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The End of Charity - Theodore Dalrymple

That judgments in the past were harsh or unfeeling is, alas, the case. But that is a reason for refining our judgment, not for refraining from exercising it at all.   Read more...

The Eyes Have It - Peggy Noonan

In the post-privacy era, we all know too much about one another.  Read more...

The Great Both/And of Catholic Social Teaching - Father Robert Barron

Paul Ryan, a devout Catholic, has claimed the social doctrine of the Church as the principal inspiration for his policies.   Read more...

The Human Face and the Way of Peace - Donald DeMarco

During his homily at St. Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Peace and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God—New Year’s Day—Pope Benedict XVI offered the world a most thought-provoking reflection on peace. The Holy Father developed the point that peace begins when we look upon the face of another person.  Read more...

The Importance of the Family - Zenit

The newly published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates one of its first chapters to the institution of the family, described as "the vital cell of society."  Read more...

The kind of people we're becoming, and what we can do about it - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is between love and unlove; between courage and cowardice; between trust and fear. That's the choice we face when it happens in our personal experience. And that's the choice we face as a society in deciding which human lives we will treat as valuable, and which we will not.  Read more...

The Lord hears the cry of the poor - Douglas McManaman

This month the Holy Father prays that international attention towards the poorer countries may give rise to more concrete help, in particular to relieve them of the crushing burden of foreign debt.  Read more...

The Many Moral Questions in Health-care Reform - George Weigel

The defense of the inalienable right-to-life is not the only moral principle involved in the health-care debate.  Read more...

The new huddled masses - Father Raymond J. de Souza

If there were a law assigning certain jobs by race, it could not be more effectively enforced.  Read more...

The Old Affection - Peggy Noonan

Go deeper.  Read more...

The poorest of the poor - George Weigel

Pope Francis has ignited a useful and necessary conversation about our responsibilities to the poorest of the poor — those who some may be tempted to write out of the script of history as hopeless cases.  Read more...

The Poverty of Social Justice - Robert Royal

Several years ago, the editor of a Catholic encyclopedia asked me the write a dozen or so entries on Catholic social teaching, including one on social justice. I read into the literature. But I found that social justice, if it can be said to exist at all, is a pretty threadbare idea.  Read more...

The Ricochets of Liberalism - Hadley Arkes

Those vexing hearings over Robert Bork, for his nomination to the Supreme Court, back in 1987, left enduring marks.   Read more...

The Role of Christian Anthropology in Welfare Reform - Gregory R. Beabout

Past articulations of social policy have tended to ignore basic truths about the human person, leading to negative, long-term consequences for those in need. The rehabilitation of the proper exercise of human freedom is both the foundation and the goal of the future of welfare reform.  Read more...

The Role of Human Sympathy in the Work of Social Justice Part I - Donald DeMarco

There was once a young man whose parents, in an attempt to improve the family's finances, purchased a large house that was to be used as a school for young ladies.  Read more...

The Role of Human Sympathy in the Work of Social Justice Part II - Donald DeMarco

"Recommend to your children virtue," Beethoven advised, "that alone can make them happy, not gold." The fact that he had no children of his own does not detract from the legitimacy of these words. Let us consider one man who lived by the spirit of this maxim, Sir Francis Burdett.  Read more...

The Virtue of Social Justice - Donald DeMarco

The expression “social justice” has been particularly well marketed. Everyone, it seems, is a champion of social justice. Groups may disagree with each other on nearly every moral issue but, when it comes to social justice, they all stand up and salute.  Read more...

Toward a Moral Economic Life - Zenit

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a special chapter to look at economic activity in general. Like other chapters, it starts with an overview of some biblical principles.  Read more...

Unraveling the Mystery of Murderous Minds - Brian Carney

Theodore Dalrymple worked as a prison doctor and psychiatrist in Britain for 15 years. He's known serial killers, petty thieves and everything in between. As he puts it, with a mischievous grin, "I've probably spent more time in prison than the average murderer."   Read more...

Unreal Estate - Roger Scruton

If you borrow money you are obliged to repay it. And you should repay it by earning the sum required, and not by borrowing again, and then again, and then again. For some reason, when it comes to the state and its clients, those elementary moral truths are forgotten.   Read more...

Welfare and Charity: Lessons from Victorian England - Gertrude Himmelfarb

The word "welfare" is ambiguous.   Read more...

What We're Fighting for: A Letter from America - Institute for American Values

An open letter in defense of the U.S. war on terrorism has been signed by 60 prominent American intellectuals and published by the Institute for American Values. The letter analyzes "just war" principles and discusses the universal values at stake in the conflict.  Read more...

What's Lost in Prenatal Testing - Patricia E. Bauer

She was a fresh-faced young woman with a couple of adorable kids, whiling away an hour in the sandbox at the park near my home. So was I, or so I thought.  Read more...

When Mother Comes Home - Frederica Mathewes-Green

While I’m not very informed about the Intelligent Design debate, the idea sounds inoffensive enough: Scientists cannot prove there is a Designer, and neither can they prove there’s no Designer, so why not leave the question open?  Read more...

Whose Vision of Social Justice? - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Talk-show host Glenn Beck recently struck a nerve – and ratings gold – when he urged his audience to abandon any church that espouses social justice.   Read more...


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