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2019 April

The Final Third

EDITORIAL

Pieter Vree

Publications like The Weekly Standard, Redbook, and Glamour failed despite investments from deep-pocketed sources. The NOR strives to do more with less.

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Letters to the Editor: April 2019

Letter to a Friend on Church Division... The Great Diabolical Trap... Minimizing the Incarnation... Another Explanation for the Rise of SJWs... Defaulting to Intolerance... “Moral Giants”... Not the “Real” Catholic Church

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The News You May Have Missed: April 2019

Get Behind Me, Debtor... Gone to the Dogs... I Duvet Thee Wed... Meat Market... Homework Helper... “An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age”... Bridge over Tainted Waters... Early Bird Special... and more

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Snapshots from a Religious & Literary Pilgrimage

A ROUND OF VISITS ACROSS DECAYING CHRISTENDOM

Kenneth Colston

We travel under the pretense of being receptive, really looking for what we think we already know. Yet we are occasionally genuinely surprised.

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Minding the Gap

ON THE PRESENCE & ABSENCE OF THINGS

James V. Schall

Modern philosophy has had difficulty relating what goes on in the human mind to what is “out there” in reality. How to bridge this gap is the task phenomenology sets for itself.

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Judaism’s Nonlinear History of Monotheism

THE ISRAELITES WERE EVER DRAWN TOWARD IDOLS

Casey Chalk

The historical moment when Judaism seemed most alive, its pieties and devotions most ubiquitous, was the moment God required an expanded understanding and vision of His nature.

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On Lutefisk, Latin & Liturgy

GUEST COLUMN

Eric Jackson

There is something undeniably bittersweet about the sublimation of a distinct culture into the flat, American consumerist anti-culture touted as an improvement.

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My Antonia. By Willa Cather.

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Willa Cather understands there’s a bleak side to the Romantic ideal of the American dream, a critical misinterpretation that the dream focuses on you rather than on others.

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We Did This to Him

Christopher Gawley

We have no license to complain about what the Jews or Romans did to our Lord; we have no right to stand outside and tsk-tsk what others did.

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Briefly Reviewed: April 2019

A Song for Else, Part II: The Overthrow... An Economics of Justice & Charity: Catholic Social Teaching, Its Development and Contemporary Relevance... Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture

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Last Things

David Mills

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