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On Politics - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

At election time, we hear of an "obligation" to vote.   Read more...

On the 'Right' to Be Created - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

On my recent birthday, I was given Volume III of C. S. Lewis's letters.  Read more...

On the Problem of False Dichotomies Advanced by Those who Oppose the Faith - Msgr. Charles Pope

One of the more common issues faced today in proclaiming the faith is the problem that many, who reject some truth of the faith, set up false dichotomies.  Read more...

Only Adapt - Roger Scruton

Can science explain art, music and literature?  Read more...

Papal Economics - Maciej Zieba, OP

"For a long time to come, this book may well be the definitive work on the economic teaching of the modern popes." - Michael Novak  Read more...

Part 4: Happiness: Blessed are the Merciful; Blessed are the Pure of Heart - Peter Kreeft

The fifth and sixth beatitudes.   Read more...

Part Two: Happiness: The first three Beatitudes - Peter Kreeft

Christ proposes a vision of happiness which is the exact opposite of what everyone in the post-Christian West assumes to be the sources of the greatest happiness in life.   Read more...

Preface – Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged - Roger Scruton

“Boldly Standing up to today’s nihilisms and debasements of taste, Culture Counts offers a noble and compelling defense of high culture and the centrality of rich aesthetic experience for a full human life. The wisdom of Roger Scruton’s judgements and the elegance of his prose are themselves powerful evidence for the truth of his thesis. Bravo.” - Leon R. Kass  Read more...

Preface – The Line Through the Heart - J. Budziszewski

The suicidal proclivity of our time, writes J. Budziszewski, is to deny the obvious. Our hearts are riddled with desires that oppose their deepest longings, because we demand to have happiness on terms that make happiness impossible. Why? And what can we do about it? Budziszewski addresses these vital questions in his persuasive new book, The Line Through the HeartRead more...

Pride - Donald DeMarco

Like cholesterol, there are two kinds of pride: one good, one bad.   Read more...

Progressivism: The Snobbery of Chronology - Peter Kreeft

Though snobbery was once quite popular and even socially acceptable in Europe, it was never popular in America. But one form of it still is, in both continents: chronological snobbery.  Read more...

Questions & Answers - Peter Kreeft

There are three kinds of evil that I want to talk about: suffering, death and sin. What we fear most, most of the time, is suffering, then death, then sin – exactly the opposite of what it should be.  Read more...

Recovering Sight after Scientism - Edward Feser

Seeing that scientism is unsustainable, we must embrace a return to philosophy. The second article in a two-part series.  Read more...

Reductionism in Biology - Deacon Douglas McManaman

The fallacy of reductionism is simply a habit of mind that involves transferring the way we know a mechanical artifact to the realm of nature, as if knowing a substance is like knowing a machine.   Read more...

Right and Wrong Anger - Father George W. Rutler

Each generation typically gets angry at the previous one out of impatience with the flaws that youth sees in the aged.   Read more...

Sacrilege and Sacrament - Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton's argument in "Sacrilege and Sacrament" is characteristic of the sharp reasoning to be found throughout The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, and Morals. As Scruton observes, the institution of marriage -- which started out as a sacred, eternal vow and covenant -- has today been reduced to a civil contract. The implications which these changes pose for relations between the sexes, and for the future of society and culture in general are explored.  Read more...

Sense and Sentimentality - Theodore Dalrymple

Where sentimentality pervades, we cannot make the proper distinctions.   Read more...

Shameless and loveless - Roger Scruton

The condition in which we now find ourselves is novel in many ways. Perhaps the most interesting is the enormous effort that is now devoted to overcoming or abolishing shame.  Read more...

Social Leveling: Socialism and Secularism - Hunter Baker

Hunter Baker explains why utopian schemes or social leveling are dangerous to religious believers and warns us to "oppose it as it returns with ever softer and friendlier faces".  Read more...

Solicitude: The Second Lively Virtue - Anthony Esolen

Just as the heart-opening virtue of humility is the remedy for pride, so solicitude for the good of others is the remedy for envy, the second of the deadly vices.    Read more...

Solitude and Political Friendship - Anthony Esolen

"Solitude," wrote Jacques Maritain, "is the flower of life in community."   Read more...

Suffering - Peter Kreeft

There are three kinds of evil that I want to talk about: suffering, death and sin. What we fear most, most of the time, is suffering, then death, then sin – exactly the opposite of what it should be.   Read more...

Temperance: A Gloomy Virtue? - Edward P. Sri

St. Thomas Aquinas calls intemperance the most disgraceful of the vices.   Read more...

Temperance: The Sixth Lively Virtue - Anthony Esolen

There is wine, and there is wine. We are temperate, not so that we may drink a little bit of wine and grow a little tipsy, but so that we may drink the true wine and grow inebriated.  Read more...

The Absolutization of Man - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

No one explains the intellectual patterns and choices of modernity better than Benedict XVI.  Read more...


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