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Clarence Thomas' story is the real American Dream - Rod Dreher

Every father should read this book to his son.  Read more...

Conscience and Its Enemies: Introduction - Robert P. George

Robert P. George has been called "an indispensable man" (Touchstone), "one of the most incisive legal and moral thinkers working today" (First Things), "brilliant and learned" (Weekly Standard), and "this country's most influential conservative Christian thinker" (New York Times Magazine). His new book, Conscience and Its Enemies, shows why. The Catholic Education Resource Center is proud to offer the first excerpt from the book.  Read more...

Constituting EU - David Warren

“The black heart of Europe” — i.e. the European Union bureaucracy, has tied the continent together in a great stagnant mass, and presides over its accelerating slide into the trash heap of history.  Read more...

Dealing with punks - David Warren

In Toronto, on Thursday, I witnessed a little incident of some value to the interpretation of world affairs.   Read more...

Defending Religious Freedom in Full - George Weigel

We have arrived at a unique moment, and just perhaps a critical moment, in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States.   Read more...

Does Islam need the Pope? - Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

The question — Does Islam need the Pope? — presumes a prior premise, which is that Islam faces a challenge in which the Pope is well-suited to provide assistance.  Read more...

Dreaming of Charlemagne - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Tuesday January 28, 2014 marked the 12th centenary of the death of Charlemagne, who was buried on the same day he died, Jan. 28, 814, in the Kaiserdom — the imperial cathedral — of Aachen, just a short drive from Cologne, on the Belgian border.   Read more...

Europe vs. Human Rights - Nina Shea

Americans were shocked when our European allies took the lead in ousting us from the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Having served as a member of the U.S. delegation at the recently concluded annual session of the commission, I was less surprised. Contrary to reports in the media, the ouster was not a reaction to American “unilateralism” on issues such as missile defense and global warming. Rather, the Europeans’ action reflects the abandonment of their historical commitment to human rights.  Read more...

Europe, Christianity, and the Thought of Christopher Dawson - Gerald Russello

A European Constitution that lacks any reference to the continent's Christian roots would be a sign of a dangerous historical blindness, warns a devotee of Catholic historian Christopher Dawson.  Read more...

Europe, Immigration, and Merkel’s Christian Values - Samuel Gregg

It’s not often senior European political leaders make politically-incorrect statements, but Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has recently made a habit of it.   Read more...

Exiles on the Way Home - George Weigel

He was an amazingly prolific writer, but the late Father Richard John Neuhaus was also finicky about writing.   Read more...

Faith and Patriotism - Archbishop Charles Chaput

The theologian Karl Barth once said, "To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world."  Read more...

Faithful leadership - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM. Cap.

Leadership requires two virtues that seem very simple until they become very inconvenient: honesty and courage.   Read more...

For the government, what counts as Catholic? - John Garvey

The dispute over the Department of Health and Human Services’ new regulations mandating that employers provide contraception coverage has been framed by opponents of the rules as a fight over religious liberty. And so it is.   Read more...

Francisco Suarez (1548-1617) - Acton Institute

"...if a legitimate prince governs tyrannically and no other means of self-defence can be found than the expulsion and deposition of the king, then the people, acting as a whole...may depose him."  Read more...

Getting religious liberty wrong - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

On Monday, the Archbishop of Canterbury’ took back what he said last week about the “inevitability” of accommodating shariah law in Britain.  Read more...

Giving up on democracy? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Italy's unelected 'governo tecnico' may be part of a trend.   Read more...

Globalization and the Church's New Challenges - Mary Ann Glendon

Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon gave this address at the April 25-28 General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, on "Globalization and the Common Humanity: Ethical and Institutional Concerns."  Read more...

God and Washington - Steve Farrell

George Washington, perhaps more than any other Founder, saw the hand of God everywhere.  Read more...

Good rulers, bad rulers - Father George W. Rutler

Looking toward Thanksgiving Day, there are countless causes for thanks, not the least of which is that our nation got off to a good start with so many honest people trying to establish a society respectful of God and his blessings.  Read more...

Harassment and hostility, or healing and harmony? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The proposed Cordoba House community centre, or Ground Zero mosque, on Park Place would find itself between the Dakota Roadhouse and the Amish Market.   Read more...

Hope and its Daughters - Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput

I grew up in Concordia, Kansas. It's a typical small farming community of less than 7,000 people. But in those days Concordia was also the hometown of Senator Frank Carlson, who was a major player in Congress. So it wasn't unusual for people in Concordia to think they had something important to say about government affairs and life in Washington, DC.  Read more...

Hope in God - Father Brian Mullady, OP

There are those who despair and have no hope when things do not go their way in the political order. This cannot be a Christian attitude.  Read more...

How Jefferson Honored Religion - Rev. Joseph Koterski

The famous appeal to “Nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence augurs well for religious believers, but a note of caution is needed as well  Read more...

How to End Terrorism - Daniel Pipes

An effective counterterrorism strategy must focus on the fact that terrorism by Muslims in the name of Islam presents the strategic threat today to civilized peoples, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.  Read more...


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