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Does Catholic Social Justice Equal Big Government?

The political left and secularists have hijacked the term “social justice”. Ask anyone and they will describe social justice in terms of wealth distribution and expanding the role of government in the name of justice. This might sound ideal. Who would not want to be for spreading the wealth? But for the last few decades, […]

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The Splendor of Truth in 2017

By Archbishop Charles Chaput 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 […]

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Who Am I To Judge?

I am a watchman, a lover of souls, a guardian and one who has been commanded by Christ to speak to a brother who sins. A few years ago a certain famous Catholic posed the following rhetorical question: “Who am I to judge?” It was a question heard ’round the world. Although the remark was […]

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The Bad News About The Good News

We know from Greek, Latin, and Old English sources, that the word Gospel, means “good news.” It is, indeed, good news, for Gospel refers to the teaching and revelation of Christ. St. Paul says (in the Good News Bible translation): “I reckon my own life to be worth nothing to me; I only want . . . to declare the […]

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How to Overcome Nonfactual Emotional “Arguments”

In his essay “Why No Civility is Possible Today,” Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. writes that, “A common good can be worked out among those citizens who may prudentially disagree on this or that point of policy.” It is necessary for citizens to come together and debate because there is almost never one single way to […]

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Top 40 Catholic Book Recommendations

From OnePeterFive   Editor’s note: Over the years, we’ve often received requests for a Tradition-friendly reading list to deepen Catholics’ knowledge of and sophistication on the Faith. As our list of books to read and recommend grows, so does our list of tasks, and so the reading list had to hit the back burner – which […]

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Why Can’t I Hear God?

God does speak to us. No, I don’t mean in an apparition or with an audible voice. God has His own voice and we have to attune our hearts to Him to be able to hear it. Robert Cardinal Sarah speaks of the importance of silence in hearing God’s voice: At the heart of man […]

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Freemasons and Their Craft: What Catholics Should Know

Many Catholics view Freemasonry as a dangerous—even Satanic—conspiracy founded to destroy the Faith. On the other hand, the Craft likes to present itself as “an ancient Order dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God.” Some of the “Brethren” may take that description seriously, depending on which room of the Masonic edifice […]

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