Category: The Social Order

Hope in Times of Violence: Loved Ones are Closer Than We Think
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Hope in Times of Violence: Loved Ones are Closer Than We Think

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Pick up the paper or turn on the TV, and we hear of another mass shooting. It seems as if some Americans are steeped in rage, and we look on in horror. What can we do? How can we help? Our initial reaction may be to pray for those in mourning and hope that  it never happens […]

What’s It All About, Alfie?
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What’s It All About, Alfie?

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For the second time within a year, England has a high-profile case of court-mandated murder of a desperately ill child. The first was Charlie Gard, and now comes Alfie Evans. Alfie missed several developmental milestones in his first seven months of life, which did not alarm physicians at the time. It’s not known precisely what […]

Is Castration an Acceptable Punishment for Sex Offenders?
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Is Castration an Acceptable Punishment for Sex Offenders?

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Should sex offenders be castrated? Oklahoma legislators are considering a controversial bill to authorize chemical castration as condition of release for convicted sex offenders. Seven other states have similar legislation already in place, although reportedly, it’s used infrequently. Backers say the bill will dramatically reduce the incidence of sexual violence and end repeat offenses. It […]

The Plot Against Democracy
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The Plot Against Democracy

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There’s no room in the Democrat Party for democrats.

Police Officers on Borough High Street, London, June 4, 2017
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Breaking Up With Mr. Islam

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This arranged marriage of ours with Islam is going very badly

In Anticipation of Thanksgiving
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In Anticipation of Thanksgiving

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I was talking to my Dad one Sunday evening while I stood in the backyard flipping burgers on the grill. “How was your weekend?” Dad asked. “Fine,” I said.  “We didn’t do much; the lake yesterday in the morning then cooked out some steaks in the evening.  Today it was church in the morning, then […]

New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family
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New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family

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A new report demonstrates to policy makers which countries are best at helping traditional families and which are failing. The UN acknowledges the traditional family structure of a married mother and father raising their children as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.”  A growing body of social science research affirms that individuals thrive […]

Fight for the Right - Churchill
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Fight for the Right

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He would know.

Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court
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Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from draconian government fines and recognized that the government does not need the Little Sisters to provide services such as the week after pill. The Court also noted the government finally admitted it could indeed meet its goals without involving the Little […]

Dominican - Black Friar
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Western Civ in the Crosshairs

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Students are enmeshed with a secular worldview.

The Big Deal With Bathroom Laws
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The Big Deal With Bathroom Laws

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About ten years ago Regina and I were going through a stretch of pretty rough road together, and all the hidden fault lines in our marriage were exposed. My best friend who had been one of the priests on the altar at our wedding heard my confession one day and said, “Gerry, for your penance, […]

Image Tweeted August 9, 2014
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The Fallacy of Focusing on Islamic Radicalization

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Islam is the unique cause of Islamic terrorism.

In the City of the Decadents
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In the City of the Decadents

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Civilizations: Barbaric, Vigorous, Decadent.

Youmerica
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Youmerica

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Without virtues, politics are reduced to tribal emotion and personal greed.

Smartly Stupid
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Smartly Stupid

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Genuine intelligence is threatening. Manufactured intelligence is soothing.

An Unholy Alliance: When Mob Forgiveness Meets Selective Grace
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An Unholy Alliance: When Mob Forgiveness Meets Selective Grace

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A small town in Missouri recently came under fire for rallying around an accused child sex offender and shunning the abuse victim—even after the offender pleaded guilty in court. “If it takes a village to raise a child,” said a local prosecuting attorney, “what is a child to do when the village turns its back […]

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving … But Not to God
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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving … But Not to God

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This is historical fraud, forgery, perjury.

Presidents and Thanksgiving
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Presidents and Thanksgiving

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America has been abundantly blessed.

Paris, Brussels, and 21st Century Europe
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Paris, Brussels, and 21st Century Europe

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21st-century Europe will be extremely chaotic.

Pope Francis vs. the “Demon” of Gender Theory
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Pope Francis vs. the “Demon” of Gender Theory

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Liberals and conservatives need to pay closer attention.

On Obedience to "the Law."
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On Obedience to “the Law.”

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In Pope Francis’ recent meeting with Kim Davis, the Holy Father’s expression of gratitude for Kim’s courage has dismayed liberal Americans.  The LA Times editorial board felt it sent a “deeply disappointing message.” In his press conference on the plane home to Rome, Pope Francis seemed to affirm Kim Davis’ conscientious objector status, notwithstanding her […]

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel
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Cherry-Picking Pope Francis

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This pope is neither liberal nor conservative.

American Churches 20 Years from Now
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American Churches 20 Years from Now

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For generations it’s been easy to live as a Christian in America. We have lived in a culture that largely assumed and supported Christianity or at least Christian moral principles. Even the Deists among our Founding Fathers operated within the structural framework and assumptions that undergird Christianity. Over the past few decades, we have seen […]

What is Past is Prologue: Dietrich von Hildebrand’s “Battle”
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What is Past is Prologue: Dietrich von Hildebrand’s “Battle”

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Under pressure of opposition, Catholic doctrine has usually developed out of necessity. For example, much of the Nicene Creed (AD 325) was a response to the threat from Arianism. Similarly, the Protestant Revolution prompted the Council of Trent to reform Catholicism. Likewise the pressures associated with a powerful regime of political oppression and overt evil […]

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