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Renewing the World Order: An International Community Built on Solid Rock - Brian Scarnecchia and Philip C.L. Gray

Upon what ground will human rights ultimately rest — the shifting sand of human opinion or God’s solid Rock?  Read more...

Respect others' rights, but also their values - Father Robert Sirico

If an award were to be given for the Most Contentious Religious Story of 2010, the two main contenders would undoubtedly be two Islam-related stories: the threatened burning of the Quran in Florida and the plan to build an Islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in New York.  Read more...

Reversing the Decay of London Undone - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Britain's chief rabbi on the moral disintegration since the 1960s and how to rebuild.  Read more...

Riots in France - Thomas Sowell

In the name of tolerance, these countries have imported intolerance, of which growing antisemitism in Europe is just one example. In the name of respecting all cultures, Western nations have welcomed people who respect neither the cultures nor the rights of the population among whom they have settled.  Read more...

Rome — The Scavi of St. Peter's and the Grittiness of Catholicism - George Weigel

The remarkable sites beneath St. Peter's are known today as the scavi (excavations). A walk through them is a walk into some important truths about what it means to be a Catholic.  Read more...

Rome's Radical Conservative - Michael Novak

The election of Cardinal Josef Ratzinger as pope was John Paul II's last gift to the Roman Catholic Church.  Read more...

Saint Pontius - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Yes, Pilate had given the order, but he had washed his hands of it. He was clearly personally opposed to the crucifixion. Politics just demanded that he not impose that view on a crowd which had other ideas.  Read more...

Saving the West from the New Barbarians - ROBERT R. REILLY

Few would dispute that Western civilization is in trouble. Despite its riches and power, it is declining both morally and demographically.  Read more...

Sealed With an X - Ralph McInerny

The hero of Evelyn Waugh’s trilogy Sword of Honour, in the slough of despond in wartime Cairo, goes to a priest to confess that he has wished to be dead. “How many times?” the priest asks.  Read more...

Secular Confusions - Iain T. Benson

These are not very articulate times, and terms or phrases such as “secular”, “believer”, “the separation of church and state” and so on need to be rethought entirely. If this task of lexical clarification is not done, then the virtually complete dominance of the atheistic and anti-religious definitions of central terms within contemporary culture will continue to be employed (intentionally or unintentionally) so as to exclude religious viewpoints from society.  Read more...

Secular Liberalism as Consensus - Rod Dreher

Recently, I got into a lengthy blog debate with liberal secularist writer Damon Linker on the topic of same-sex marriage.   Read more...

Sense and Nonsense: A Conversation with Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. - Robert Reilly

Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., talks about the life of the mind, the future of the West, and lessons learned over a long career in education.  Read more...

Sins of the Wallet - Carl Anderson, Father Robert Sirico, et al.

Economic hard times are always times of soul-searching. The Register felt it was important to look at the moral dimensions of the economic downturn and asked several prominent Catholic thinkers, "What sins got us into this mess, and what virtues are required to get us out of it?"   Read more...

Sisters of Mercy - CLIFFORD ORWIN

The author examines the differences between the Christian charity of Mother Teresa" and the compassion of Lady Diana.  Read more...

Smoke and morals - Father Raymond de Souza

Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman introduced his new anti-smoking legislation last month, striking a presumed note of moderation: "And so we're saying to Ontarians, if you want to smoke at home, we're not going to stop you."  Read more...

Solzhenitsyn and Russia's Golgotha - Review by John Couretas

Solzhenitsyn was a writer whose vast body of work, beginning with the great artistic achievement of the stories and novels, but also of course the essays and speeches, was guided by a great moral imagination.  Read more...

Some Implications of the Word “Culture” - Margaret Visser

The word "culture" is a battleground. Past meanings of the word have recently been routed once again and "culture," as redefined by members of the academy, has been made the field of study of a new discipline: Cultural Studies. Explaining some of the assumptions made by the proponents of this new definition of culture, I shall also show that it ultimately owes something to Christianity - in spite of the fact that part of the project of Cultural Studies is a diminishment of taking any religion, especially Christianity, seriously. Christians need to know how to speak to people who accept "culture" as it is currently defined, how to listen to what is being said, and how to respond.  Read more...

Spiritual Geography - Joseph Bottum

The desert, Balzac once declared, holds everything and nothing – for God is there, and man is not.   Read more...

Spiritual History 101: How Did We Get to the Edge? - PETER KREEFT

The story of our civilization can be told from different viewpoints. The history books usually tell it from only one point of view, and not the most important one at that.  Read more...

Spitting on the Crucifix - Anthony Esolen

In the coming months we will learn whether America's long experiment in ordered liberty must finally be declared dead. It has of late been coughing up plenty of blood.   Read more...

Sports, our last unifying force - Father Raymond J. de Souza

I was getting ready for my quadrennial inveighing against the World Cup, remaining as I do immune from the excitement of the nil-nil thriller, as for example the one Netherlands and Costa Rica delivered the other day.  Read more...

Standing on the Mound: The Virtues of Baseball - Elizabeth Thecla Mauro

If Jesus wants us to become as children, then baseball reminds us that His charge is not an impossible one to keep, for baseball is a game of folly and deep faith. It disdains the cynic and reminds us of some of the most dramatic, awe-inspiring moments detailed in Scripture.  Read more...

Start using ‘Allah’ instead of God? - Kathleen Parker

It was bound to happen — and it seems fitting that a cleric named Tiny would think of it.  Read more...

Sunny Portraits - John R. Dunlap

During the first six weeks of the summer break, I teach a course in general linguistics, an annual routine ordinarily performed in one of the older campus buildings. This year the routine was broken by an unusual classroom assignment.  Read more...

Supreme Court Supplants Parents - Daniel Cere

With this month's ruling, the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada placed themselves between parents and their children and sided with those pressing for the inclusion of gay-parenting literature. The decision clearly signaled that the role of parents as primary moral guides for their children's education is now "subject to judicial review" by our nine lords of the law.  Read more...


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