Randall Smith
Randall B. Smith, Ph.D.
Scanlan Foundation Professor of Theology
Department of Theology
University of St. Thomas, Houston
rsmith@stthom.edu

Randall Smith holds the Scanlan Foundation Chair of Theology at the University of St. Thomas. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry at Cornell College where he studied the history and philosophy of science, earned an M.A. in Theology at the University of Dallas, and an M.M.S. and a Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame.  His interests include Moral Theology, Patristic and Medieval Theology, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Faith and Culture, Theology and Science. He also teaches regularly in the University's interdisciplinary Honors Program.

Scholarly Publications
Education
Teaching
Teaching Evaluations
Popular Publications (in English)
Translated:
        French
        Italian
        Spanish
        Portuguese
        Slovak

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:

 

Books:

 

Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide (Emmaus Press, 2016), 376 pp., including analytical outlines of each of Thomas’s extant sermons. 

 

Principia: Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Culture of Preaching and Prologues at the University of Paris:  forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

 

Why Believe? Answers to Life’s Questions, vol. 2 (Denver, CO: Augustine Institute): I am the author of 8 of the 15 chapters in this book on moral theology.  See chapters 2 through 9, pp. 18 through 134 (forthcoming Fall 2018).

 

Articles in Print:

 

“Thomas Aquinas’s Principium at Paris,” in Towards a Biblical Thomism: Thomas Aquinas and the Renewal of Biblical Theology, ed. P. Roszak and J. Vijgen (Navarre, Spain: Eunsa, 2018), 39-60.

 

“How Faith Perfects Prudence: Thomas Aquinas on the Wisdom of the Old Law and the Gift of Counsel,” in The Virtuous Life: Thomas Aquinas on the Theological Nature of Moral Virtues (Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 143-162.

 

“What Lessons Do Thomas Aquinas’s Sermons Hold for Modern Preachers?” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (June, 2017).

 

“The Structure and Protreptic Function of Thomas's Prologue to the Gospel of John,” Nova et Vetera, vol. 15, no. 4 (Fall 2017): 1101-1149.

 

“Giving Thanks for a Bountiful Harvest: Two New Books on the Natural Law,” The Chesterton Review, vol. 41, nos. 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2015), 541-548.

 

“Natural Law and Grace: How Charity Perfects the Natural Law,” in Faith, Hope, and Love: Thomas Aquinas on Living by the Theological Virtues, ed. H. Goris, et al. (Leuven: Peeters, 2015), 233-257.

 

“Hope and History,” in Redeeming Philosophy: From Metaphysics to Aesthetics, ed. John Conley, S.J. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2014), 173-199.

 

“If Philosophy Begins in Wonder: Aquinas, Creation, and Wonder,” Communio 41 (Spring 2014): 92-111.

 

“Thomas Aquinas on the Ten Commandments and the Natural Law,” in The Decalogue and its Cultural Influence, ed. Dominik Markl, S.J. (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013).

 

“Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries?” Sacred Architecture 22 (2012): 21-24.

 

“How to Read a Sermon by Thomas Aquinas,” Nova et Vetera, vol. 10, no. 3 (Summer 2012): 775-804.

 

“What the Old Law reveals about the Natural Law According to Thomas Aquinas,” The Thomist vol. 75, no. 1 (January 2011): 95-139.

 

“On Penance, Absolution, and the Forgiveness of Sins,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (November, 2011).

 

“The Hebrew Bible and Creation,” in Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics & the Environment, edited by Tobias Winright (Anselm Academic Press, 2011).

 

“Thomas Aquinas,” encyclopedia article in Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, ed. G. T. Kurian (The Scarecrow Press, 2010).

 

“Don’t Blame Vatican II: Modernism and Modern Church Architecture,” in Sacred Architecture (Fall 2007).

 

Book review of: Russell Hittinger, The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World, in Crisis (October 2003).

 

“Thomas Aquinas's Semiosis of the Old Law in Terms of the Natural Law,” in Semiotics 2002, ed. Scott Simpkins and John Deely (Ottawa, Canada: Legas, 2003), pp 185-201.

 

“The Semiotic Function of the Epigraph in Aquinas' Biblical Prologues and Sermons: A Mixing of Memory and Desire,” in Semiotics 2001, ed. Scott Simpkins and John Deely (Ottawa, Canada: Legas, 2002), pp.420-438.

 

Articles Forthcoming:

 

“Finding the Roots of Bonaventure’s Theological Style in Medieval Preaching,” forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.

 

“Christian Temperance and Mimetic Desire,” forthcoming in Temperance, ed. R. E. Houser (Catholic University of America Press).

 

Current Book Projects in Process:

 

Divine Order and Human Justice in Homer: A Study of Themis and Dikē in the Homeric Epics:

     A book-length study of the meanings of two key concepts that together reveal the complex conception of justice expressed in the two great Homeric epics, the Iliad and Odyssey.

