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Playing Along With the Lie
By William Kilpatrick
The establishment understands that a joke directed at Bruce Jenner is also directed at them
Lessons From the Christian East
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
The twentieth anniversary of St. Pope John Paul II apostolic letter "Orientale Lumen" is an occasion to reflect on what can be learned from Eastern Catholics
10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding
By Bradley J. Birzer
On this Fourth of July, 239 years after the Declaration of Independence, it’s well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era.
Justice Thomas, Marriage, and the Question of Dignity
By Mark Brumley
Advocates claim that dignity demands that the state recognize same-sex unions as marriage. Are they right?
Mother Miriam's Heart for the Family and Church
By Jim Graves
The founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope discusses her conversion from Judaism, religious habits, family life, and current social upheaval.
Catholics and the Administered Society
By James Kalb
In order to maximize control, the social justice/social services state must minimize man. What can be done?
Divinization, Liturgy, and Evangelization
By Dr. Jared Ortiz
A new volume of essays shows how the proper context for thinking about divinization is the liturgy, for God has chosen the liturgy as the primary locus for communicating his divine life
Health Care Rights of Conscience: An Endangered Species
By Sister Renée Mirkes
Our new legal landscape will continue to impel religious health care professionals to defend the basic goods of marriage and family.
The Fiction of Robert Hugh Benson
By Ann Applegarth
Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI have encouraged Catholics to read Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World. But Benson was not a one-novel novelist.
Monument, Idols, and Tolerance
By James V. Schall, S.J.
What we have now is rapidly changing because we do not really look at or understand the philosophies of the real iconoclasts of our time
Pope Francis remarks on South America, Latin American Church, U.S.—and selfies
The full text of the pontiff's in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome
Would Alasdair MacIntyre Live in a “Benedict Option” Community?
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
For all the intriguing ideas that seem to huddle under the capacious canopy of the “Benedict option,” and for all my sympathy towards it, there are three lingering doubts about it
Progressive Catholic Authoritarianism: An Enduring Problem
By George Weigel
As old-fashioned Catholic liberalism has morphed into today’s “progressive” Catholicism, forms of authoritarian bullying, shaming, and exclusion have become commonplace
"Human Rights Fanatic": A New Criminal Offense in Europe?
By Alberto Carosa
An interview with Roger Kiska, senior counsel and deputy director of Alliance Defending Freedom International
Is Less Really More? Reflections on Scarcity in “Laudato Si’”
By Michael Severance
What might be the problem with the pope’s economic claim that we should consume less in order to have more resources?
Using Technology to Educate and Catechize
By Jim Graves
My Catholic Faith Delivered, says Executive Director Mike Alex, provides both online Catholic courses and platforms for groups and individuals creating their own content
Russia's Campaign Against Ukraine: Deception, Economic Extortion, and Violence
By Dr. Alexander Sich
Putin’s larger goals are to effectively destroy NATO and the EU, and return Europe to an age of nation states—to fundamentally change the security structure of the post-Cold War world
A Layman Responds to Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal, Part III
By Dr. José Durand Mendioroz
An Argentine lawyer and professor of law responds in detail to the arguments and suggestions of Cardinal Walter Kasper.
A Fuller Reading of “The Fellowship”
By Holly Ordway
As an intellectual biography and an account of the Inklings as a whole, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski's new book is very strong—satisfying, engaging, and nuanced
Little Sisters of the Poor will appeal to the Supreme Court
“We perform this loving ministry because of our faith," says Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, "and simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith, and we shouldn’t have to..."
Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis' Bolivian Manifesto
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The Pope's July 9th address in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, described how terrible things are in the world and how idyllic they can be
By Dr. Leroy Huizenga
The rejection of sacred images and statuary is a heresy, understood as such by the tradition east and west. And like most heresies, it rears its head regularly.
The Pro-Life Moment is Here
By John Paul Shimek
The Human Capital project has catapulted the pro-life movement into a perfect storm of public opinion and pro-life legislation
Defending the Defender of the Jews
By Dale Ahlquist
Ann Farmer's "Chesterton and the Jews" is a powerful defense of Chesterton—and it shows that Chesterton's prophetic insights about the Jews have been unjustly ignored
"Senseless" Violence and Ideological Warfare
By William Kilpatrick
There are serious reasons why it makes sense to challenge the notion that jihadists are going to enjoy the companionship of dozens of lovely maidens in the hereafter
'Shadow council' speakers push acceptance of contraception, homosexuality
On July 17, nearly two months after the fact, the German bishops conference released the text of the meeting's interventions, in French, German, and Italian
Un Laico y la Propuesta de Kasper, III
By Dr. José Durand Mendioroz
El punto de vista de un abogado sobre la comunión a los divorciados vueltos a casar.
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