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The Troublesome Term, 'Secular' - Michael Novak

A wide chasm yawns between the two terms "secular" and "secularism."  Read more...

The truth about jihad - Amir Taheri

With the campaign to liberate Iraq victorious, it is, perhaps, time for Muslims to review the improper use, not to say outright abuse, of the term "Jihad."  Read more...

The Twelve Men - G.K. Chesterton

The other day, while I was meditating on morality and Mr. H. Pitt, I was, so to speak, snatched up and put into a jury box to try people. The snatching took some weeks, but to me it seemed something sudden and arbitrary. I was put into this box because I lived in Battersea, and my name began with a C.  Read more...

The tyranny of therapism - Christina Hoff Sommers & Sally Satel

Today — with a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every conceivable problem — we are at risk of degrading our native ability to cope with life's challenges.  Read more...

The unpersuaded - Father George Rutler

The tremendous success of the papal trip converted many, and puzzled others, but there remain those who will not be persuaded "if someone should rise from the dead."   Read more...

The Unquiet Men - Anthony Esolen

On those who are leaving the reservation.   Read more...

The Vindication of Humanae Vitae - Mary Eberstadt

That Humanae Vitae and related Catholic teachings about sexual morality are laughingstocks in all the best places is not exactly news.   Read more...

The Virtually Venerable Fulton J. Sheen - Charles F. Harvey

Archbishop Sheen notes in his autobiography, Treasure in Clay, that in Gaelic “Fulton” means “war” and “Sheen” means “peace.” It is as though his very name foretold the kind of life he was to have: an uninterrupted warring against the powers of darkness to promote the peace of Christ’s kingdom.  Read more...

The war we are fighting needs a more accurate name - Dennis Prager

We are no more fighting a "War on Terror" than we fought a "War on Kamikazes" in World War II.  Read more...

The Wisdom of the Mind - Donald DeMarco

According to Plato, wisdom is the communion of the soul with reality. By this he meant that wisdom gives us both a broad and reliable understanding of reality.   Read more...

The Words and Deeds of Christ - Joseph Sobran

I began to marvel at the words that were truly the most inspired ever uttered: those of Christ. His words have a unique power that sets them off from all merely human words.  Read more...

There are No Secular Unbelievers - Iain T. Benson

Note how the use of the term "secular" has been changed gradually over time. Current usage is wrong both philosophically and theologically. Let us banish the notion of a "faith-free" secular once and for all. Everyone "believes".  Read more...

Thoroughly Modern Mill - Roger Scruton

A utilitarian who became a liberal — but never understood the limits of reason.  Read more...

To Judge By Appearances - Theodore Dalrymple

When I was young I wanted to be a bohemian when I grew up.   Read more...

To know and follow the Lord - Father George Rutler

In St. Paul, and in all the saints, is sensed the personality of Christ whom some adored and some scorned, but no one ever found manipulative, and not even His enemies found Him depressing.  Read more...

To Tear Down and to Build Up: Christianity and the Subversive Forces - JAMES HITCHCOCK

Christianity was born when the Roman Empire was at its peak, and it is an appropriate paradox that, as the faith spread throughout the Empire, it both helped to subvert the long Roman hegemony and at the same time to preserve what was best in it.  Read more...

Tough times are when gratitude counts most - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, once said, "No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night."   Read more...

Toward the Second Spring - Stratford Caldecott

When John Henry Newman gave his famous "Second Spring" sermon, at the first Synod of the newly re-established English Catholic hierarchy in 1852, he was prophesying nothing less than a resurgence of Catholic culture.  Read more...

Tradition or Traditionalism? - IAIN T. BENSON

Too many who think they favour tradition are actually devotees of traditionalism because they do not understand their tradition. Many who are critical of tradition are really criticizing traditionalism.  Read more...

True and False Humanism - JAMES HITCHCOCK

Secular Humanism rests on an unperceived fallacy. In effect it says that man can love and esteem himself more if he does not have to share that love and esteem with God.  Read more...

True Conservatism - Charles Colson

As the presidential campaign heats up, Christians need to see that most of the issues being debated arise from conflicting ideologies of the two parties. But we should be taken in by nobody's ideology.  Read more...

Truth and Tolerance, Again - Father Richard John Neuhaus

The notion that in matters of religion, but not only in matters of religion, one must make a choice between tolerance and truth is as persistent as it is false. It comes up again in connection with a study designed by sociologists James D. Davidson and Dean R. Hoge that explores how the sexual scandals have influenced Catholic attitudes toward the faith and the Church.  Read more...

Twelve Steps to Man - Mark Gauvreau Judge

I've been doing research for a book on the role of Christianity in Alcoholics Anonymous. I've come to the conclusion that the primary role of the Catholic Church in AA is as a piñata — indeed, the one acceptable target in an organization that prides itself on acceptance of every conceivable kind of faith. This is a shame, considering that one of the most remarkable Catholic priests who ever lived, a man who played a vital role in the founding of AA, has been all but forgotten, even in the halls of AA itself.  Read more...

Twilight of Sociology - Wilfred M. McClay

Seymour Martin Lipset explored the social forces that limit individual freedom. Is an era of inquiry over?  Read more...

Two Versions of Liberalism - Iain T. Benson

What is really at issue in some recent high profile court cases touching on the freedom of conscience and religion.   Read more...


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