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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Growing Controversy Over Slavery Reparations

What Is Beauty and Why Do We Need It?

John-Mark L. Miravalle
 

Suppose there is such a thing as objective beauty. Suppose, along with the classical and Christian traditions, that the human person is made for beauty. Now suppose further, that beauty is a kind of composite, that the beautiful is made up of two parts, one metaphysical and the other psychological. If such were the case, […]

Anti-Polish Bigotry in Contemporary Scotland

Peter D. Stachura
 

The most recent and internationally-reported physical and verbal assaults on Catholic clergy and churches in Glasgow has occasioned not only vehement condemnation at home and abroad, but has also rekindled controversy over the long-standing theme of anti-Catholic bigotry and discrimination in Scotland. Within this broad context lies the sub-text of anti-Polonism, which has been brought […]

Social Media Makes Us Miserable

Anna Reynolds
 

And I have known the eyes already, known them all— The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways? And how […]

Gnosticism Still a Challenge to Christianity

Fr. Tim McCauley
 

Gnostic philosophy, like a noxious weed, thrives in the barren soil of our post-Christian culture. It also emits a foul odor akin to the smoke of Satan, filtering through the doors of the Church and influencing our anthropology, as well as severely compromising the integrity of our worship of Christ in the Eucharist. Catholicism is […]

The Growing Controversy Over Slavery Reparations

Robert J. Hutchinson
 

The hot-button issue of slavery reparations got a major boost April 13 when students at Georgetown University voted in favor of a special fee that would benefit the descendants of 272 African slaves once owned by the Catholic university, located in Washington, DC. The vote fanned the flames of an escalating political debate over whether […]

It’s Time to Promote Good Social Science on Same-Sex Parenting

Fr. Paul Sullins
 

In our day, the alleged personal liberation of the sexual revolution is becoming progressively socialized in institutions and norms. As a result, we have moved beyond the cultural condition in which scientific research into the related social behaviors (hormonal contraceptive use, premarital sex, abortion, homosexual relations, gender transformation) is deployed for political ends, into a […]

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