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The Boundless Hope Option

Rod Dreher's "The Benedict Option" is valuable for the conversations it has ignited, reviewer John D. O'Brien, S.J. writes. But its premise is flawed history and its pessimism ignores the rich possibilities of Christian faith, he says.

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Proud to be slain

It is an awful thing — a blasphemous thing, a sacrilegious thing — to massacre people at prayer, as ISIL did on Palm Sunday in Egypt, killing more than 40 Coptic Orthodox at two churches, including the cathedral in Alexandria.

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Religious War or State Bloodshed?

Modern secularism attributed to Europe’s infamous Wars of Religion really rests on 19th century myths that ignored the State’s provocation of bloodshed, writes historian Kevin Flatt.

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