best known for his work as chairman of the House Budget Committee; his proposals have made him a favorite of conservatives and a despised enemy [...]
If it causes pain, it cannot be true. This principle, it seems to me, is an unspoken premise underlying the general public’s passionate opposition to many of the Church’s teachings. The same-sex marriage movement, for example, decries the Church’s position on the subject because it causes emotional pain and anguish to gays and lesbians. Abortion [...]
Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to start your summer reading! I’ve decided to help you out with a compilation of lists: the Best Catholic Novels You’ve Never Heard Of, the Best Catholic Novels You Should Have Read By Now, and the Best Catholic Novels I Haven’t Read Yet. Scroll to the bottom for [...]
This month, hundreds of college students and recent grads — many of them aspiring politicians — will flock to the nation’s capital for coveted government-related internships. To welcome them to town and prepare them for political careers, I’ve written a brief guide: How to succeed* in DC. The cardinal rule of political success is believing [...]