Carl E. Olson

Carl E. Olson is the editor of Ignatius Insight and Catholic World Report and coauthor with Sandra Miesel of The Da Vinci Hoax (Ignatius Press).

Latest by Carl E. Olson in Chronicles

  • Shepherd in a Strange Land
    February 2018

    Shepherd in a Strange Land

    “I’m a pastor, not a scholar,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since 2011, said when I interviewed him earlier last year for Catholic World Report about his new book. “A bishop’s job is helping people get to heaven, not to Washington.”

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  • A Faith Misplaced
    June 2017

    A Faith Misplaced

    Progressive arrogance. Technocratic overreach. Social engineering. Racial tension. Expanding executive powers. Aggressive and endless waves of “experts.” Economic disparity and unrest. “Us” versus “them.”

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  • A Christian Humanist
    February 2016

    A Christian Humanist

    Having access to personal correspondence and other private papers is every biographer’s dream, a potential difference between a decent biography and a great biography. In the case of Russell Kirk, the advantage was huge.

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