 

The Clockmaker God and the Myth of the God of the Gaps:

     An intellectual history of the use of the term “machina mundi” (the “world machine”) from its late Roman origins up to the time of Isaac Newton, when the notion of the  “mechanization of nature” is often assumed to have arisen.  This is a study of the use of a term, but also of how the changes in the use of that term led to different conceptions of the relationship between God and nature.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Ph.D. (August, 1998), Medieval Studies and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

                  Dissertation: How the Old Law Showed Forth the Precepts of the Natural Law: A Commentary on Certain Questions Concerning the Law in the Summa of Theology of Thomas Aquinas

   Director: Ralph McInerny, Grace Professor of Medieval Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

   Readers: Alasdair MacIntyre, David Solomon, Alfred Freddoso

                                                                                               

M.M.S. (May, 1991), Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame

                 

M.A., (May, 1987), Department of Theology, University of Dallas

                  Thesis: The Gospel of John and Neo-Platonic Metaphysics in Augustine’s Literal Commentary on Genesis: A Study in Patristic Scriptural Hermeneutics

 

B.A., (May, 1981), Cornell College.  Major: Chemistry

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas, 2001-present (tenure awarded 2005)

 

Undergraduate Courses taught:

    * Christian Ethics and the Law

    * Faith and Moral Development

    * Modern Challenges to Christianity

    * Teachings of the Catholic Church

    * Honors Seminar: From Empire to Christendom

    * Social Justice and the Church

 

Graduate Courses taught:

    * Law and Grace in Aquinas (for the Center for Thomistic Studies)

    * Community and the Human Person (for the Masters of Liberal Arts Program)

    * Natural Law and Prudence (for the Center for Thomistic Studies)

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame, 1998-2001

 

      Courses taught:

         * Foundations of Theology

         * Who is Jesus?


High School Teacher, Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, Center Harbor, NH, 1987-89

 

Courses taught: Chemistry, World History, U.S. History, Geography, English Literature and Composition, Intermediate Latin.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

 

Latin (classical and medieval), French, German, Classical Greek

 

EXPERIENCE IN ACADEMIC EDITING:

 

Research Assistant, Ambrosiana Library (Milan), University of Notre Dame, 1991-92

 

(Founding) Assistant Managing Editor, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, 1989-90

 

Assistant Editor, Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Newsletter, 1989-90

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

Moral Theology (esp. Natural Law and Virtue Ethics), History of Christian Thought, (esp. Patristic and Medieval), and History Philosophy (esp. Ancient and Medieval), Christianity and Culture, Theology and Science

 

UPCOMING SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (within the next nine months):

 

“Sovereignty and the Natural Law,” Higher Powers: Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference, November 2018.

 

Praedicatio and Principia:  Thomas Aquinas’s Initiation into the Culture of Preaching at Paris,” Plenary Address, “Initiation and Mystagogy in Thomas Aquinas: Theological, Philosophical, Liturgical and Pedagogical Perspectives,” Thomas Instituut, Utrecht, The Netherlands, December 2018.

 

“What Augustine Didn’t Find in the Books of the Platonists,” Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Austin, Texas, January 2019.

 

“How Thomas’s Biblical Commentaries Prepared Students for Preaching,” Plenary Address, “Aquinas the Biblical Theologian,” Ave Maria University, February 2019.

 

“Thomas Aquinas, Irenaeus, and the Natural Law,” Plenary Address, “Identity and Tradition: Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers,” Torun, Poland, April 2019.

 

Thomas’s Resumptio: Hic est Liber, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2019.



POPULAR PUBLICATIONS (both on-line and in print):


The Worthiness of Work,” The Catholic Thing, 15 September 2018


There is a God; I am not Him,” The Catholic Thing, 1 September 2018


My Slow News Week,” The Catholic Thing, 19 August 2018


Celebrity Lectures,” The Catholic Thing, 1 August 2018


The Value of Mistakes,” The Catholic Thing, 21 July 2018


Teaching Prudence — and Not Teaching It,” The Catholic Thing, 7 July 2018


Crazy in the Right Way,” The Catholic Thing, 20 June 2018


The Three Forms of Justice,” The Catholic Thing, 6 June 2018


Cultural Appropriation,” The Catholic Thing, 26 May 2018


Reconsidering’ Humanae Vitae,” The Catholic Thing, 13 May 2018


Conforming to Good or Evil: More Moral Lessons in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” Public Discourse, 1 May 2018


Moral Education in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” Public Discourse, 30 April 2018


Etiquette and the Common Good,” The Catholic Thing, 25 April 2018

The Relevance of the Resurrection,” Catholic World Report, 21


Casting Aspersions,” The Catholic Thing, 12 April 2018

Good Friday, Death, and Christian Life,” Catholic World Report, 30 March 2018


A Neutral Account of Easter?The Catholic Thing, 28 March 2018

The New McCarthyism: Religion, Marriage, and Judicial Nominations,” Public Discourse, 20 March 2018


