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Ignoring Europe's foundations - Rev. Raymond de Sousa

The death rattles of the European Union's constitution have produced much fretting over the future of Europe. Yet the future is in doubt precisely because so much of the past has been forgotten.  Read more...

Imagining a new future in the Holy Land - Father David Neuhaus, SJ

As we begin to reflect on the visit of Benedict XVI to the Holy Land, a first act must be that of thanksgiving.  Read more...

In Defense of Certainty - Charles Krauthammer

It's trendy to be suspicious of people with "deeply held views." And it's wrong.  Read more...

In Turkey, the Pope built bridges without backing down - Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

What was Pope Benedict doing in Turkey, and was the trip a success?  Read more...

Is America a Christian Nation? - Carl Pearlston

Is America a Christian nation? The answer is both yes and no, depending on what one means by the phrase.  Read more...

Is There Only Secular Democracy? - Cardinal George Pell

The recrudescence of intolerant religion is not a problem that secular democracy can resolve, but rather a problem that it tends to engender. Democratic personalism provides another, better possibility.   Read more...

Islam and the Closing of the Secular Mind - Samuel Gregg

One of the West's greatest impediments in its struggle against religious extremism may well the fact that the secular part of its soul turns out to be far less enlightened than anyone imagined possible.  Read more...

It's a matter of honesty: to receive Communion, we need to be in communion - Archbishop Charles Chaput

If we claim to be Catholic, we need to act like it — all the way, all the time, without excuses.   Read more...

John Locke (1632–1704) - Acton Institute

“The care of souls cannot belong to the civil magistrate, because his power consists only in outward force; but true and saving religion consists in the inward persuasion of the mind, without which nothing can be acceptable to God.”  Read more...

June 1979—The Nine Days of John Paul II - George Weigel

America's premier Cold War historian, John Lewis Gaddis of Yale, is not ambiguous in his judgment that "When John Paul II kissed the ground at the Warsaw airport on June 2, 1979, he began the process by which communism in Poland -- and ultimately everywhere -- would come to an end."   Read more...

Keeping the Faith: Religion, Freedom, and International Affairs - Paul Marshall

The habit of ignoring the factor of religion in human life and international affairs is all too common in the West.  Read more...

Kennedy's sad legacy - Father Raymond J. de Souza

C.S. Lewis feared what JFK was doing to U.S. politics.  They died on the same day.  Read more...

Laws are morality - Father Raymond J. de Souza

If we deny that moral thought has a role in government, we are left with only the cold calculus of utilitarianism, or simple power politics, to guide our decisions.  Read more...

Let the People Decide - Antonin Scalia

In the majority's telling, this story is black-and-white:  Hate your neighbor or come along with us.  The truth is more complicated.  Read more...

Liberalism's Three Assaults - THOMAS STORCK

Often it can be confusing to try to understand the troubles of the present day.  Read more...

Life in the 'Kingdom of Whatever' - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The Reformation unintentionally undid the medieval synthesis of faith and reason. Now we romantically seek a spiritual life free from authority and tradition, or rationalistically seek truth as if human beings were autonomous and self-sufficient.  Read more...

Looking Back at Election Day - Cardinal Timothy Dolan

After asking me how our recovery from Hurricane Sandy is going, most folks these days then inquire about how I think "the Church did" on election day.  Read more...

Making History - Peggy Noonan

In appreciation of our country's founders and its greatest living historian.  Read more...

Marx, Christ and You - Donald DeMarco

When Karl Marx’s housekeeper bore him a son three months after his wife gave birth to their fourth child, his first thought was his reputation. In what biographer Francis Wheen refers to as “one of the first and most successful cover-ups for the greater good of the Communist cause,” Marx managed to get his close friend, Friedrich Engels, to take the blame, and the woman to give up her 5-week-old infant for adoption.  Read more...

Obama's Abortion Extremism - Robert P. George

Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.   Read more...

Obama's Contraception Spin Machine - George Weigel

The administration misreads the Catholic Church yet again.  Read more...

Of Termites & Mad Dictators - Theodore Dalrymple

To hate a tyrant is not to love liberty: rather more is required than that.  Read more...

Old Europe’s New Despotism - Samuel Gregg

2005 marks the bicentenary of the birth of one of 19th century Europe’s most insightful political thinkers. Less well-known than Marx, Alexis de Tocqueville may have the last laugh when it comes to predicting accurately the course of history.  Read more...

On Being Catholic American - Joe Varacalli

The United States of America needs the Catholic worldview more than the Catholic faith requires the American experience.   Read more...

On Being Neither Liberal nor Conservative - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

The division of the world into "liberal" and "conservative" on every topic from politics to our taste in cuisine, clothes, or automobiles is one of the really restricting developments that has ever happened to us.  Read more...


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