Scott P. Richert

Scott P. Richert is editor at large for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and Publisher for Our Sunday Visitor. He holds an M.A. in political theory from the Catholic University of America. He has been published in, among others, The Family in America, This World, and Humanitas. He is the Catholicism Expert for About.com.

Latest by Scott P. Richert in Chronicles

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  • July 15, 2015

    One in Big Brother

    2 min

    A glorious future awaits, if only we choose to embrace it.

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  • August 2015

    #CallMeMilton

    4 ½ min

    Like most individuals my age who have both X and Y chromosomes and a conventionally male sexual organ, I was assigned a specific identity at birth.

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  • August 2015

    Laudato si

    2 ½ min

    The release of Pope Francis’s second encyclical (and the first that can truly be called his alone, since Lumen fidei was essentially cowritten with his predecessor, Benedict XVI) was anticlimactic.

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  • August 2015

    The Color of Money

    1 ¾ min

    In the midst of the uproar over the Confederate Battle Flag (America’s latest Two Minute Hate), an odd rumor began making the rounds on the internet.

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  • June 29, 2015

    Defending Marriage

    1 ¾ min

    It's time for the separation of marriage and state.

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  • June 26, 2015

    The Mystery of Gay Marriage, Solved

    1 ¼ min

    The Constitution is a living document, and its name is Anthony Kennedy.

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  • June 25, 2015

    The Court Saves the Day—For Insurance Companies

    1 ½ min

    ObamaCare has never been about socialism, but about Big Insurance—as the U.S. Supreme Court has now confirmed.

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  • June 22, 2015

    It's Been a Long Time Comin'

    1 ½ min

    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision regarding gay marriage, Scott P. Richert tells us what to expect and reminds us how we got here.

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  • July 2015

    Watch This Space

    9 ¼ min

    That I could order my Apple Watch Sport from my iPhone while walking down the Corso Italia in Milan, and pay for it on the phone with just the touch of my thumb, is as much of a technological marvel as the Watch itself.

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  • Dig Deeper
    June 2015

    Dig Deeper

    8 ¼ min

    People understand catastrophes. The everyday ebb and flow of history, in their own lives and in the world, is much harder for them to grasp.

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  • It’s Just Business
    May 2015

    It’s Just Business

    7 min

    A dozen years ago (give or take), I tried to commission a piece for Chronicles on how Big Business was increasingly pushing a leftist social and cultural agenda.

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  • April 2015

    We Came to Fight the Jihad

    8 ½ min

    Dr. Arshad Shaikh may be telling the truth about Jasminka Ramic (and there is no reason to doubt that what he said regarding the existence of membership records is technically accurate). But Imam Nadzaku’s claim was contradicted by the FBI’s confidential informant in the Shareef case.

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  • Clash of the Iconoclasts
    March 2015

    Clash of the Iconoclasts

    8 ¾ min

    Was the murder of 11 members of the staff of a French “satirical” magazine a civilized act? To ask that question even rhetorically seems absurd.

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  • February 2015

    Justice for All

    4 ½ min

    Five years before Michael Brown and Eric Garner would become household names, there was Mark Barmore.

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  • January 9, 2015

    Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie Hebdo

    6 min

    Was the murder of 11 members of the staff of a French “satirical” magazine a civilized act? Even to ask that question seems absurd.

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  • November 21, 2014

    Why the Republicans Won’t Stop Obama’s Amnesty

    2 ¼ min

    Even before the announcement of his “executive action” plan for amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, the President’s defenders had claimed that he wanted to do nothing more than Ronald Reagan had done.

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  • September 30, 2014

    Remembering Joe

    6 min

    For many Catholics of a certain age, Joseph Sobran will forever be remembered as one of the greatest literary defenders of the Catholic Church's teaching on life over the past 40 years.

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  • February 2014

    Big Brother, Little Sisters

    4 min

    When Sonia Sotomayor decided, in the last hours of the last day of last year, to issue a temporary stay on the enforcement of the ObamaCare contraception mandate, she surprised a lot of people, but likely no one more than the man who had appointed her to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • The End of (a) History
    January 2014

    The End of (a) History

    9 ¼ min

    “There is significance in the end of things,” a young man, hinting at a wisdom beyond his years, once told me. For that reason alone, A Short History of the Twentieth Century, the latest book by John Lukacs, would be significant.

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  • Returning to Reality
    December 2013

    Returning to Reality

    12 ¼ min

    On February 28, as Pope Benedict XVI was leaving office, the magician Penn Jillette was interviewed on CNN by Piers Morgan, a nominal Catholic.

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