A Chilling Effect on Freedom of Speech,” The Catholic Thing, 14 March 2018

Meaning and Truth,” The Catholic Thing, 15 February 2018


Partisan Politics Preventing Pastoral Practice,” The Catholic Thing, 31 January 2018


Im-Personal Human Beings?The Catholic Thing, 17 January 2018


The Desert Flowers: The Gospel and Isaiah,” The Catholic Thing, 20 December 2017


The Iron Cage of Educational Bureaucracy,” The Catholic Thing, 22 November 2017


Tales from the Crypt of Catholic Education,” The Catholic Thing, 8 November 2017


Hiring for Mission . . . or Not,” The Catholic Thing, 25 October 2017


Someone (Else) Please Help the Poor,” The Catholic Thing, 10 October 2017


The Two Gears of Student Moral Discourse,” The Catholic Thing, 27 September 2017


God was Present, and So Were Rescuers,” The Catholic Thing, 14 September 2017


College: What Are You Paying For?The Catholic Thing, 30 August 2017


St. Augustine’s Wisdom: Adam, Eve, Christ, and the Church,” Catholic World Report, 28 August 2017


St. Perpetua’s Non-Silence,” The Catholic Thing, 16 August 2017

Divorced from Religious Life?Catholic World Report, 10 August 2017


Past Lives and Reincarnation,” The Catholic Thing, 2 August 2017

When Christ is not the Center,” The Catholic Thing, 19 July 2017


Liberal Progressivism’s Presumption,” The Catholic Thing, 5 July 2017


“Preaching and the Four Senses of Scripture,” The Catholic Thing, 21 June 2017


Examination of Conscience,” The Catholic Thing, 7 June 2017


Know Thyself,” The Catholic Thing, 24 May 2017


Pictures of Two Women,” The Catholic Thing, 14 May 2017


Church Disasters and Resurrections,” The Catholic Thing, 8 May 2017


’Under Caesar’s Sword’ documents persecuted Christian communities,” Catholic World Report, 1 May 2017


Let His Blood Be Upon Us,” The Catholic Thing, 24 April 2017

The ‘Fuller Sense’ of Scripture,” The Catholic Thing, 12 April 2017


Catholic Education Matters,” The Catholic Thing, 29 March 2017


Is Christianity Good for Women?The Catholic Thing, 15 March 2017


Ideology and the Corruption of Language,” Public Discourse, 3 March 2017


The Man Who Shared the Cross,” The Catholic Thing, 1 March 2017


The Gnostic God,” The Catholic Thing, 15 February 2017


Facebook: Facts or Fury?Catholic World Report, 12 February 2017


The Immortality Project’s Brave New World,” The Catholic Thing, 1 February 2017


Patient Patriotism,” Public Discourse, 20 January 2107

Architectural Signs of Hope,” The Catholic Thing, 19 January 2017


Philemon and the New Man in Christ,” The Catholic Thing, 7 January 2017


The Saturnalia and St. John Chrysostom: A New Year’s Message,” Catholic World Report, 31 December 2016


Behold Your King Comes,” The Catholic Thing, 21 December 2016

The Vagina Monologues Are Silenced,” The Catholic Thing, 7 December 2016


Miguel Pro, the guy with the gun, and the King of History,” Catholic World Report, 23 November 2016


Debtors and Trespassers,” The Catholic Thing, 23 November 2016

Where is Professor Anthony Esolen’s ‘safe space’?Catholic World Report, 17 November 2016

Another multinational corporation forces its ideology on everyone else,” Catholic World Report, 3 November 2016


I’m Sorry, I Can’t Speak That Way,” The Catholic Thing, 26 October 2016

The Answer is Always People,” The Catholic Thing, 19 October 2016


Crazy clericalism at Houston’s University of St. Thomas,Catholic World Report, 18 October 2016

Faith is not an electric blanket, it’s a Cross,” Catholic World Report, 10 October 2016


Contraception: How Far Back Does the Church Teaching Go?The Catholic Thing, 26 September 2016


The Magnet of Mediocrity,” The Catholic Thing, 17 September 2016


Teaching Catholic Character?The Catholic Thing, 31 August 2016


"The Thing People on Television Never Do," The Catholic Thing, 17 August 2016.

"Beginning St. Thomas Aquinas," The Catholic Thing, 6 August 2016.

"The Face of the Triune God," The Catholic Thing, 20 July 2016.


"Alice in Wonderland," The Catholic Thing, 8 July 2016.


"Come Study What Jesus Didn't Do (Even if the Bible Says He Did)," The Catholic Thing, 18 June 2016.


"Neutered by Neutrality: The Abiding Influence of John Rawls, Part Two, Public Discourse, 14 June 2016.


"Defeated by Default: The Abiding Influence of John Rawls, Part One," Public Discourse, 13 June 2016.


"A Traditional Catholic Wife?" The Catholic Thing, 1 June 2016.


