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The Fundamental Path to Peace

April 29, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The pagans of Rome cast the early Christians as bad citizens, a charge which reappears today in both the West and East: secularists in the Americas and Europe gradually move to marginalize a Christian presence […]

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Time to Take Religious Freedom Seriously

April 28, 2011 Philip F. Lawler 0

Two years into his administration, President Barack Obama still has not filled the post of roving US ambassador for religious freedom. Meanwhile in Pakistan the government’s only Christian cabinet minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, was assassinated for […]

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The State of the Culture of Death

April 28, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Shortly before the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in January, a grand jury in Pennsylvania charged longtime Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell with seven acts of infanticide and the killing of one adult—a vivid […]

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The Pointed Pope

April 27, 2011 George Neumayr 0

One reliable barometer of Pope Benedict’s effectiveness is the carping of left-wing newspapers, particularly British ones: the more pointed his remarks, the more they tend to caricature him as “bland” and dour. Typical of this […]

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A Web of Confusion

April 27, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Catholics Go for Obama,” read a headline for an item at washingtonpost.com after the presidential election in November. According to exit polls, 54 percent of Catholics voted for Barack Obama. The author of the item, […]

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Setting the Record Straight

April 26, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In late August, Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The show’s host asked her a question about the beginning of human life. Describing herself as an […]

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A Model of Duty

April 25, 2011 George Neumayr 0

After it was announced in late June that St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke had been appointed to a new position in Rome as the head of the Vatican’s Supreme Court, John Allen of the National […]

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Clericalism and the Campaign

April 18, 2011 George Neumayr 0

“No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true socialist,” said Pope Pius XI in 1931. Were he alive today, he might have substituted in the word “Democrat.” One can […]

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Lapsed

April 17, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a sobering study in late February. No religion in America has seen more members lapse than the Catholic Church, Pew researchers concluded. “The Roman Catholic Church […]