… (I wonder as I read thisFirst Things would ever run an interview with a former Catholic who had become an Episcopalian? Actually, I don’t wonder.

When I wrote regularly for First Things it was a genuinely ecumenical journal, but for some years now it has been a Catholic magazine that occasionally allows other voices, in precisely the same way that the New York Times is a liberal newspaper that occasionally allows other voices. The problem with both periodicals is not that they are what they are, but that they so regularly pretend to be something else.