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Tyranny by Numbers

If a society loses its intuition of the absolute necessity for certain principles and fundamental rights, it will lose the sense and memory of how its own equilibrium has been arrived at, and thereafter descend into chaos. Continue Reading »

Hope Among the Ruins

These days, it seems, my friends fall into two groups: The Red Hots and the Blue Birds. The Red Hots are the angry sort. They stand, like fly fishermen, knee-deep in the torrent of news stories washing over us, angling for the latest catch to feed their appetite for outrage. They don’t just get . . . . Continue Reading »

Spendthrift Theology

Last summer saw the promulgation of Traditionis Custodes, a motu proprio that limited the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. In December, the Vatican issued clarifications of those limits. I’m not a canon lawyer, so I won’t go into the details. It’s sufficient to say . . . . Continue Reading »

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