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Islam: A Giant Step Backwards for Humanity

One of the big mysteries of our day is how so many supposedly enlightened Catholics have managed to get it so wrong about Islam for so long. It’s understandable that in the 1960s, when the Islamic world was relatively quiescent, Catholics might entertain the high hopes for Islamic-Catholic relations expressed in Nostra Aetate. But this is 2017 and […]

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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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