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The resurrection of the bodyJohn Garvey

Our students are back on campus, and it has been a breath of fresh air. We asked them to quarantine for the first two weeks of the semester, since they were coming from all parts of the country and some ...

Vox populi: The voice of the people John Garvey

Francis Galton was a Victorian scientist with an interest in social Darwinism. It may have been his views on breeding that moved him to attend the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition in 1906. ...

What the HEK?John Garvey

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for the use of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech on Dec. 11. Other products from Moderna and AstraZeneca are in the pipeline. ...

A still small voice John Garvey

This week, I took the train from Washington to New York. It was spooky. Union Station in Washington, usually bustling at 6:30 in the morning, was deserted. A man in blue overalls silently swept the Main ...

Democracy and distrustJohn Garvey

I have to say a word about the hypocrisy of the Democrats' attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The traditional knock on Catholics in public office has been that they can't be trusted, because "they owe ...

Sweeter than the honeycomb John Garvey

I'm certainly not the first person to observe that the tone of our civic discourse has gotten increasingly angry. I have recently come to realize, though, that some people actually like it that way. This ...

Let's get together, laterJohn Garvey

School starts soon, and it will be unlike anything we have ever experienced. Catholic University will have only freshmen on campus. Other students begin classes on Zoom. We are more open than most of ...

Separation and neutrality John Garvey

At the time of the Revolutionary War, the Church of England was the established church in the mother country and the southern colonies (plus a few New York counties). King George was the head of the church. ...