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"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."

- C.S.Lewis

 

Robert P. George and the courage we need

Ashamed of the Gospel? - Robert P. George

The days of acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past.

Robert P. George takes students’ questions - Robert P. George

Professor George recently took questions from a group of ivy league students about the fun of disrupting campus group-think, challenging the "dogmas of liberalism", the marriage debate, and much more.



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The Fulfillment of All Desire - Ralph Martin

The whole purpose of our creation, the whole purpose of our redemption is so that we may be fully united with God in every aspect of our being. Read more...

Called to holiness - Ralph Martin

Jesus summed up his teaching in a startling and unambiguous call to His followers: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48). Read more...

The peaceful path to liberty - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Why are Palestinians still, in 2014, choosing the path of violent force when other more secure paths to independence and autonomy have proved more successful? Read more...

We cannot avoid making judgments - Bishop David McGough

When we avoid a rush to destructive judgment and accusation we allow the possibility that the good within us might ultimately flourish and come to fruition. Read more...

The Consequences of Redefining Marriage - Ryan T. Anderson

There are good reasons why conjugal unions have been distinguished from all others since antiquity. Read more...

Jesus' Sweet and Light Yoke - Father John Tauler, O.P.

Now, to what people is this yoke sweet and light, as they accept it and bear it along? Read more...

Moral clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer

Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Read more...

NFP: The Myth of the “Contraceptive Mentality” - Father Ryan Erlenbush

It should be clear that a couple who uses (or even misuses) natural family planning will never be in danger of a falling into a contraceptive mentality. Read more...

We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia - Theo Boer

In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide. Read more...

False Extremes and the Christian Way Forward - John Zmirak

Most people get virtue wrong.  They think that it is simply the opposite of sin — when in fact the opposite of a sin is usually another kind of sin, just as the opposite of going too far west is going too far east. Read more...


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Will tragedy derail Pope Francis on Christian unity? - Boston Globe
Also: Religious cleansing in Iraq, pope in America, and a curious silence in Australia.

Obama's executive order and the danger of reliance on federal contracts - Catholic Culture
Perhaps Obama's "unprecedented and extreme" recent executive orders will help awaken the American hierarchy to the fact that this administration is not—to put it mildly—a reliable partner.

Why is Pope Francis’ Visit to Philly Important? - patheos
If the pope is planning to visit the City of Brotherly Love next fall what’s the big deal?

Pope Francis and the Evangelicals - patheos
Sandro Magister reports here on Pope Francis’ outreach to Evangelical Christians.

Immigration Approach Avoids Emotionalism - NCRegister
Church teaching on immigration articulates a framework for thinking — rather than merely emoting — through the immigration issue in a manner consistent with Catholic concerns for liberty, justice, human flourishing and the common good.

Pope to leaders of wars: "Stop!" - AsiaNews
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says the pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq, and Ukraine.

The Atlantic: What happened to all those Catholic rites? - Get Religion
Long-time GetReligion readers, do you remember that typology that a wise, older priest — a veteran of life inside the DC Beltway — gave me a few years ago that proposed that there are essentially four kinds of American Catholic voters?





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