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When Tolerance Trumps Truth - Donald De Marco

When Christ told his disciples that his teaching provided them with a liberating truth (“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free”), he was, at the same time, offering a blueprint for a liberal education.  Read more...

Where in the World is the Spirit Moving? - Dwight Longenecker

Not long ago a friend of mine was lamenting the state of religion in Britain and Europe. 'The Muslims are invading' he said. 'With our declining birth rate Christian culture in the West will be dead within fifty years.  Read more...

Where Is the Virtue? - Anthony Esolen

Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity.  Read more...

Where the 20th Century Happened - George Weigel

The 20th century happened in Cracow.  And the answer to the 20th century was given there, too.  Read more...

Where the Church Draws the Line on Drugs - Zenit

A new Church manual calls for a continued fight on drugs on all fronts.   Read more...

While Europe Slept - Jean Bethke Elshtain

In the great cathedrals in Europe, a few people -- usually elderly women -- can be found at worship. Everybody else is a tourist, cameras hanging around their necks, meandering through.  Read more...

Who has been forgotten? - David Warren

Call me the Advent grinch, but I am disappointed almost never to endure fire from the pulpit on the desecration of this season of fast.  Read more...

Why Is Everyone Crazy About Vampires? - Father Robert Barron

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the prevalence of vampires in today’s culture.   Read more...

Why Shakespeare is for all Time - Theodore Dalrymple

Shakespeare reminds us of the line between good and evil running down the center of all human hearts. And in showing us that the line is always there, easily and disastrously crossed, Shakespeare destroys the utopian illusion that social arrangements can be made so perfect that men will no longer have to strive to be good.  Read more...

Why we give - Father Robert A. Sirico

This is the time of the year when almost everyone has gift-giving (if not gift-getting) on the mind.   Read more...

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam - Joseph Ratzinger & Marcello Pera

It is up to the readers to decide whether our intention — to examine and reflect on the great issues of our time, including the West, Europe, Christianity, Islam, war, and bioethical questions — has achieved its goal. Whether our concerns can be addressed. And whether our suggestions deserve to be pursued.  Read more...

Woman of Leisure - Anthony Esolen

Sometimes a book puts down such deep roots in one's soul that it seems always present, providing categories whereby one views the world, even when one has not read it in many years.   Read more...

Would Darwin have put atheist slogans on buses? - Paul Johnson

It is one of the tragedies of humanity that brain-power is so seldom accompanied by judgment, sceptical moderation or even common sense.   Read more...

You Can't Do That: When Compassion Calls For Telling The Trut - WILLIAM COLSON

Carl Rogers, leader of the Human Potential Movement, spoke for both of us when he confessed to an attitude of "they're doing the best they can."  Read more...

Your Inner Cop - Peter Kreeft

The more conscience a community has, the fewer cops it needs, and the more cops it has, the less conscience it needs to rely on. Peter Kreeft here spells out what happens when people let the government act as their moral conscience.  Read more...

‘I am special, I am special. Look at me’ - Robert Fulford

If movie stars don’t suffer from narcissism when they show up to appear with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, they’ll probably develop this condition before climbing into the limo to go home.  Read more...

“Always to Care, Never to Kill” - Robert P. George

National Review Online recently had a chance to talk to Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, about the Terri Schiavo case and the broader issue of assisted suicide.  Read more...


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