"Is the 'New Evangelization' No More Than a Marketing Slogan?" The New Oxford Review, May 2016.


"Humankind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality," The Catholic Thing, 15 May 2016.


"The Meaninglessness of our Political Discourse: A Lesson from George Orwell," Public Discourse, 9 May 2016.


"How to Listen at Mass," The Catholic Thing, 30 April 2016.


"The Difficult Way of Mercy," Catholic World Report, 19 April 2016.


"Setting the Prisoner Free," The Catholic Thing, 6 April 2016.


"Good Friday, Death, and Christian Life," Catholic World Report, 25 March 2016.


"Ad Hominem Violence," The Catholic Thing, 23 March 2016.


"Bill Cosby for the Laetare Medal?" Catholic World Report, 15 March 2016.

"Penance, Absolution, and Forgiveness of Sins," The Catholic Thing, 9 March 2016.


"The Benedictine Option," Catholic World Report, 6 March 2016.


"Why a Church?" The Catholic Thing, 24 February 2016.


"Papal Errors," The Catholic Thing, 12 February 2016.


"You Don't Have to Like a Pope," The Catholic Thing, 28 January 2016.


"Two Faces in the Crowd," The Catholic Thing, 6 January 2016.


"Mary, Mother of Us All in the New Year, Catholic World Report, 4 January 2016.


"Hope in a Time of Darkness and Despair," The Catholic Thing, 23 December 2015.

"Pope Francis’s Holistic Understanding of the Environment," Catholic World Report, 8 December 2015.


"The Habit of Thanksgiving," The Catholic Thing, 2 December 2015.

 

"Reverence and Respect," The Catholic Thing, 19 November 2015.


"Uncivil Discourse, Part Two: A Call for Intellectual Humility," Public Discourse, 13 November 2015.


"Uncivil Discourse: Modern Media's Ideological Junkspace," Public Discourse, 12 November 2015.


"In Search of Better Homilies," The Catholic Thing, 4 November 2015.


"Rethinking Birthdays," The Catholic Thing, 23 October 2015.


"Religion, Violence, and Ignorant Bigotry," The Catholic Thing, 8 October 2015.


"Walker Percy and the Atticus Finch Question," Catholic World Report, 4 October 2015.


"The Forgotten Spouse," The Dispatch, 1 October 2015.


"Seminarians: Training to be Doctors of the Soul?" The Catholic Thing, 25 September 2015.


"Love Thy Spouse," The Catholic Thing, 9 September 2015.


"Conscience Clash and Double Standards in Kentucky," Catholic World Report, 7 September 2015.

"The Social Injustice Done to Adjunct Faculty: A Call to Arms," Public Discourse, 1 September 2015.


"The International Catholic University Solution," The Catholic Thing, 26 August 2015.

"The Habit of Seeing God Face to Face," The Catholic Thing, 12 August 2015.


"Martyrdom Then and Now," The Catholic Thing, 29 July 2015.


"The Little Stories We Tell Ourselves," The Catholic Thing, 15 July 2015.


"Faith: Spiritual Light that Enlightens the Mind," The Catholic Thing, 1 July 2015.


"Flesh and Spirit," The Catholic Thing, 13 June 2015.


"Are Catholics Afraid to Question?" The Catholic Thing, 30 May 2015.


"Catholicism vs. Materialism," The Catholic Thing, 13 May 2015.


"A 'War' Between Science and Religion?" The Catholic Thing, 29 April 2015.


"The Latest Attack on San Francisco's Archbishop," Crisis, 21 April 2015.


"The Active and Contemplative Life," The Catholic Thing, 9 April 2015.


"The Perils of Political Propaganda: Mass Hysteria over Indiana," Public Discourse, 2 April 2015.


"Are 'Facts' the Only Kind of Truth?" The Catholic Thing, 25 March 2015.


"Morality, Facts, and Opinions," The Catholic Thing, 12 March 2015.


"Mission Fit in Catholic High Schools," The Catholic Thing, 24 February 2015.


"St. Augustine's Wisdom: Adam, Eve, Christ, and the Church," Catholic World Report, 18 February 2015.


"Love as a Virtue," The Catholic Thing, 11 February 2015.


"The Coming Perfect Storm: Five Reasons Why Freedom of Religion and Conscience is in Peril," Touchstone (January/February 2015), 38-43.


"Love as Passion --- and Virtue," The Catholic Thing, 21 January 2015.


"Bureaucratic Bloat in Higher Education: Getting Rid of the Middlemen," Public Discourse, 15 January 2015.


"Of Scandal and Catholic Schools," The Catholic Thing, 3 January 2015.


"Is the Second Coming Still Coming?" The Catholic Thing, 7 December 2014.


"Journalism Today: Telenovela or Truth?" Aleteia, 6 December 2104.


"The Limits of a Secular Age," The Catholic Thing, 19 November 2014.


