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The Acts We Perform; the People We Become - Father Robert Barron

Pope John Paul II put his finger on a problem typical of our time, namely, that people think that they can do lots of bad things while still remaining, deep down, "good persons," as though their characters are separable from the particular things that they do.   Read more...

The Art of Living: Ethics with No Destination - Edward Sri

I was not a fan of the new companion traveling in our mini-van.  Read more...

The Art of Living: How Relativism Justifies Our Selfishness - Edward Sri

The atheistic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche may have been right on the mark in his observations about the best way to undermine Christianity.  Read more...

The Art of Living: Patience and Perseverance - Edward P. Sri

How do you respond when "bad things" happen to you? When you experience disappointment or setbacks? When you are hurt by something someone said?  Read more...

The Baseness of Acid - Theodore Dalrymple

We have so far been affected by sentimentality and a lack of realism that only undue severity moves or appalls us, rarely the opposite.   Read more...

The Cardinal Among the Latter-Day Saints - George Weigel

The three years of service that Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has given the Church as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have been a great blessing.  Read more...

The Church and Secularism - part 1 - Peter Kreeft

I'd like to address the problem of the decline of Western Civilization in terms of symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and prescription.  Read more...

The Church and Secularism - part 2 - Peter Kreeft

All right.  The symptoms are obvious.  We know the symptoms.  The diagnosis is the most important point.   Read more...

The Church and Secularism - part 3 - Peter Kreeft

The ultimate reason for faith, the ultimate reason for believing in God, is that the only honest reason why anybody ever ought to believe in anything is because it's true.  Read more...

The Church and Secularism - part 4 - Peter Kreeft

Can I get practical about the prescription? I'll give you nine pieces of practical advice for saving your soul and Western Civilization.   Read more...

The Cybernetics of Liberalism - PETER KREEFT

I have come up with a cybernetic hypothesis about liberalism: It’s a brain disorder, a confusion between right and left hemispheres.  Read more...

The Decline of Laughter - Roger Scruton

Laughter is not only a joy and a balm, it is the principal way we have of accepting the failings of our fellows.   Read more...

The Difference Between Firmness and Cruelty - Theodore Dalrymple

Marie, like all the sentimentalists, believes that firmness and cruelty are the same.  This unwillingness or inability to make proper distinctions is a form of moral cowardice.  Read more...

The Feathers of Gossip: How our Words can Build Up or Tear Down - Edward P. Sri

We often do not realize the power of our words. Our words can be used to buildup or to tear down.   Read more...

The Flesh and the Spirit - Donald Demarco

There are three debilitating effects of Original Sin: a darkening of the intellect, a weakening of the will, and a diminished unity of body and soul.   Read more...

The Forgotten Voice of Dietrich von Hildebrand - John F. Crosby

I have picked out three main aspects of Dietrich von Hildebrand's legacy that speak to us powerfully even today:  witness, personalist, and philosopher of beauty and the heart.  Read more...

The High Cost of Ignoring Beauty - Roger Scruton

People need beauty. In so many areas of modern life – in pop music, in television and cinema, in language and literature – beauty is being displaced by raucous and attention-grabbing clichés.   Read more...

The Importance of Free Choice: The Role of Our Will - Peter Kreeft

Though agape comes from God, it resides in our free will as human beings.   Read more...

The Love that Moves the Sun - Michael Novak

In one of the two greatest lines of world poetry, Dante bows gently toward "The Love that moves the sun and all the stars."  Read more...

The Metaphysics of Man and Broccoli - Dennis Buonafede

I thought to myself, how would I explain the concept of metaphysics to someone who is rich in lived experience but not well versed in philosophical terminology?  Read more...

The Moral Birds and the Bees - Roger Scruton

In the England of the Forties, when my parents were courting, terms like "moral," "decent," and "clean living" applied primarily to sexual behavior. Immorality meant sleeping around (and how innocent the word "sleeping" now sounds!); indecency meant unsolicited advances; dirtiness meant whatever put the sexual object before the loving subject.  Read more...

The most eye-opening book of 2010 - Philip Lawler

If ignorance really is bliss, then no one should read The Closing of the Muslim Mind.   Read more...

The Myth of Romantic Love - Michael Novak

For C.S. Lewis, the invention of romantic love in the age of the troubadours was far more momentous for the development of the West, and far more broadly influential than, say, the Protestant Reformation. Lewis compares the Reformation to a ripple on the vast ocean of romantic love.  Read more...

The Problem of Evil - PETER KREEFT

The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. No sane person wants hell to exist.  Read more...

The Reasons to Believe - PETER KREEFT

In this article, Peter Kreeft outlines the arguments from cause and effect, from conscience, from history, and the argument known as “Pascal's Wager.” - CERC  Read more...


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