Rod Dreher
March 2010 Archives

Look at this:Could this thing really have happened in a school? Or is this a viral fake? If it was staged in a school, what sort of INSANE teachers and principals let this happen? And if it’s a fake, it […]

By the way, I am persuaded by Father R.J. de Souza’s argument that The New York Times was desperately stretching to connect Benedict with the Father Murphy disaster in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. I always believed this was a problem […]

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have taken the unusual step of filing felony charges against nine teenagers who allegedly bullied 15-year-old Phoebe Prince so badly that she hanged herself. Good on those prosecutors. If these kids are convicted, I hope they all […]

“To live is Christ; to die is gain.” — St. Paul, martyr, to the Phillippians. “Hold the crucifix up before my eyes so I may see it until I die.” — Joan of Arc, at her martyrdom by fire. “I […]

Or, well, hardly anything. Tonight I pan-fried some scallops in olive oil, sprinkled some sea salt on them, and enjoyed 15 minutes of bliss. And now I see that my pal Amy Sullivan has written a piece implicitly denying the […]

Not really. I don’t believe in torture. Still, I wonder how people who do believe in waterboarding terrorism suspects to make ’em tell what they know would feel about applying that technique to the nine members of the fanatical Christian […]

Well, if you’re an Orthodox Christian man, you’d better be a hegan (male vegan) now, this last week of Lent. The Boston Globe examines heganism (versus sheganism?) as a masculinist cultural phenomenon. Excerpt: Three years later, sipping a yerba mate […]

Longtime readers know that I have a fascination with the relationship between power and authority in the age of the Internet, with its culture of near-total transparency, and instant global dissemination of information. Writing in one of the comboxes here […]

…but not neo-Nazis this time, but rather Muslim thugs in Sweden. Immigration to Israel by French Jews for similar reasons rose in the last decade, but now seems to be declining.

Reviewing (highly favorably) a book about a Jesuit missionary to Tibet, David Bentley Hart muses on the obstacles the Christian faith faced (and faces) in that country: Cultural conversion is something that happens under only very particular circumstances. Christianity spread […]