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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...

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...

One Nation, Under God? - Bruce Thornton

The decline of religion in the United States has troubling consequences for public life.  Read more...

Orestes Brownson (1803-1876) - Acton Institute

Orestes Brownson is not, at first sight, a philosopher of liberty. He was, to put it paradoxically, more attentive to the many ways in which freedom goes wrong than in the ways in which it goes right. Or, to put it another way, liberty never just "goes right" by itself. It is the truth that makes us free, not the freedom that makes the truth.  Read more...

Orestes Brownson and the Truth About America - Peter Augustine Lawler

If you attend Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame, you may be startled to notice, as you walk up to take communion, that your steps take you directly over the final resting place of Orestes A. Brownson (1803-1876).  Read more...

Our First Right: Religious Liberty - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The following remarks by Archbishop Charles Chaput were submitted to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.   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...

Politicians can't ignore their faith - Father Raymond De Souza

Yesterday's Vatican document on the obligation of Catholic politicians to oppose legal recognition of homosexual unions can be summarized in one sentence: You can't believe two contradictory things at the same time.  Read more...

Politics and the devil: Living as Catholics in an age of unbelief - His Grace Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.

God and the devil, are very real – and that history is the stage where that struggle is played out, both in our personal choices and in our public actions; where human souls choose their sides and create their futures.   Read more...

Politics Without God?: Reflections on Europe and America - George Weigel

At the far western end of the axis that traverses Paris from the Louvre down the Champs Elysées and through the Arc de Triomphe is the Great Arch of La Défense. Designed by a sternly modernist Danish architect, the Great Arch is a colossal open cube: almost 40 stories tall, faced in glass and 2.47 acres of white Carrara marble.  Read more...

Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day - Abraham Lincoln

Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.  Read more...

Prophets of Davos - David Warren

Secularists reject the religious, but try to wrap themselves in prophetic robes – while failing at prediction.  Read more...

Protecting St. Peter's - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Italy had an election this week. Then yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI's final audience in St. Peter's Square. The former absurdity is relevant to the solemnity of the upcoming conclave.  Read more...

Quebec After Catholicism - Preston Jones

By the 1970s, many within Quebec's Catholic Church were forced to recognize that what they had really signed on to was, so to speak, their own death warrant.  Read more...

Quebec followed the wrong path - Father Raymond J. de Souza

For a long time, visitors to Montreal and Quebec City have commented upon their European character – a touch of the Danube or the Tiber on the shores of the St. Lawrence.   Read more...

Rebutting the 'Catholic but…' - Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Now is the time to rebut the “Catholic but…” It is the time to say “Yes” when we mean “Yes,” and to say “No” when we mean “No.”  Read more...

Religion in the public square - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Thanks to Iceland's volcano, I was stranded here in Rome for a few extra days.  Read more...

Religion, Rhetoric, and the Presidency - Michael Gerson

We couldn’t think of anyone better in the country to talk about religion and the presidency than the president’s own speechwriter. As many of you know, Michael Gerson has received high praise from people across the political spectrum for his speechwriting. We are delighted in light of his very busy schedule that he could join us today and talk to us about this topic. Thank you, Michael.  Read more...

Religious Freedom in America - Roger Scruton

When James Madison agitated to make religious freedom fundamental to the United States Constitution, it was not from hostility to religion. It was from hostility to established religion, with its presumption of an authority in worldly affairs that only an elected government should exercise.  Read more...

Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Political Vocation - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The following lecture was delivered on Monday evening, February 23, 2009, to a standing-room only audience in St. Basil’s Collegiate Church on the campus of the University of Toronto.  Read more...

Ringing a Bell for Liberty - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

"The Constitution is a great achievement in ordered liberty. But it's just another elegant scrap of paper unless people keep it alive with their convictions and lived witness."  Read more...

Ruth Kelly, Myth-Breaker - George Weigel

Late last year, when Italian philosopher and cabinet minister Rocco Buttiglione was denied the post of European Minister of Justice because his convictions on sexual ethics and marriage were unacceptable to a gaggle of libertine Euro-parliamentarians, there was a certain plausibility to the whole exercise.  Read more...


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