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Moral Clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer

Some geopolitical conflicts are morally complicated. The Israel-Gaza war is not. It possesses a moral clarity not only rare but excruciating.   Read more...

Moscow’s Assault on the Vatican - Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa

The Soviet Union was never comfortable living in the same world with the Vatican. The most recent disclosures document that the Kremlin was prepared to go to any lengths to counter the Catholic Church’s strong anti-Communism.  Read more...

Mugabe's Roman Holiday - Anne Applebaum

With an unerring sense of timing, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe arrived in Rome yesterday, thereby demonstrating the profound limitations of international diplomacy.   Read more...

Mumbai's The Word - Theodore Dalrymple

I once stayed at the Taj Mahal in Bombay (as it was then still called). I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have done, because I was recovering from the hepatitis I had contracted in the South Seas.   Read more...

Muzzling in the Name of Islam - Paul Marshall

Repressive laws, supplemented and reinforced by terrorists, vigilantes and mob violence, are a fundamental barrier to open discussion and dissent.  Read more...

My Canada includes O Canada - Rex Murphy

Inclusive: adjective describing the act of halting, shutting down or banning any halfway normal practice or event enjoyed by a whole lot of people over a very long time because one or two people, now, don't like it. e.g., The company stopped sending out "Merry Christmas" cards because it wanted to be inclusive.  Read more...

National closing Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Paul Claudel, the French poet and diplomat of the last century, once described the Christian as “a man who knows what he is doing and where he is going in a world (that) no longer (knows) the difference between good and evil, yes and no.  Read more...

News that's fit to print - Father George Rutler

One assumes that The New York Times would have been glad to receive an Op-Ed article from the new Archbishop of New York.   Read more...

None So Blind: How Secularists Ignore the Value of Religion - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

It’s the same argument we’ve heard so many times before, except now with increasing frequency and intensity: the world’s troubles are caused by religion. If only people would at last abandon these silly superstitions and get with the times!  Read more...

Oh God, Another Prayer Fight - David Shiflett

A student senate tries to imitate the one in Washington. The ACLU is outraged.  Read more...

Olympic Fallacies - Anne Applebaum

No wonder that everyone who hates or fears China, whether in Burma, Darfur, Tibet or Beijing, is calling for a boycott.  Read more...

On optimism and hope - Father George W. Rutler

Hope is a theological virtue. Optimism is not.   Read more...

On our list of rights, religion comes last - Robert Fulford

Canada has become rather impatient with public manifestations of religious belief. Having decided we are a secular society, we assume that all institutions should follow secular rules, even if those rules keep changing. When religious beliefs collide with individual rights, we tend to come down on the non-religious side, if necessary using the courts to impose our vision of Canadian life.  Read more...

Ontario Court intrudes into an "Authentically Catholic Position" - CCRL

The Catholic Civil Rights League is astounded and fearful of the decision of Mr. Justice Robert McKinnon to grant an injunction to allow Marc Hall to bring his boyfriend to his Catholic school prom.  Read more...

Open season on Benedict - Michael Coren

The attacks upon the Roman Catholic Church following the Pope’s comments about the dangers of condom use in Africa in the attempt to prevent AIDS have been an extraordinary lesson in applied ignorance and the survival of prejudice.   Read more...

Opening a window on closed campus minds - Barbara Kay

A new documentary shows how repressive university political correctness has become.  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...

Our silly gods and American idols - Rod Dreher

Not that he cares, but the Almighty surely deserves our thanks for arranging to deny celebrity atheist Bill Maher, the Iron Man Nightlife Decathlete, an Academy Award nomination for his anti-religion documentary.  Read more...

Out of the Cold - Charles Colson

For nearly thirty years, the phrase killing fields was synonymous with Cambodia. Between 1975 and 1979, the communist Khmer Rouge killed at least one million Cambodians in their attempt to reinvent their society.  Read more...

Pakistani and Other Islamic Martyrs - Robert Royal

Pakistan’s relatively small Christian community of 2 million, about 3 percent of the population (two-thirds of them Catholic), has been subjected to systematic repression and death.  Read more...

Pakistan’s true Christian martyr - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The jihadist war against Christians, religious liberty, democracy, the rule of law and human decency continues.  Read more...

Palestinian Christians live in constant fear - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Here with an item from last week’s news that you might not have heard about: Unidentified gunmen blew up the YMCA library in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning.  Read more...

Papal Sin is Palpable Nonsense - ROBERT P. LOCKWOOD

It is a sad phenomenon of modern America that too often self-identified Catholics display anti-Catholicism or anti-Catholic rhetoric in the public arena.  Read more...

Peddling pagan temptations - Father Raymond J. de Souza

A confessor of mine once delivered himself of this sage aphorism: If there is not enough time to read the good books, there cannot be any time to waste reading the bad ones. I doubt he has read The Da Vinci CodeRead more...

Persecuted in Pakistan - John Pontifex

As I picked my way along a narrow walkway, I had to cup my hand over my mouth to block the stench.  Read more...


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