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The Failure of Liberal Catholicism

May 31, 2011 James Hitchcock 0

For decades conservatives have been marginalized in groups like the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), which do not even pretend to be hospitable to “all points of view.” People have been denied tenure, lost […]

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A Preamble to “Hope”

May 16, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

Vice President Joe Biden, Senator John McCain, and Governor Sarah Palin hope that their sons will return safely from military deployment overseas, although they still disagree, as they did on the campaign trail, about how […]

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The Failure of Liberal Catholicism

May 15, 2011 James Hitchcock 0

No one has yet managed to transcend or synthesize the concepts “liberal” and “conservative,” however inadequate those words are for denoting religious beliefs. Conservative Catholics define themselves in terms of obedience to Church authority, acceptance […]

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Thomas Dillon: In Memoriam

May 14, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

In April, as we at Grove City College held a conference on “Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education,” in which we underscored the struggle against rampant secular relativism in our universities, American higher education lost a […]

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The Cuomo-Communion Controversy

May 13, 2011 Edward N. Peters 0

Hardly a generation ago, a canon lawyer’s remarks that a divorced man openly cohabiting with a divorced woman was ineligible to receive Holy Communion would have been greeted with a polite yawn, as if to […]

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Legitimizing False Religion

May 12, 2011 William Kilpatrick 0

What are Christians supposed to believe about Islam? And why does it matter? Judging from President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech last June the proper attitude toward Islam should be one of great respect. Obama paid […]

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A Return to “Biblical Anthropology”

May 11, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

In his latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI addresses our responsibility in matters environmental, a responsibility he describes as “global” in scope. Benedict calls for “ecological sensitivity,” “energy efficiency,” and even “worldwide redistribution […]

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Is Islam Too Big To Fail?

May 10, 2011 William Kilpatrick 0

In many occasions over the last two years we have heard that various giant companies had to be bailed out by the federal government because they were “too big to fail.” AIG, Fannie Mae, Merrill […]

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Nothing is Wasted

May 10, 2011 Annie Calovich 0

It seems I’ve dreaded my parents’ death my whole life. When my mother’s finally came, in June, it wasn’t the sadness that predominated. Rather it was what the world tried to deny her—and what God […]