Faithful Catholic and other traditional Christian scholars and commentators write a great deal about the troubling developments in secular Western culture and its many components: morality, social life, politics, law, the situation of the family, etc. While critique of the secular culture?even trenchant critique?is often necessary, it is not adequate. Christians have to be careful not to just "curse the darkness." After all, one of the great theological virtues, which are the highest of virtues, is hope. It was in that spirit that the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville assembled a group of traditional Christian scholars and writers for a conference in April 2015 to consider what things need to be done?and, in fact, realistically can be done and how they might be done?to begin to challenge the secular culture and restore the traditions that the Western world emerged from. Their papers at the conference?spanning education, family life, sexual morality, politics, law, the media, and the arts and architecture?are assembled into this book. The contributors to this volume are James Kalb, Benjamin Wiker, Anthony Esolen, Robert R. Reilly, Allan C. Carlson, Sheila Liaugminas, Duncan Stroik, Lawrence M. Stratton, and the book's editor Stephen M. Krason. There is a foreword by Anne Hendershott.