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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...

The Man from O.P.R.A.H. - Father Raymond J. de Souza

There was moment during Barack Obama's speech at Mile High Stadium in Denver when he waxed rhetorical about his place in the cosmos and his future, his present and his past.  Read more...

The Mistaken Faiths of Our Age - Father Robert A. Sirico

In the midst of financial crisis, Pope Benedict made a statement that immediately hit the headlines.  Read more...

The Moral Case for Manners - J. Budziszewski

For many reasons we find that courtesy and good manners need more than teaching and reinforcement today, they need an intellectual defense. If we cannot make a moral case for manners, we had better give them up. In brief, then, here is what might be called the theory of manners, which is part of the applied theory of virtue.  Read more...

The Nature and Destiny of Man - Christopher Dawson

In her doctrine of man the Catholic Church has always held the middle path between two opposing theories, that which makes man an animal and that which holds him to be a spirit. Catholicism has always insisted that man's nature is twofold. He is neither flesh nor spirit, but a compound of both.  Read more...


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