Francis X. Maier
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah see priestly celibacy, and the sacrifices (but also the joy) it entails, as vital to the life of the Church. Continue Reading »
A review of Austen Ivereigh’s latest book, Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church. Continue Reading »
Bullshit does not reject the authority of the truth; rather, it pays no attention to it.
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Socialist thought seems more fascinating when perceived from a secure and prosperous distance. Continue Reading »
Little in the digital age is truly hidden. Continue Reading »
The modern state typically inspires two antithetical interpretations. Progressives see the state as a means to restrain capitalism, level the economic playing field, ensure equality, and liberate the individual from the dead hand of traditional forms of marriage, family, and sexual morality. . . . . Continue Reading »
A German bishop recently proposed that the Church hold blessing ceremonies for same-sex marriages. Continue Reading »
Italian intellectual Augusto Del Noce wrote some of the best analysis anywhere of technology’s impact on Western politics, economics, and culture. Continue Reading »
Maybe the only satisfying thing about the November 8 election of Donald Trump as president was the shock on the part of America’s pollsters, media, and leadership class, as the inconceivable actually happened.
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In an election year when reality seems as remote as a Pluto flyby; a year already marked by bombastic promises of walls, jobs, “a future to believe in” and free stuff for everybody, maybe we should take a quick break from the narcoleptic snooze imposed on us by the mass media. And maybe we . . . . Continue Reading »