Pope Francis

Pope Francis | Catholicism | social justice | conservatism

Catholicism and its Disconnects

The most recent Papal encyclical highlights longstanding fault lines in contemporary Catholicism

November 16, 2020

Benedict Option | Benedictines | Buddhism | conservatism | monastics | Rod Dreher | Spirituality

Visiting a Fellow Human at the Benedictine Monastery

Nearly 15 years ago I watched a line of young men file out of a Buddhist temple near the sacred Chinese mountain of Putuo. Then, as now, I had a naive belief in the power of spiritual exercises, if not the spirits to which they are often dedicated. M...

September 7, 2017

conservatism | criticism | Enlightenment | Evangelicalism | liberalism | methodology | study of religion

In Defense of the Liberal in the Study of Religion

Editor's note: In observance of the holidays, Sightings will be off next week. We wish to thank all those who have contributed, read, shared, and responded to our columns this past year. See you in 2017!   In the aftermath of the U.S. president...

December 22, 2016