"Why a Bishops' Accreditation Process Could Be the Best Thing for Catholic Higher Education," Aleteia, 12 November 2014.


"Conscience and Reality," The Catholic Thing, 5 November 2014.


"Can an Atheist Make a Really Great Film about Faith?" Aleteia, 4 November 2014.


"Reading the Signs of the Times Rightly, Aleteia, 25 October 2014.


"Conscience and Truth," The Catholic Thing, 18 October 2014.


"The Challenge of the Church's Social Magisterium," The Catholic Thing, 4 October 2014.


"The Reality of the Church’s Social Magisterium," The Catholic Thing, 14 September 2014.


"A Modest Proposal for Dying Religious Communities, The Catholic Thing, 28 August 2014.


"A Right to Complain, an Obligation to Help," The Catholic Thing, 14 August 2014.


"The Heavens Declare the Glory of God," The Catholic Thing, 30 July 2014.


"A Pastoral and Dogmatic Council," The Catholic Thing, 19 July 2014.


"When Catholic Colleges Abandon Theology Requirements," Crisis 15 July 2014.


"A Higher Power," The Catholic Thing, 2 July 2014.


"A Tale of Two Trials: Karamazov and Zimmerman," Public Discourse, 26 June 2014.


"Dostoyevsky the Prophet: The Trial of Dmitri Karamazov and the Redefinition of Family," Public Discourse, 24 June 2014.


"Suffering Servant, the Circuit Breaker, The Catholic Thing, 18 June 2014.


"Why St. Thomas Becket was Martyred," Crisis, 5 June 2014.


"Ignoring a Pope While Pretending to Listen," The Catholic Thing, 29 May 2014.


"The “Sensus Fidelium” and Popular Piety," The Catholic Thing, 15 May 2014.

"The Proper Sense of the ‘Sensus Fidelium'," The Catholic Thing, 1 May 2014.

"Logic: What’s Missing from Public Discourse," Crisis, 30 April 2014.


"Why I Don’t Write About the Vatican," The Catholic Thing, 16 April 2014.

"The Cistercians Are Back at Zirc," The Catholic Thing, 6 April 2014.


"Why We Need More Canon Lawyers," Crisis, 1 April 2014.

"The Late Great Fr. David Balas, O. Cist.," The Catholic Thing, 27 February 2014.

"Working with Better Principals," The Catholic Thing, 13 February 2014.

"A Confusing Conundrum in Our Culture," The Catholic Thing, 30 January 2014.

"Kissing and Communicating," The Catholic Thing, 16 January 2014.

"Gender and a Sacramental View of the Body," The Catholic Thing, 4 January 2014.

"Cartesian Gender Confusions (Cont.)," The Catholic Thing, 19 December 2013.


"Confusions sur le genre, d’inspiration cartésienne,"
France Catholique, 7 December 2013.


"Cartesian-Inspired Gender Confusions," The Catholic Thing, 5 December 2013.


"Le pape François : l’homme et le message," France Catholique, 25 November 2013.


"Perpetually Passed Over by Polling," The Catholic Thing, 21 November 2013.


"Francis: The Man and the Message," The Catholic Thing, 6 November 2013.


"Que souhaiteriez-vous ętre ?" France Catholique, 18 October 2013.


"Who Do You Want to Be?" The Catholic Thing, 17 October 2013.


"La nourriture raisonnée (Contraceptive Eating)," France Catholique,7 October 2013.


"La sexualité du robot (suite) : le principe de nuisance,"
France Catholique, 6 October 2013.


"Christ and the Moral Life," The Catholic Thing, 6 October 2013.


"Jesus Christ Superstar Now," Crisis, 25 September 2013.


"Contraception : le sexe vu comme une maladie,"
France Catholique, 25 September 2013.


"Contraception: Sex as a Disease," The Catholic Thing, 19 September 2013.


"La place de la nourriture et de la sexualité dans l’épanouissement humain," France Catholique, 7 September 2013.


"Food and Sex for Human Flourishing," The Catholic Thing, 5 September 2013.


"Contraceptive Eating," The Catholic Thing, 23 August 2013.


"Suicide's Tormented Souls," Crisis, 15 August 2013.


"Théologie morale et épanouissement humain,"
France Catholique, 13 August 2013.


"Moral Theology and Human Flourishing," The Catholic Thing, 8 August 2013.


"Pas de mal, des devoirs et autres imbroglios moraux,"
France Catholique, 24 July 2013.


"No Harm, Ought, and Other Moral Muddles," The Catholic Thing, 24 July 2013.


"After Architectural Modernism" Crisis, 11 July 2013.


"The Harm Principle," The Catholic Thing, 11 July 2013.


"Le désir sexuel, le langage, un combat inégal," France Catholique, 25 June 2013.


"Lust, Language, and the Un-level Playing Field," The Catholic Thing, 20 June 2013.

"De la sexualité des robots," France Catholique, 22 June 2013.

