Letter to the Editor: April 2011
Spiritual Property Rights... A Sensible Compromise... Death By Neglect... Authentic Dialogue Is Possible... Notre Dame: An Insider's Perspective... Chredit Where It's Due... More Fun With Evolutionary Science... and moreREAD ARTICLE
The News You May Have Missed
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Bad Habit... Fast-Food Terrorism... Valentine's Day Vice Squad... The Washing of Feet, Chinese-Style... Confession: There's an App for That ... and moreREAD ARTICLE
New Oxford Notes: April 2011
The Fall of an American Idol... The Legion of Christ: Operation Rescue...READ ARTICLE
Rebuilding After the Collapse of Catholic Conviction
Good Catholics realize that one cannot just accept the teachings one already agrees with while laying aside those one no longer agrees with.READ ARTICLE
Are Theologians Necessary?
The theologian must accept that theology has been given to us by divine revelation, and is handed on by and interpreted in the Church under the authority of the Magisterium.READ ARTICLE
Why Consumerism Still Consumes Us
Since consumerism inverts every Christian priority, Christianity can only respond by inverting consumerism, by putting material things last.READ ARTICLE
God does not tempt us directly but allows us to be tempted while providing us with all the graces necessary to resist evil.READ ARTICLE
The Great Rewards of Civilization
All of us seek prizes, rewards, and benefits from our labors, but real treasure transcends the value of money and material riches.READ ARTICLE
The Pope's Problem
Benedict XVI said he had meant the Regensburg lecture as "a strictly academic address" without realizing the world sees papal lectures as "political statements."READ ARTICLE
Has Science Made God Superfluous?
A pair of physicists published a book laced with mostly good science, but interpreted and channeled toward one obvious objective: the denial of God's existence.READ ARTICLE
What Purpose Does Beauty Serve?
Roger Scruton aims to show that beauty is a real and universal value rooted in our rational nature, and it plays an indispensable role in shaping the human world.READ ARTICLE
Briefly: April 2011
Reviews of The Heart of Newman... Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member...READ ARTICLE
"Catholicism's Intellectual Prizefighter!"
- Karl Keating