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The angry atheist - Rex Murphy

When atheists wail for a chaplain, when they lament their status vis-á-vis Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and Christians, we have a group athirst for what they otherwise proclaim they despise.  Read more...

The Awkwardness of Advent - Father George W. Rutler

The star that Jean-Paul Sartre once was, doyen of his day's incompletely educated intellectuals, has not quietly faded the way splashy names often do in the generation after they die.   Read more...

The banality of evil - Father George W. Rutler

"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."  Read more...

The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris - Theodore Dalrymple

Everyone knows la douce France: the France of wonderful food and wine, beautiful landscapes, splendid châteaux and cathedrals. More tourists (60 million a year) visit France than any country in the world by far.  Read more...

The Barbarians Inside Britain's Gates - Theodore Dalrymple

The youth of Britain have long placed a de facto curfew on the old, who in most places would no more think of venturing forth after dark than would peasants in Bram Stoker's Transylvania.   Read more...

The Big Rock Candy Nation - Anthony Esolen

As I write, several thousand young people are squatting near Wall Street, insisting upon some kind of change or other.   Read more...

The bomb is just the beginning - George Jonas

A friend once asked George Faludy how terror worked.   Read more...

The Book of James - Joseph Loconte

A century ago, the psychologist, philosopher, and agnostic William James delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh. His 20 addresses were published in 1902 as The Varieties of Religious Experience, which soon became one of the most widely read works on religious belief by an American.  Read more...

The Boston bombings and their aftermath - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

We shouldn’t waste time being shocked or baffled by the evil in the world. It has familiar roots. It begins in the little crevices of each human heart — especially our own.  Read more...

The Challenge Of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

It is no accident that the introduction of universal compulsory state education has coincided in time and place with the secularization of modern culture.  Read more...

The Challenge of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

We are still living internally on the capital of the past and externally on the existence of a vague atmosphere of religious tolerance which has already lost its justification in contemporary secular ideology. It is a precarious situation, which cannot be expected to endure indefinitely and we ought to make the most of it while it lasts.  Read more...

The Church as Culture - Robert Louis Wilken

If Christ is culture, let the sidewalks be lit with fire on Easter Eve, let traffic stop for a column of Christians waving palm branches on a spring morning, let streets be blocked off as the faithful gather for a Corpus Christi procession. Then will others know that there is another city in their midst, another commonwealth, one that has its face, like the faces of angels, turned toward the face of God.  Read more...

The Clash - Fouad Ajami

It would have been unlike Samuel P. Huntington to say “I told you so” after 9/11.   Read more...

The Conservative Convert - Eric Scheske

Terse Kirk. That’s one way to describe Russell Kirk, the literary critic and father of modern conservatism. He was the author of over thirty books and hundreds of articles, the founder of two quarterlies, and a busy speaker. But he was laconic when it came to his religion.  Read more...

The Corrosive Power of Euphemisms - C. Ben Mitchell

Words are powerful tools. They can be used as a shield or a weapon. They have incited revolutions, shaped nations, and thrilled readers. They are the stuff of which most human communication is made. Nowhere is this more evident than in the latest development in human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research.  Read more...

The Cruelty of Hedonism - Anthony Esolen

A hectic competition lies at the heart of the hedonist’s life.   Read more...

The Culture of Charity - Arthur C. Brooks

Approximately three-quarters of Americans give their time and money to various charities, churches, and causes; the other quarter of the population does not. Why has America split into two nations: givers and non-givers? Arthur Brooks has spent years researching this trend, and even he was surprised by what he found.  Read more...

The danger of self-indulgence - David Warren

Let us start as grimly as possible in the present: with my conviction that things do not look very promising for our civilization.   Read more...

The Decline of Laughter - Roger Scruton

Laughter is not only a joy and a balm, it is the principal way we have of accepting the failings of our fellows.   Read more...

The Defense of the West: How to Respond to the Islamist Challenge - Roger Scruton

The West today is involved in a protracted and violent struggle with the forces of radical Islam. This conflict is intensely difficult, both because of our enemy's dedication to his cause, and also, perhaps most of all, because of the enormous cultural shift that has occurred in Europe and America since the end of the Vietnam War.   Read more...

The Depressing Pew Forum Study - Father Robert Barron

Let us reclaim our great heritage.  Read more...

The Dictatorship of Relativism - Cardinal George Pell

Shortly before he entered the conclave in which he was elected pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger preached the homily at the pre-conclave Mass and warned against the rise of "a dictatorship of relativism".  Read more...

The Difference God Makes - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

An interview with Francis Cardinal George about his new book, The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and CultureRead more...

The End of Charity - Theodore Dalrymple

That judgments in the past were harsh or unfeeling is, alas, the case. But that is a reason for refining our judgment, not for refraining from exercising it at all.   Read more...

The euro confronts reality - Father Raymond J. de Souza

A currency can be an act of imagination, but not a flight from reality.   Read more...


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