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Hayek's Road to Serfdom - Benjamin Wiker

As we noted with C. S. Lewis, the problem with being a prophet is that your powers are acknowledged only after it is too late.  Read more...

He Lived the Splendor of Truth - Thomas S. Hibbs

In his dramatic, scholarly, and pastoral writings, but even more in the witness of his life, John Paul embodied the splendor of truth, the very phrase that served as the title for his important encyclical on moral theology (Veritatis Splendor).  Read more...

Highway to Heaven - David Gibson

The Catholic Church offers some rules for the road.  Read more...

History Without Christ - Donald DeMarco

Bertrand Russell, one of the twentieth century's most apostolic atheists, believed that human history would have fared far better had Christ and his followers never come into being.  Read more...

Honor Among Thieves - James Bowman

What ever happened to sportsmanship?  Read more...

How Catholics Can Save Civilization - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

We need to understand that the more secular we become, the more our sense of community erodes, and the more we feed four problems that cripple us as a society.  Read more...

How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and the Success of the West - Rodney Stark

Christian faith in reason and in progress was the foundation on which Western success was achieved.  Read more...

How Christians Can Rebuild Our Culture - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

It's in seeking Jesus Christ with all our hearts that culture is built and society is renewed.   Read more...

How football became a symbol of American decadence - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The NFL knows something about rigging the system.  Read more...

How is the Church Renewed? - Pope Benedict XVI and Peter Seewald

What exactly is real renewal, the right kind of renewal?   Read more...

How to Survive as a Person in the World Wide Web - Donald DeMarco

The modern world of electronic communications has, in effect, disembodied us.  Read more...

How to Win the Culture War - Peter Kreeft

If you don't know that our entire civilization is in crisis, I hope you had a nice vacation on the moon. Here is a three point checklist for the culture wars.  Read more...

Humanity was most fragile of all - Rev. Raymond de Souza

Over the weekend the too-fragile levees that protect New Orleans were already being repaired. Years from now, we shall likely forget how fragile indeed are the things that man builds. But we shall be haunted for some time by the other news from the whirlwind, that more fragile still was our culture, our civilization, our common humanity.  Read more...

In Tough Times, Americans Rediscover a Forgotten Virtue - Colleen Carroll Campbell

"Thrift," said the Roman philosopher Seneca, "comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse." The truth behind that age-old adage is painfully obvious to millions of Americans today.   Read more...

Inner Cities Need the Irish Solution - MARK GAUVREAU JUDGE

Because the Irish have been so completely assimilated into this country we frequently forget that they once had problems every bit as severe as today's blacks.  Read more...

Inside the strict faith of unfaith - Rex Murphy

Stephen Harper ended his address to the Canadian troops with what has become a signature salutation: “God bless Canada.”   Read more...

Intense Atheism - Paul Vitz

I will begin by addressing the deep personal psychology of the great — or at least the passionate and influential — atheists.  Read more...

Introduction - Robert R. Reilly

Many people are puzzled as to why anyone would or should get exercised over the issue of homosexual "marriage" because, when seen in isolation, it may appear to be a small matter that affects only a very tiny proportion of the population.  Read more...

Introduction: The Two Kinds of Honor - James Bowman

From the earliest records of human civilization until the dawn of the twentieth century, and in widely separated cultures throughout the world, the story of honor was inseparable from the story of mankind. Today, an acquaintance with the concept of honor is indispensable to understanding the culture of the Islamic world and its sense of grievance against the West, where honor has been disregarded or actively despised for three-quarters of a century.  Read more...

Is Humanism a Religion? - G.K. Chesterton

There is a certain problem or challenge to modern thought. It is the problem of whether Humanism can satisfy humanity. The question really is whether Humanism can perform all the functions of religion.  Read more...

Is Pornography the New Tobacco? - Mary Eberstadt

A curious reversal in moralizing.  Read more...

Is The World Falling Apart? - James V. Schall, S.J.

“It is a nice day,” I said to a lady in jogging togs as she ran past me in the park. But she said that she “could not enjoy it.” “Why?” I asked. “Well, I am so upset,” she replied. “I have been watching CNN News and the world seems to be falling apart.” Later, as I was reading Aristotle with my class, it was amazing how he was able to put things into perspective.  Read more...

Islam and the West: A Conversation with Bernard Lewis - Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis has often been described as the West's greatest historian and interpreter of Islam. At a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life held on April 27 in Washington, D.C., Professor Lewis, in a wide ranging discussion with an assemblage of American writers and thinkers, gives his views of current and future prospects for the West's relationship with Islam.   Read more...

Islam: A Primer - Roy Mottahedeh

In January 2002 a group of journalists gathered at the Pier House in Key West, Florida, at the invitation of the Ethics and Public Policy Center for a two-day seminar. Its purpose was to enhance journalistic understanding of current religious and cultural issues. The session from which this "Conversation" is drawn featured Harvard historian Roy Mottahedeh, with a response by journalist Jay Tolson.  Read more...

It is finished - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Since the death of Father Richard John Neuhaus last Thursday, and my tribute to him published in the Post the day after, many readers have been kind enough to get in touch with me, passing on their condolences upon the death of my spiritual father and mentor.   Read more...


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