Letters to the Editor: December 2018
A Sign of Desperation... Viganò, the Vatican Whistleblower... From an Open Letter to Pope Francis... Bad Reasons for Good Behavior... In God We Do Not Trust... Lost in Plato’s Cave...READ ARTICLE
The News You May Have Missed
Church vs. State... Million-Dollar Prank... Moon over Manchuria... Drive, She Said... Sh**ty by the Bay... Scrapegoats... The Chip Is in the Mail... Stamped Out... Nobody but Your Selfie to Blame... Cookie Monstrosity... Droning It In... and moreREAD ARTICLE
What & Where Is the Holy Grail?
Its contents were what made the Grail holy. In that sense, just as every confessional is Chapel Perilous, so too is every adoration chapel a Grail Chapel.READ ARTICLE
Is Francis’s Revised Teaching on the Death Penalty a Development of Doctrine?
The Culture of Life may be advanced by the Holy Father’s innovation, but he has forged an unsettling theological path to take us there.READ ARTICLE
An Outcast Among Organization Men
Few are the churchmen who are willing to speak publicly about the root cause of the sex-abuse crisis: the scourge of homosexuality in the priesthood.READ ARTICLE
Finding Security Behind Closed Doors
The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.READ ARTICLE
Gosnell: The Bigger Picture
Gosnell’s attorney asks why Gosnell should be convicted of murder in the case of “Baby A” but not in the cases of the countless other babies.READ ARTICLE
“William Wilson.” By Edgar Allan Poe
Poe uses the doppelgänger motif as a physical manifestation of Wilson’s conscience and ultimately shows the demise of a man who, blinded by his sins, kills his own conscience.READ ARTICLE
Perfecting the Social Order
The foundations of Catholic social teaching are not in economic morality but in Catholic doctrine about the state and the nature of the human person.READ ARTICLE
The Dictatorship of Noise
Our world of constant din and restless activity is nothing more than a colossal attempt to distract ourselves from ultimate realities.READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: December 2018
The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy... Matters of Life & Death: A Catholic Guide to the Moral Questions of Our TimeREAD ARTICLE
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