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The Death Rattle of a Tradition

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Death Rattle of a Tradition

Contemporary Catholic Thinking on the Question of War by Andrew Latham

Resistance Is Fertile

35:4 — july/august 2022

Resistance Is Fertile

Christian Fidelity vs. the Sterile Conformity of the State by Allan C. Carlson

The Sacred Cosmos

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Sacred Cosmos

The World of Matter & Spirit United in Praise of Its Creator by Jonathan R. Bryan

Tom Bombadil's Dominion

35:4 — july/august 2022

Tom Bombadil's Dominion

A Good Reason for the Appearance of Tolkien's Obvious Misfit by C. R. Wiley

The Francis Effect

35:4 — july/august 2022

The Francis Effect

The Failure & Confusions of a More Accommodating Faith by R. V. Young

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Pastoring Young Men into Manhood

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The Gnostic Revival

How Should the Body of Christ Respond?

—Robert P. George

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Christian Community as the World's Leaven

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from the archives on imagination (21 articles)

11.5—September/October 1998

Speaking the Truths Only the Imagination May Grasp

An Essay on Myth & 'Real Life' by Stratford Caldecott

10.4—Fall 1997

Lessons from the Nursery

The Catholic Imagination Encounters Bambi by James L. Sauer

from the archives on family (86 articles)

31.5—September/October 2018

Errands into the Moral Wilderness

Forms of Christian Family Witness & Renewal by Allan C. Carlson

24.4—July/August 2011

Global Power Grab

The Cultural Marxists’ Strategic Assault on Religion, Life & Family by Patrick F. Fagan

32.1—January/February 2019

The Life of Sean

on Down Syndrome & the Lives That Matter by David F. Watson

current columns


by Anthony Esolen

on Christian hymns

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Marching Together

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

The Shores Beyond

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Our Love, Crucified

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From Heavenly Harmony

by Ken Myers

on classical music

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Into His Marvelous Light

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Beatific Hearing

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Most Highly Favored Lady

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A Thousand Words

by Mary Elizabeth Podles

on works of Christian art

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

The Church of Santa Prisca

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

The Pantheon

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First Books

by Kathie Johnson

on books for children

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

China Fiction

35.1 — January/February 2022

Learning About China

34.5 — Sept/Oct 2021

Kindness & Gratitude

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Mortal Remains

by S. M. Hutchens

on theology and culture

35.3 — May/Jun 2022


35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

The Spirit of Change

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As It Is Written . . .

by Patrick Henry Reardon

on the bible and theology

35.4 — Jul/Aug 2022

Truth Remembered

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Twice as Good

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Job & the High Priest

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past columns

Book Returns

by various authors

Touchstone looks back at recent "classics"

18.10 — December 2005

Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society

18.7 — September 2005

Harvey Cox's The Secular City

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The Leading Edge

by Phillip E. Johnson

on intelligent design & culture

25.2 — March/April 2012

Peace-Seeking Muslims

21.10 — December 2008

Creating a Stir

25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Persian Conversions

(See all)

Contours of Culture

by Ken Myers

on books & the spirit of the age

23.5 — September/October 2010

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis

(See all)

The Matter at Hand

by Leon J. Podles

on events of the day

15.10 — December 2002

Cubist Scripture

16.1 — January/February 2003

Man Is a Wolf to Man

(See all)

Practical Christianity

by Thomas S. Buchanan

pondering the Christian life

11.4 — July/August 1998

On Well-Worn Doormats

14.1 — January/February 2001

With All Thy Soul

10.2 — Spring 1997

Truth or Consequences

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by various authors

Touchstone interviews with persons of interest

15.3 — April 2002

Shepherd Under Fire

An Interview with Bishop Bullen Dolli of Sudan

12.5 — September/October 1999

The Catholic Angler

An Interview with Thomas Howard

4.2 — Special Issue: The Bible 1991

Recovering the Spiritual Sense of the Scriptures

An Interview with Fr. Paul Quay, S.J.

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book reviews

32.4 — July/August, 2019

Novel Conversion
Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard by Cynthia L. Haven
A review by David K. Anderson

32.2 — March/April, 2019

Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis by Donald T. Williams
A review by S. M. Hutchens

32.3 — May/June, 2019

Shame & Redemption
The Crucifix on Mecca's Front Porch: A Christian's Companion for the Study of Islam
A review by Casey Chalk

32.2 — March/April, 2019

The Aura of Science
Flight from the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West, Volume II by Paul Gosselin
A review by Louis Markos

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