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The New Gnosticism

May 2, 2011 Benjamin Wiker 0

One of the oldest heresies besetting the Church is Gnosticism. We can say “is” rather than “was” because the temptation to entirely spiritualize Christianity and demonize the material world never really goes away. In fact, […]

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The Improbable

April 27, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

When the actor Michael Douglas, who in the film Basic Instinct played a police detective investigating and attracted to a possible female serial killer (Sharon Stone), realized how the film would end, he complained to […]

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Humanae Vitae at 40

April 18, 2011 William B. May 0

July 25, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s great encyclical Humanae Vitae. In this document he reaffirmed the constant teaching of the Church that contraception is an intrinsically evil […]

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First in the Order of Love

April 8, 2011 Genevieve S. Kineke 0

Roughly 10 years into his pontificate, John Paul II penned an apostolic letter, Mulieris Dignitatem (“On the Dignity and Vocation of Women”). The letter indicated not only that he took women and their call to […]

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“When Do I Get My Center for Babies?”

March 24, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

The controversy about Mother Teresa’s spiritual struggles has inspired the worst in the late nun’s fiercest critics. Angry atheists who once described the saintly figure as everything from a “phony” to the “moonbat of Calcutta” […]