"Robot Sex," The Catholic Thing, 6 June 2013.


"Luxuria, la vie facile,"
France Catholique, 27 May 2013.


"Luxuria," The Catholic Thing, 25 May 2013.


"The Mystery of Esolen: Who are They?" The Catholic Thing, 9 May 2013.

"Tribunal Troubles," The Catholic Thing, 25 April 2013.


"Les hommes sont comme le Christ, le Chef de l’Eglise,"
France Catholique, 13 April 2013.


"Men Like Christ, Head of the Church," The Catholic Thing, 11 April 2013.


"The Reform We Need," Crisis, 3 April 2013.


"Vieillir et se retirer,"
France Catholique, 24 February 2013.


"Aging and Office," The Catholic Thing, 24 February 2013.

"Maȋtrise des armes, maȋtrise de la Cour," France Catholique, 7 February 2013.


"Gun Control, Court Control," The Catholic Thing, 31 January 2013.


"Reading in the New Year," The Catholic Thing, 7 January 2013.


"Joseph, pčre modčle," France Catholique, 28 December 2012.


"Joseph, Model Father," The Catholic Thing, 27 December 2012.


"Ce qui importe désormais," France Catholique, 10 December 2012.


"What Matters Now," The Catholic Thing, 9 December 2012.


"A propos du départ d’un voisin trčs aimé," France Catholique, 19 November 2012.


On the Passing of a Beloved Neighbor,” The Catholic Thing, 14 November 2012.

 

The Pro-Life USCCB Voter’s Guide,” The Catholic Thing, 25 October 2012.

 

"Former une conscience catholique," France Catholique, 12 October 2012.


Forming a Catholic Conscience,” The Catholic Thing, 11 October 2012.

 

“Une histoire en guise d’avertissement (Les débats entre Lincoln et Douglas en 1858),” France Catholique, 23 September 2012.

 

A Cautionary Tale,” The Catholic Thing, 21 September 2012.

 
"Sainteté : commencez par payer votre loyer," France Catholique, 9 September 2012.


Holiness Means Paying Your Rent,” The Catholic Thing, 8 September 2012.

 

"Cartographie de nos désirs désordonnés," France Catholique, 30 October 2012.


Mapping Our Disordered Desires,” The Catholic Thing, 25 August 2012.

 

“Se libérer du Catholicisme?” France Catholique, 12 August 2012.

 

Freedom from Catholicism,” The Catholic Thing, 11 August 2012.

 

“Le catholique anti-catholique,” France Catholique, 16 July 2012.

 

The Anti-Catholic Catholic,” The Catholic Thing, 14 July 2012.

 

Dewey or Don’t We: Why Our Kids Are Messed Up” (part 2), Crisis 4 July 2012.

 

Dewey or Don’t We: Why Our Kids Are Messed Up” (part 1), Crisis 3 July 2012.

 

“Certains sont plus ‘autres’ que d’autres,” France Catholique, 24 June 2012.

 

Some Are More ‘Other’ Than Others,” The Catholic Thing, 24 June 2012.

 

Courtship, Etiquette, and the Adolescent Male,” Crisis, 1 June 2012.

 

“A propos du mariage: Salut, partenaire!” France Catholique, 21 May 2012.

 

Howdy Partner,” The Catholic Thing, 19 May 2012.

 

“Agitation ŕ propos des jérémiades Jenky,” France Catholique, 6 May 2012.

 

Jittery About Jenky’s Jeremiad,” The Catholic Thing, 5 May 2012.

 

Raising the Bar: Christianity and Liberal Arts in the University,” Crisis, 19 April 2012.

 

“L’amour désire connaître le bien-aimé,” France Catholique, 15 April 2012.

 

Love Desires to Know the Beloved,” The Catholic Thing, 15 April 2012.

 

Curiosities About Counting,” Crisis, 4 April 2012.

 

"Fraqueza que nos fortalece," Actualidade Religiosa, 28 March 2012.

 

“La faiblesse qui nous rend forts,” France Catholique, 21 March 2012.

 

Weakness that Makes us Strong,” The Catholic Thing, 21 March 2012.

 

“On ne coopčre pas avec le mal,” France Catholique, 5 March 2012.

 

No Cooperation with Evil,” The Catholic Thing, 4 March 2012.

 

“La foi : une qualité pour l’intellect,” France Catholique, 19 February 2012.

 

Faith: A Virtue of the Intellect,” The Catholic Thing, 18 February 2012.

 

Beware the ObamaCare Win-Win,” The American Thinker, 17 February 2012.

 

Health Care Overreach: Federalism and Federal Mandates,” The American Thinker, 14 February 2012.

 

Faith Isn’t a Checklist,” The Catholic Thing, 2 February 2012.


"Fé enquanto compromisso," Actualidade Religiosa, 1 February 2012.


Faith as Commitment,” The Catholic Thing, 27 January 2012.

 

“La Foi : un engagement,” France Catholique, 23 January 2012.

