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The Calvary of Romania - Robert Royal

The story of Romanian persecution and martyrdom is virtually without equal in the 20th or any other century. As L’Osservatore Romano wrote in 1948, when the persecution was only starting: “No similar story of moral violence, of persecution, of the Via Crucis of liberty, of personality, and of human dignity can be read in all the pages of history.”   Read more...

The campus war against faith - Candace de Russy

The reality is that religious believers on secular campuses, many of them with religious family roots and deep faith commitments, face grim prospects, academically and personally.  Read more...

The Catholic Betrayal of Religious Freedom - George Weigel

The HHS-mandate battle is bringing to the surface of our public life many problems that were long hidden.  Read more...

The Catholic Church vs. our rights commissions - Michael Coren

It did, as it were, have to happen. A human rights body taking on the Roman Catholic Church.   Read more...

The Catholic Double Standard - William McGurn

Why was Samuel Alito's Catholicism so much more discussed than Sonia Sotomayor's?  Read more...

The China Syndrome - Joseph Wood

With China there is much to be concerned about, particularly its embrace of a harsh culture of death.  Read more...

The crisis of a second Obama administration - George Weigel

President Obama's re-election and the prospect of a second Obama administration, freed from the constraints imposed by the necessity of running for re-election, have created a crisis for the Catholic Church in the United States.   Read more...

The Cross and the Crescent - Francis X. Maier

By looking at the past - our own past and the common history we share with Islam and other religious traditions - and by judging it honestly and rigorously, but without fear or rancor, we serve the truth that makes us free. We "contribute to the path of reconciliation," however difficult that might be.   Read more...

The Crucifix and the Sickle - J. Fraser Field

Once the Communists took control of China in 1948, they didn't wait to make it known there would be no place for religion in the new order.  Read more...

The Dangerous Silliness of the new movie Agora - Father Robert Barron

Along with the tales of Galileo and Giordano Bruno, the legend of Hypatia is a favorite of anti-religious ideologues.   Read more...

The darkest brand of 'honour' - Robert Fulford

When an Ethiopian man in Alexandria, Va., killed his wife, the report in last week's Alexandria Gazette Packet tiptoed nervously around his motive.   Read more...

The Drama of Ukraine - George Weigel

My fascination with Ukraine began in 1984, during a sabbatical year at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Read more...

The End of Charity? - Richard A. Epstein

The president's redistributive effort to limit charitable tax deductions will hurt the poor — and everyone else.  Read more...

The enduring fraud - Daniel Greene

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been debunked countless times. Yet for the world’s anti-Semites, the book’s authenticity remains an article of faith.  Read more...

The Enemies of Religious Liberty - James Hitchcock

It is common for religious believers to lament the Supreme Court's barely concealed hostility to the free exercise of religion, at least since the middle decades of the twentieth century. But in the long term, even more damage is likely to be done by the influence of ideas advocated by a cluster of political and legal theorists in the academy. For these writers, religious liberty itself is a pernicious idea.  Read more...

The freedom of conscience rights - Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

This article is excerpted from a homily given by the Archbishop of Vancouver, B. C. during the White Mass for health-care providers in January 2011.  Read more...

The Future of Christians in the Middle East - Habib Malik

That the Middle East is the cradle of the world’s three monotheisms is a phrase one encounters in every high-school textbook or tourist brochure about the region.   Read more...

The Future of Darfur - Eric Reeves

For Suad Abdalaziz, prospects are bleak.  Read more...

The gay intimidation campaign reaches toward the Pope - Phil Lawler

In his annual message for the World Day of Peace — a statement of nearly 3,600 words — Pope Benedict XVI devotes one sentence to the campaign to redefine marriage.   Read more...

The God that whined - Barbara Kay

Back in the day, the many atheists I knew went about their unbelieving lives in a quietly sardonic, but non-combative way: They’d abandoned organized religion, but sought no quarrel with those who stayed.  Read more...

The Good of the Church - Philip F. Lawler

Governor James Michael Curley wanted a lottery. It was the spring of 1935, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was facing a budget crunch, and Curley saw the lottery as a painless alternative to tax hikes.  Read more...

The Gospel According to Obama - Charles Krauthammer

At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, seeking theological underpinning for his drive to raise taxes on the rich, President Obama invoked the highest possible authority.   Read more...

The Grey Lady and Whitewashed Tombs - Father George W. Rutler

Pope Benedict XVI was in Lebanon last week where the principal Catholic rite, the Maronite, traces its roots to Saint Maroun, who in the fourth century was a friend of Saint John Chrysostom.   Read more...

The hate-filled P.Z. Myers - Rod Dreher

"It is finished," professor P.Z. Myers wrote on his popular science blog.   Read more...

The HHS Mandate: One Battle in a Two-Front War - Carl A. Anderson

Before we turn the page on the HHS contraception mandate and focus on the current inadequate compromise, or on just how far the Obama administration will backtrack — or be forced back — let's not forget what it nearly got away with.  Read more...


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