In 1970, Michael Polanyi wrote an essay called “Why Did We Destroy Europe?” In it, he reflected on the cancerous spread of ideologies and war in the twentieth century. He argued that scientific rationalism had initially “been a major influence towards intellectual, moral and social . . . . Continue Reading »
Believing Catholics and Protestants alike sit by the rivers of New Babylon, paradoxically linked in a love for Jesus Christ, but wrapped in a hundred forms of entangling captivity. Continue Reading »
There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.” Those are strong words, written by the Czech activist Václav Havel in his essay “The Power of the Powerless,” one of the . . . . Continue Reading »
Some of the recent attacks on Fr. James Martin have been inexcusably ugly; like all of us as fellow Christians, he deserves to be treated with fraternal good will. Continue Reading »
The scope of anti-Christian violence does demand a much louder voice from American Christians in defense of persecuted Christians overseas. Continue Reading »
When they suggest that something’s gone seriously wrong with our nation’s culture, and further suggest what American Christians might need to do about it, Dreher and Esolen have plenty of persuasive company. Continue Reading »
The following is an excerpt from Archbishop Chaput's new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: The crime of the modern sexual regime is that it robs Eros of its meaning and love of its grandeur. It’s a lie. It’s a theft. It makes us small and ignoble.
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Forty-four years after Roe, a reverence for the sanctity of human life still burns in the spirit of far too many people to ignore. Continue Reading »
Clinton’s entourage are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic or consistent with Jesus’s teachings, but to be the “religion” they want. Continue Reading »
The archbishop of Philadelphia speaks on living as a believer in the nation we have now.