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The need for a sacred focus makes culture war inevitable when there are enough people who disagree strongly on the exact nature of that focus

A culture is a way of living, a system of habit and attitude, an orientation toward life and the world, that is shared and basically taken for granted within a community. It arises naturally when people live together, since we are social beings who need common habits and understandings to live together happily and productively.

That makes the idea of a “culture war&...

An interview with Maria McFadden Maffucci, president of the Human Life Foundation and editor of Human Life Review.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Human Life Review, which has served as the primary record of the pro-life move...

Unbeknownst to many Christians, anti-Christian apologetics and propaganda are prominent fixtures of Islamist recruiting sites and social media.

On October 20, a 25-year-old convert to Islam named Martin Couture-Rouleau ran down two Canadian soldiers, killing one and injuring the other. In the chase that followed, his car ran into a ditch and he was fatally shot by police as he came at them with a knife.

Rouleau’s story is similar to that of other homegrown jihadists, including ...

In a sense, there were two synods taking place earlier this month, one inside the Synod Hall and the other in the media

Last Saturday, the synod closed with the voting on the final report and with a final address by the Pope, which was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation. The week of high drama ended with a great sigh of relief: schism, which seeme...

The president of the USCCB discusses the synod, the “relatio,” and the work that lies ahead.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, was an active participant in this month’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The synod’s purpose was to examine challenges to the family ...

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