Robert P. George

Op-Ed Contributor


  • The Mario That Might Have Been

    With his intelligence and his oratorical gifts, Mario Cuomo could have been the true champion of the little guy—the littlest of all—if he had kept the Democratic Party from becoming captive to the abortion interest.

  • Has the Catholic Church Changed Its Teaching on Gay Marriage?

    When you went to bed this past Sunday evening, the Catholic Church taught the following; marriage is indissoluble

  • Contrasting Views of Marriage (Part 4): The Destructive Logic of Marriage Revisionism

    I have argued for the historic view of marriage as a conjugal union and made what I think are decisive objections to your view of marriage as committed sexual-romantic companionship or domestic partnership. You replied by restating your view and asserting that my objections don't apply. But restating a view is no substitute for an argument in its support.

  • Contrasting Views of Marriage (Part 2): The Need for a Defining Principle

    Thanks for agreeing to this exchange about the nature and meaning of marriage. My experience with exercises like this one, conducted in a spirit of friendship and goodwill, is that they lead to deeper understanding, even if the interlocutors do not achieve agreement.

  • Ashamed of the Gospel?

    The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past. It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel. A price is demanded and must be paid. There are costs of discipleship — heavy costs, costs that are burdensome and painful to bear.

  • Hotels and the Pornography Plague: An Example of Moral Responsibility from Scandinavia

    While many American hotel executives refuse to rid their businesses of pornography, Petter Stordalen, owner of one of Scandinavia's largest hotel chains, is leading the way forward.

  • President Obama Should Make the Call to Bush Before Making the Call on Syria

    Before finally making the call about what to do in Syria, I pray that President Obama will call President George W. Bush and request his advice on the bomb or missile attacks he is contemplating.

  • Chuck Colson: Recalling a Vision of Unity

    A day does not pass when I do not miss my beloved friend, Chuck Colson. I confess that I still have not come to terms with his death. I sometimes find myself reaching for the telephone to consult him on a question or to share a thought or idea that has occurred to me. Then I remember that he is gone from us – now more than a year ago.

  • Let Us Love and Pray for Gosnell

    For those of us who seek to be disciples of Jesus, our obligation is clear: It is to love Kermit Gosnell and pray for him.

  • What Kermit Gosnell and I Don't Understand

    I just finished watching the Fox News special "See No Evil" on abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial in Philadelphia for multiple murders and other crimes. The women who came into his clinic came in to have the babies they were carrying killed.