 

“Hasard tragique - sacrifice par amour,” France Catholique, 1 January 2012.

 

Random Tragedy to Loving Sacrifice,” The Catholic Thing, 31 December 2011.

 

“Une vierge concevra,” France Catholique, 13 December 2011.

 

The Virgin Shall Conceive,” The Catholic Thing, 10 December 2011.

 

“Impossible pour un homme seul,” France Catholique, 26 November 2011.

 

For Man It is Impossible,” The Catholic Thing, 26 November 2011.

 

“Chce to viac šírky sv. Ignáca,” postoy.sk, 15 November 2011.

 

“Une vue ŕ long terme - Mystique de l’unité,” France Catholique, 10 November 2011.

 

Taking the Long View,” The Catholic Thing, 9 November 2011.

 

“Peuple souverain?” France Catholique, 26 October 2011.

 

Power to the People?The Catholic Thing, 26 October 2011.

 

The Austrian Priests’ Initiative,” The Catholic Thing, 13 October 2011.

 

Kiljoy is Here,Notre Dame Magazine (Autumn 2011).

 

Dialogue Without Compromise, Without Fear,” The New Oxford Review, vol. 78, no. 7 (September 2011): 30-33.

 

"RCIA Dismay," The Catholic Thing, 20 September 2011.


The Magnificent Cat,” The Catholic Thing, 3 September 2011.

 

Thinking in Church and With the Church,” The Catholic Thing, 20 August 2011

 

“Svätý Augustín o sláve a páde Ríma,” postoy.sk, 17 August 2011.

 

Can We Stop Telling God What to Do?The Catholic Thing, 11 August 2011

 

Vertus pour la cité,” France Catholique, 30 July 2011.

 

The Virtues of the City,” The Catholic Thing, 30 July 2011.


"Employment and Social Justice," Public Discourse, 15 July 2011.

 

Getting Rid of the Body,” The Catholic Thing, 13 July 2011.

 

American/Catholic/Patriot,” The Catholic Thing, 2 July 2011.

 

A Shameful Glory,” The Catholic Thing, 18 June 2011.

 

Our Numbered Days: Certain Death & the Last Lectures of Socrates & Jesus,” Touchstone, March-April 2011, Volume 24, Issue 2.


Quick, Call the Police!  It’s an Academic Lecture,” The New Oxford Review, January-February 2011, volume 78, no. 1.

 

Waiting for God? On the Meaning of “Providentially, Just in Time,” Touchstone, January-February 2011, Volume 24, Issue 1.

 

Revelations Public and Private,” The Catholic Thing, 28 January 2011.

 

How to Ride an Elevator,Notre Dame Magazine (Winter, 2010-11).

 

The Missing Foundation of Social Justice,” The Catholic Thing, 23 December 2010.

 

Studying With Ralph McInerny,” The Catholic Thing, 22 September 2010.

 

Say It Again: What Is There To Talk About In Heaven?Touchstone, Sept.-Oct. 2010, Volume 23, Issue 5.

 

Fides et Ratio:  The Aeterni Patris of this Generation?The Catholic Thing, 19 August 2010.

 

Reading the Church Fathers and Doctors,” The Catholic Thing, 13 June 2010.

 

Books and the Hungry Soul,” The Front Porch Republic, 8 June 2010.

 

But I by Backward Steps Would Move,” The Front Porch Republic, 26 February 2010)


POPULAR PUBLICATIONS TRANSLATED INTO OTHER LANGUAGES:
NB:  I have not always kept an accurate record of these.  The translations listed below are only for the years shown.  Other earlier translations can be found in the list above.

French (2017-2018)

“La valeur des erreurs,” France Catholique, 16 September 2018

“‘Réviser’ Humanae Vitae,” France Catholique, 13 August 2018

“Signification et vérité,” France Catholique, 1 August 2018

“Enseigner la prudence – et ne pas l’enseigner,” France Catholique, 9 July 2018

“Fous d’une juste folie,” France Catholique, 21 June 2018

“Les Trois formes de justice,” France Catholique, 16 June 2018

“Appropriation culturelle,” France Catholique, 26 May 2018

“Savoir-vivre et ‘sens des autres,’” France Catholique, 8 May 2018

“Les fleurs du désert : l’Evangile et Isaďe,” France Catholique, 15 April 2018

“Un effet glacial sur la liberté d’expression,” France Catholique, 15 April 2018

“Un compte-rendu neutre de Pâques?” France Catholique, 29 March 2018

“Cage de fer bureaucratique dans l’enseignement,” France Catholique, 22 January 2018

“Contes de la crypte de l’éducation catholique,” France Catholique, 13 November 2017

Italian (2018)

“Prudenti: quindi matti, ma nel senso giusto,” La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, 10 July 2018

“Impossibile rimanere ‘neutri’ di fronte alla Risurrezione,” La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, 6 April 2018

Spanish (2016-2018)

