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2019 July-August

Letters to the Editor: July-August 2019

Charity on the Run... Like a Prism... Classic Spiritual Navel-Gazing... Not a Remnant but the Real Thing... Embarrassing... Essential Commentary…Missing!... About That Medieval Catholic “Bible” Culture

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The News You May Have Missed: July-August 2019

The Cost of Persistent Chaos... And You Shall Call His Name… Communists Have Feelings Too... Outside the Lines... Unto Dirt You Shall Return... Funny Money... Back to Beer... Beer Black Market... By the Seats of Their Pants... Woolly Schoolmates... and more

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“Good News, Son, You’re Adopted!”

ADOPTION, DIVINE & HUMAN

Christopher A. Decaen

Blood relationship is overrated, and natural relations are less important than ones that mirror supernatural relations.

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The Final Journey of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America & the Birthplace of St. Catherine Tekakwitha

PRELUDES & POINTS — PART II

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

The missionaries' love enabled them to long for martyrdom for the salvation of souls.

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Father Figuring

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

The Catholic Church's sex-abuse problem is caused by predators who wear clerical collars and who are protected by a clericalist culture.

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Suicide: Human Right or Human Tragedy?

HOW CAN IT BE BOTH GOOD AND BAD?

Joseph Illo

On the one hand, we declare suicide a human right. On the other, we set up hotlines and billboards to prevent people from exercising this supposed right.

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Denizens of a Pale Blue Dust Mote

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

Carl Sagan’s immanent nihilism is premised on the seemingly conflicting notions that mankind is nothing and yet everything, simultaneously.

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Frankenstein. By Mary Shelley

A VALIDATION OF FAMILY, MARRIAGE, & NATURAL HUMAN VALUES

Michael S. Rose

Shelley’s novel can be read as a validation of the family, marriage, and natural human values in contrast to the overreaching desires of the prideful scientist.

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Schall Above All

Christopher Beiting

Fr. Schall stresses the reality and vital importance of human freedom and free will, despite the fact that they will be misused in error and sin.

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Transgenderism’s Wicked Lies

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

One de-transitioner calls her childhood experience “an act of self-destruction, enabled by medical professionals,” and “a form of medical abuse.”

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Briefly Reviewed: July-August 2019

Conscience is an exercise of practical reason — that is, reasoning about what one is to do. It engages the whole person.

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Last Things

David Mills

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