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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...

Persecution in Burma - Charles Colson

Given the recent coverage, people might be surprised to learn that Burma not only has a substantial Christian population, but that these Christians have long been the junta's preferred target.  Read more...

Persecution of Catholics in China - ZENIT

Over the last few months, dozens of priests belonging to the underground Catholic Church have been arrested by police in mainland China.  Read more...

Pharmacies and Our Religious Freedom - Mark Early

Since 1991, BreakPoint has been telling you about the steady erosion of our religious freedom. That freedom is increasingly being limited to what goes on even inside our churches or inside our heads. Well, earlier this month, another chunk was taken out of our religious freedom, and then, as before, Christians have been all too quiet.  Read more...

Philip Pullman and the Seduction of Children - Pete Vere

Meet Philip Pullman, the man whom English author Peter Hitchens refers to as “the most dangerous author in Britain.”  Read more...

Pius XII and the Jews - David G. Dalin

The Talmud teaches that “whosoever preserves one life, it is accounted to him by Scripture as if he had preserved a whole world.” More than any other twentieth-century leader, Pius fulfilled this Talmudic dictum, when the fate of European Jewry was at stake. No other pope had been so widely praised by Jews — and they were not mistaken. Their gratitude, as well as that of the entire generation of Holocaust survivors, testifies that Pius XII was, genuinely and profoundly, a righteous gentile.  Read more...

Playing Scruples - Tod Worner

Several years ago, there was a terrific game called "Scruples."  Read more...

Pope packs his own ‘four Rs' - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Respect, religious liberty, resistance to secularization, and reason -- these are the “four R’s” of Benedict’s message to Muslims. He devoted three days to that argument in Jordan, before his focus turns toward the Jews today in Jerusalem.  Read more...

Pope Pius IX - ROBERT P. LOCKWOOD

Beatification and canonization in the Church involve judgments of sanctity on the merits and holiness of an individual’s life.  Read more...

Pope Pius XII - Father George W. Rutler

As a child, Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli was moved when an uncle told him of a missionary who been crucified. He said that he wanted to be a martyr but "without the nails."  Read more...

Pope Pius XII’s Good Fight - Michael Coren

Vatican officials threatened last week to boycott a Holocaust Remembrance Service at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem because of what they claim to be a profoundly misleading account of Pope Pius XII’s response to Nazi anti-Semitism.  Read more...

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition - A Response - J. Fraser Field

This article was written in response to an outrageous anti-religious rant "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" that was published in Canada's Globe and Mail on May 6, 2002.   Read more...

Prudence - Donald DeMarco

Pope Pius XII acted against the Nazis, but he did so prudently. Prudence is a virtue closely allied with wisdom. It is usually best appreciated in its results rather than in its execution.  Read more...

Putting God Back in the Public Square - ROY S. MOORE

Since the 1960s judicial activists have made a concerted effort to banish God from the public square.  Read more...

Real religious liberty - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Religious freedom cannot be reduced to freedom of worship. That’s the subtle, but essential point at the heart of Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the annual World Day of Peace.   Read more...

Religion in retreat - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It’s never too early to close the minds of the young. That’s the thinking of the provincial government here, which recently announced a ban on religion in subsidized daycare centres.  Read more...

Religion, madness and secular paranoia - Michael Medved

Why would a major corporation invest big money in a gratuitous insult of millions of potential customers who, according to the company’s own figures, represent a clear majority of the American public?  Read more...

Religious faith promotes liberty, not intolerance - Robert A. Sirico

From political commentary to best-selling books, the message is that religion is a plot against free thought and an attempted imposition of doctrine and morals from on high.  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...

Religious Liberty and Anti-Discrimination Laws - Joseph Kosten

Two recent events involving Roman Catholic hierarchy have once again brought the issue of religious liberty and state affairs into public view.  Read more...

Religious Liberty and Development of Doctrine in Islam - Michael Novak

By the year 2020, the Islamic nations of the Mediterranean Basin will resound with positive cries for democracy, human rights, individual liberty, and the dignity of every man, woman, and child.  Read more...

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Unions - Richard A. Epstein

Why is Illinois preventing the Catholic Church from doing charitable work?  Read more...

Remembering Raoul Wallenberg - Irwin Cotler

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the 1945 disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, the Second World War-era Swedish diplomat whom the United Nations has called "The greatest humanitarian of the 20th century."  Read more...

Repair my house: renewing the roots of religious liberty - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Threats against religious freedom in our country are not imaginary. They're happening right now. They're immediate, serious, and real. If we don't press now and vigorously for our religious liberty in the public arena, we will lose it.   Read more...


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