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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...

The Failure of Speculative Capitalism - Angelo Matera

While the media blames good old-fashioned greed, the reasons are more complex, involving financial practices that constitute a "structure of sin."  Read more...

The First Freedom: Religious Liberty as the Foundation of Human Liberty - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The freedom of the Church must be claimed and reclaimed by Christians in each new generation.   Read more...

The Forgotten Freedom - Anthony Esolen

We say that everything in our nation is political, but in a deeper sense of the word, almost nothing anymore in our nation is political, and that is the problem.  Read more...

The Future of Tradition - Lee Harris

America has been in the midst of a culture war for some time and will probably remain so for some time longer. But culture war is not peculiar to this country.  Read more...

The Gift of Christmas - Jennifer Roback Morse

Dear Concerned Citizen: Material comfort does not satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart. This might sound strange coming from the lips of a libertarian economist from the Hoover Institution at Stanford. But we all know it, especially at Christmas, because most of us have at least a vague dissatisfaction with the commercialism of the season.   Read more...

The Gospel and Humor - Tim Keller

Humor is like seasoning on food – everything is flat without it.   Read more...

The Great Disruption - FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

While Francis Fukuyama may fail to appreciate the many ways in which Christianity supports and nourishes both human nature and human society, he makes such an important contribution to clarifying the moral and social confusion of our age that we have decided to offer his brilliant Atlantic Monthly article.  Read more...

The Handwriting on the Wall - George Weigel

In recent years, roiled as they have been by a global financial and economic crisis, the phrase "the handwriting is on the wall" has become a staple of the public conversation.  Read more...

The Happiness Myth - Steve Salerno

One morning when I was 13, I elbowed my father as he got ready for work. "Dad," I said, "are you happy?"  Read more...

The Heart of Virtue - Prologue - Donald DeMarco

It is not possible to improve either our personal lives or our society apart from acquiring virtue.  Read more...

The hubris of modern rationalism - Joseph Heath

Over the last twenty years, the political systems of the western world have become increasingly divided — not between right and left, but between crazy and non-crazy. What's more, the crazies seem to be gaining the upper hand.   Read more...

The Idolatry of Law: When Law is Seen as “Like Religion” - Iain T. Benson

A very significant and striking exchange occurred between Chief Justice McLachlin and University of Chicago theologian and philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain during the October 2002 Conference "Pluralism, Religion and Public Policy."   Read more...

The Illusion of Disillusionment - CHRISTOPHER LASCH

There is a vast body of commentary on the modern spiritual plight, all of which assumes that the experience of doubt, moral relativism, and despair is distinctively modern and, in some sense, the product of mankind's "maturity."  Read more...

The Illusion of Moral Neutrality - J. Budziszewski

Properly understood, what is this thing called tolerance? What does it really demand of us? What do we need in order to come by it? Let’s see if we can work this out.  Read more...

The Intolerance of Humanism - RICHARD BASTIEN

Malcolm Muggeridge once recounted how foreign journalists posted in Moscow during the 1930s used to amuse themselves by measuring the credulity of visiting intellectuals.  Read more...

The key to the Pope's success in Great Britain - Philip Lawler

Most of the reporters writing about the papal visit are clearly surprised by this outcome, and more than a few are betraying their disappointment.   Read more...

The Legacy of Ayn Rand - Charles Colson

Rationalizing Selfishness.  Read more...

The Lenten Thing - David G. Bonagura, Jr.

A renewal in Lenten practices can be a powerful catalyst in rebuilding Catholic identity.   Read more...

The Lovely Dragon of Choice - Anthony Esolen

The simple knight Percival, on the quest for the Holy Grail, had not been much of a planner.  Read more...


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