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Patriotism, Poland, and Cardinal Sarah

February 16, 2020 Jerry Salyer 16

From the standpoint of those of us concerned about questions of nationality, sovereignty, and rootedness, it is only logical to find that the most resolute upholders of Catholic tradition should also be among the most […]

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Macbeth, Abortion, and Human Rights

January 19, 2020 Jerry Salyer 3

With participants in this year’s March for Life converging upon Washington this week, it seems to me apropos to consider one of the Western Civilization’s profoundest reflections upon the Fifth Commandment. In a pivotal scene […]

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Latin: Living Language, Ancient Rite

November 11, 2019 Jerry Salyer 6

“In vino veritas,” Doc Holliday reminds an enemy in a gambling saloon in the 1993 film Tombstone, thereby insinuating that his own insulting behavior toward the outlaw is not mere drunkenness but instead reflects Holliday’s […]

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Abortion: The Mark of Dystopia

January 14, 2019 Jerry Salyer 4

“As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.” — Aldous Huxley, Foreword to Brave New World Many liberals seem to think that dystopian cautionary tales can only be directed against the […]

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“Columbus Is Ours”

October 8, 2018 Jerry Salyer 9

In Quarto Abeunte Saeculo, Pope Leo XIII shows us why the voyage of Christopher Columbus stands in a class by itself. There is simply no way of comparing the Genoan’s landfall in the Americas with […]