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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Looking for Schism in All the Wrong Places


Looking for Schism in All the Wrong Places

Michael Warren Davis
 

Pope Francis boldly declared last week that he’s unafraid of “pseudo-schismatics”: a clique of (mostly American) rigorist prelates and journalists whom Francis regards as a kind of loyal opposition to his papacy. But why should he have been afraid to begin with? A pseudo-schismatic is, by definition, not a schismatic. Pontiffs need no more fear […]

Biden vs. Bork, 1988: Democrats Smear a SCOTUS Nominee

Mary Ellen Bork
 

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the May 1, 1988 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Many people have asked me what it was like to live through the nomination and hearings of my husband, Robert Bork. I usually answer that it was like being besieged in a battle where the […]

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