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The author of The Hobbit, says Dr. Jay W. Richards, "didn’t like concentrated political power, even when it could seem to be justified for noble purposes."

Dr. Jay W. Richards is co-author, with Dr. Jonathan Witt, of the new book, The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot, published recently by Ignatius Press. Richards is Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic U...

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...

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