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2019 December

Letters to the Editor: December 2019

Don’t Give Up on the Death Struggle... A Feckless Response to Recurring Crises... A Thwarter of Honest Confrontation... God’s Plan... Disputable “Facts”... more

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The News You May Have Missed: December 2019

Full of eGrace... Worker Bots... Love in the Air... Spongy Tool of Imperialism... Secret Assignment... Saving Your Skin... Tree-mendous Patience... and more

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The Ideology at the Root of Our Moral Disorder

MEET SOCIOLOGICAL MAN

Clifford Staples

In the sociological imagination, it is man who creates God. Once he frees himself from God, anything is possible, or at least appears to be.

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A Peek into Papal Priorities

ON WHEN THE POPE SPEAKS AND WHEN HE IS SILENT

Pieter Vree

Here’s your Pope: When pagan idols are removed from a sacred space, he apologizes; when his belief in the divinity of Christ is questioned, he’s silent.

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Conservatism: The God That Failed

WE CAST ABOUT FOR SOME TALISMAN TO BRING GOOD SOCIETAL LUCK

Jason M. Morgan

Conservatism claims to respect the Church, to have regard for God, but it reduces the Church and remolds God as a supporting figure.

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“Markheim.” By Robert Louis Stevenson.

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Markheim is confronted at the scene of his crime by a mysterious “visitant” who seems to be giving him advice on how best to escape being caught.

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O Death, Where Is Thy…Tickle?

THE OLD REQUIEM MASS MADE US PONDER THE LAST THINGS

John A. Perricone

Everything in the old Requiem Mass forced us to consider death and God’s judgment, Christ’s mercy and our complacency.

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Making Sense of Our Liturgical Morass

Thomas Storck

We need a clearer understanding of the Church’s relationship with her past and her tradition that will help guide us along the uncharted road ahead.

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We’re Meant to Remember

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Varden offers meditations on six biblical commands to remember, from “Remember that you are dust” to “Do this in memory of Me.”

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Briefly Reviewed: December 2019

Ideas of equality and non-discrimination originate in Christian, particularly Catholic, teaching.

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Last Things

David Mills

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