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This month's letters and comments.

Odds and ends from the staff of the Lamp.


Brass Rubbings

by Timothy Nerozzi
A visit to the memorial of Amakusa Shirou.
The Jungle

by C. J. Ciaramella
Civil asset forfeiture up close.
Historia Ecclesiastica

by Carino Hodder
A meditation on the family.

by Maya Sinha
On Goofus Catholicism.


by J. D. Flynn
An unexpected trip to meet new neighbors.

by Massimo Faggioli
Life on the beat in 1990s Italy.

by Brandon McGinley
The life and times of a Pennsylvania bar.

by John Milbank
Two views of the United States.

by Mary Kate Skehan
Remembering my grandfather's extraordinary life.

Arts and Letters

by Sam Kriss

by Marlo Safi

by Peter Tonguette

by Peter Hitchens

by Patrick Smith

by Lydia Sherwood


by Aaron James
Recollecting the composer's

Nunc Dimittis

by Matthew Walther
On high windows