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Feasting with Caesar - Father George W. Rutler

In the wake of the recent hurricane, a sibilant television commentator said, "I'm so glad we had that storm."  Read more...

FEMA, Taxpayers, Faith and Charity - Raymond J. Keating

Should taxpayers subsidize churches and other religious groups for charitable aid supplied in response to natural disasters?  Read more...

Football Hero: Winning is Just Step One in His Mission - Brian McGuire

Josh Heupel led his team, the Oklahoma Sooners, to an undefeated season and this school year’s college football national championship. Then, the Associated Press named him player of the year. So did the Sporting News. He was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. But all of that isn’t what’s most impressive about Josh Heupel. “He has really given his life to God and is trying to live up to what God’s plan is for him,” explains his mother.  Read more...

Forgiveness and Irony - Roger Scruton

What makes the West strong.  Read more...

Forgiving Criminals – Punishing the Sick - Theodore Dalrymple

Whereas once it was the law-abiding and respectable citizen who was most highly valued, it is now the law-breaker and the bearer of social pathology who is to be cherished.  Read more...

Forming a community of Persons: The rights, Dignity and Role of Men and Wom - Mary Shivanandan

It is man's body that makes him conscious of being alone. It is precisely through his body that he realizes aloneness and difference from the animals even though he is a body among bodies.  Read more...

Freaked Out: Liberty, Choice, and Rogue Economics - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

It is a rare thing for an economist to write a bestselling book, but Steven Levitt is a rather rare economist.  Read more...

Freedom, Sanctity, and the Future - George Weigel

We've been doing this for seventeen years now, my colleagues and I -- running an intensive, three-week, Cracow-based immersion course in Catholic social doctrine, centered on Pope John Paul II's 1991 encyclical, Centesimus AnnusRead more...

Funny Because It's True - Stephen P. White

He's Catholic and has five kids, which led Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post to ask, "Is comic Jim Gaffigan the Catholic Church's newest evangelizer?"  Read more...

Give it up - Father Raymond J. de Souza

We are two weeks into Lent and for those who observe the Christian practice of making a Lenten sacrifice, it's about now that the novelty of the challenge gives way to the onerous realization that Easter is still a month away.  Read more...

Gnosticism and the Struggle for the World's Soul - Father Alfonso Aguilar

At the beginning of the third millennium three worldviews compete to conquer the minds and hearts of peoples and cultures, the world's soul: materialistic relativism, Gnosticism and Christianity. The New Evangelization demands a clear-cut separation between Gnosticism and Christianity if we want to bring every thirsty person to the Water of Life.  Read more...

God and the Marketplace: Why and Where He belongs - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

“Business, like art, literature, music and architecture is a window on the soul of a culture,” says archbishop Charles J. Chaput, archbishop of Denver. The most Rev. Chaput asks business people to reflect on the way they work and what it says about them.  Read more...

God doesn't guarantee that the British Church will last - John Haldane

A readiness to compromise, and sentimentality, are responsible for our decline.  Read more...

God Is My Pilot - George Neumayr

Pope Benedict XVI, as did his namesakes, faces a dark age of Western paganism that now goes by the name of modern liberalism, and he will use a lucid orthodoxy to drive out its many shadows.  Read more...

God save the (non-Catholic) Queen - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Regardless of the laws of Westminster, the laws of conscience would preclude a Catholic from serving as head of the Church of England.  Read more...

God, Business and the Super Bowl - GREGORY BEABOUT

The 1999 Super Bowl championship St. Louis Rams are one of the great turnaround stories of the sports world in recent memory.  Read more...

God, Man, and Money, or How to Succeed in Business Without Going to Hell - Michael Novak

Money is a far more complicated reality — and more tightly related to matters of the spirit — than we usually recognize.  Read more...

Goldman Sachs and the Sub-Prime Debacle - Charles Colson

The list of losers in the sub-prime loan crisis is long: borrowers, investors, banks, anyone whose livelihood depends on the availability of credit — and homeowners whose homes are being foreclosed.  Read more...

Good Faith - Karl Zinsmeister

Theoretically, in addition to their richer philosophical understandings, Christians ought to be registering unusually wholesome earthly outcomes. Does that happen in practice? The verdict is that, yes indeed, things generally go better with God. Societies are more prosperous and individuals more thriving where faith blooms. For a start, consider some of the social science I was able to pull together quickly on the practical results of faith.  Read more...

Goodbye Bland Affluence - Peggy Noonan

A small sign of the times: USA Today this week ran an article about a Michigan family that, under financial pressure, decided to give up credit cards, satellite television, high-tech toys and restaurant dining, to live on a 40-acre farm and become more self-sufficient.  Read more...

Goodbye, Charlie Brown. Hello, Bart Simpson - John Martin

Students once identified with Schulz's patient, hard-working also-ran. But today, everyone expects recognition -- even if they fail.  Read more...

Great Places: The Shrine at Fifty - George Weigel

The late Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston may or may not have described the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., as "our luxury gift to Mother"—a story I heard decades ago—but there's no doubt that the Shrine is a statement.   Read more...

Guilt & shame - David Warren

That riot in Vancouver was a blessing, if well disguised.   Read more...

Halloween Scares Up Advice on French Episcopate’s Web Page - Zenit

The fears and ghosts of Halloween shouldn’t scare parents away from telling children about "the meaning and implications of this holiday."  Read more...

Hatred Begins at Home - Peggy Noonan

The NYPD looks at what turns young Westerners into jihadis.   Read more...


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