“Etiqueta y el Bien Común,” Infovaticana, 4 May, 2018

“Fundando aspersions,” Infovaticana, 16 April, 2018

“Conócete a ti mismo,” Infovaticana, 5 March, 2018

“La respuesta siempre son las personas,” Infovaticana, 24 October, 2016

“żEnseńar la conducta Católica?” Infovaticana, 5 September, 2016

“Esperanza en un tiempo de oscuridad y desesperación,” Infovaticana, 28 December, 2015

Portuguese (2015-2018)

“As Tręs Formas de Justiça,” Actualidade Religiosa, 6 June 2018

“Partidarismos que Prejudicam a Prática Pastoral,”Actualidade Religiosa, 7 February 2018

“Empurrando problemas com a barriga...,” Actualidade Religiosa, 10 January 2018

“Deus Estava lá, os Socorristas Também,” Actualidade Religiosa, 20 September 2017

“O Năo-Silęncio de Santa Perpétua,” Actualidade Religiosa, 23 August 2017

 “Que o seu sangue caia sobre nós!” Actualidade Religiosa, 26 April 2017

“A Importância da Educaçăo Católica,” Actualidade Religiosa, 29 March 2017

“O Homem que Partilhou a Cruz,” Actualidade Religiosa, 1 March 2017

“Sinais de Esperança na Arquitectura,” Actualidade Religiosa, 26 January 2017

“Filémon e o Novo Homem em Cristo,” Actualidade Religiosa, 11 January 2017

“Os Monólogos da Vagina Silenciados,”Actualidade Religiosa, 7 December 2016

“Quăo Antigo é o Ensinamento da Igreja sobre Contracepçăo?” Actualidade Religiosa, 29 September 2016

“Năo é Preciso Gostar do Papa,” Actualidade Religiosa, 3 February 2016

“Duas Caras na Multidăo,” Actualidade Religiosa, 20 January 2016

“Religiăo, Violęncia e Preconceito Ignorante,” Actualidade Religiosa, 14 October 2015

“Amai os Vossos Esposos,” Actualidade Religiosa, 16 September 2015

“O Martírio, Ontem e Hoje,” Actualidade Religiosa, 12 August 2015

“Fé: Luz Espiritual que Ilumina a Mente,” Actualidade Religiosa, 15 July 2015

Slovak (2011-2018)

“Môj týždeň pre pomalé správy,” Konzervatívny denník Postoj, 25 August 2018

“Na univerzity patria vedci so zaujímavými myšlienkami, nie celebrity,” Konzervatívny denník Postoj, 4 August 2018

“Ceňme si svoje chyby, môžu nás spraviť rozumnejšími,” Konzervatívny denník Postoj, 21 July 2018

“Rozumnosť v škole nezískame, ale môžeme sa naučiť zručnosti, ktoré k nej vedú,” Konzervatívny denník Posto,14 July 2018

“Opätovné premyslenie encykliky Humanae vitae,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 30 June 2018

“Blázniví, ale takým správnym spôsobom,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 22 June 2018

“Tri formy spravodlivosti,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 9 June 2018

“Neničme si verejné priestory,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 28 April 2018

“Poznaj seba samého,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 3 March 2018

“Zmysel a pravda,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 17 February 2018

“Ľudia sa nám budú v budúcnosti veľmi čudovať,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 20 January 2018

“Železnú klietku vzdelávacej byrokracie treba rozbiť,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 25 November 2017

“Plnší zmysel Písma,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 15 April 2017

“Hľa, tvoj kráľ prichádza,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 24 December 2016

“Všetko je to o ľuďoch,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 29 October 2016

“Keď si nevážime sväté, ťažko si môžeme vážiť ľudské,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 21 November 2015

“Mučeníctvo prvých kresťanov a dnešná politická neprispôsobivosť,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 2 August 2015

“Je láska iba dôsledkom pohybu atómov v našom mozgu?” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 24 May 2015

“„Vojna“ medzi vedou a náboženstvom?” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 8 May 2015

“Má druhý príchod naozaj prísť?” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 12 December 2014

“Má Cirkev čo povedať k ekonomickej etike?” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 26 September 2014

“Mňa anketári večne obchádzajú,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 28 November 2013

“Keď stratíme Krista, staneme sa len ďalšou politickou skupinou,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 18 October 2013

“Jozef, vzorový otec,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 3 January 2013

“Monty Python a okúzlenie inakosťou,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 2 July 2012

“Veľa kriku pre homíliu biskupa Jenkyho,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 17 May 2012

“Viera nie je len zoznam právd,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 9 February 2012

“Chce to viac šírky sv. Ignáca,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 15 November 2011

“Viera nie je o tanci v rytme Kumbaya,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 28 August 2011

“Svätý Augustín o sláve a páde Ríma,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 17 August 2011

“Chýbajúci základ sociálnej spravodlivosti,” Konzervatívny denník Posto, 2 January 2011