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Answering Atheists Arguments

Dinesh D'Souza's recent article in the Christian Science Monitor stirred up a hornets nest of response from atheists. Todays atheists, D'Souza discovered from their missives, are a scrappy, disputatious bunch. The following article is his response to some of their assertions.

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Islam: A Primer

In January 2002 a group of journalists gathered at the Pier House in Key West, Florida, at the invitation of the Ethics and Public Policy Center for a two-day seminar. Its purpose was to enhance journalistic understanding of current religious and cultural issues. The session from which this "Conversation" is drawn featured Harvard historian Roy Mottahedeh, with a response by journalist Jay Tolson.

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In Memoriam: Ian Ker (1942-2022)

The great biographer of Newman, a convert from Anglicanism, always inspired fondness in those who reveled in his wit, his bonhomie, his learning, and his very real, if inconspicuous pietas.

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First and Second Things

Until quite modern times—I think, until the time of the Romantics—nobody ever suggested that literature and the arts were an end in themselves.

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The Church Needs Beauty

Last week, Frank La Rocca's Mass of the Americas debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart for traditional classical music, knocking John Williams down to No. 2.

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Understanding the New Abnormal

Let's start with a simple irony. Much of today's chatter about "defending democracy," the sanctity of personal rights, and the sacred quality of human dignity comes from people who, consciously or otherwise, jeopardize all three by their actions.

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