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Mainstreet Conservatism: The Faces of January 6

The American Conservative

Dear Reader,Welcome to 2023. Out from behind the paywall today, on the second anniversary of the Capitol riot, is editorial fellow Harry Scherer’s examination of the faces of January 6. Scherer and TAC are not here to pretend that those arrested in the aftermath broke no laws. But it is important to remember that they are Americans, and that they have rights as Americans, of due process, of a speedy and fair trial, of representation. Scherer’s deeply humane, detailed reporting reminds us that the men and women jailed even as they are still awaiting sentencing are regular people, with families whose lives have been upended by a protracted and opaque judicial process.

Benedict XVI, pope emeritus, born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, died on New Years Eve, as you no doubt know. His funeral was yesterday. Michael Warren Davis wrote an obituary of the man for TAC, calling him a living prophet. Assistant Editor John Hirschauer has reviewed his popular theological work, especially the Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, meditating on its significance for him and for a liberalizing Catholic world. New Managing Editor Jude Russo has surveyed Benedict’s legacy as the last of the Second Vatican Council prelates; the pope emeritus advanced an unpopular hermeneutic of harmony and development that disagreed with both a left and right that saw the Council as a rupture with what had come before. Requiescat in Pace.

Best,
Micah Meadowcroft
Web Editor

The Faces of January 6

These aren’t saints. They’re Americans. We should treat them like it.

Requiescat in Pace: Benedict XVI

The pope emeritus (1927-2022) will be remembered as one of the most consequential pontiffs of all time.

A Believer in an Age of Skeptics

Benedict XVI was willing to give his entire life to Jesus Christ when most men lived for themselves.

The End of a Council and the Remains of the Day

The long 20th century slowly comes to an end.

The Best of Rod’s Blog:

  1. Lessons From Pope Benedict’s Funeral
  2. Benedict XVI As Katechon
  3. A Darkness Revealed
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
―Alexis de Tocqueville

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