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2019 October

The Final Sixth

EDITORIAL

Pieter Vree

Our online readership has grown since the rollout of our new-and-improved website last October. With your prayers and support, we'll keep growing.

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Letters to the Editor: October 2019

A Disaster of Appalling Proportions... Family Members in Full... A Painter Saint?... A Comelier Creature?... Missionaries, Martyrs & Saints: The Sacred Sites of Quebec & New York... The Final Frontier... Wrong & Unjust... When Is a Tree No Longer a Tree?

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The News You May Have Missed: October 2019

Anglican Antics... Fairest of Them All... Grammarian-in-Chief... Weathering the Swarm... For Better or Woof... Bye Bye, Blighty... The Kids Just Wanna Vlog... more

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America’s Linguistic Revolution

NOTES FROM THE WORD CEMETERY

Frederick W. Marks

Where do we stand in relation to George Washington’s claim that godlessness leads to immorality, and immorality to a breakdown in democratic governance?

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What Every Priest Should Know about Ecological Breastfeeding

GOD’S PLAN FOR MOTHERS & BABIES

John F. Kippley

Fr. William Virtue concludes “it has been the constant teaching of the Church that there is a serious obligation of maternal nursing.”

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Post-Truth, Climate Change & the Catholic University

WHY DO PEOPLE REJECT THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS?

A. James McAdams

As the earth was created before man, Pope Francis advises, man is obliged to treat the earth in a manner that is “caring, protecting, overseeing, and preserving.”

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Lost in the Cosmos: A Discussion of Death, Deep Space & Man’s Ultimate Destiny

MAN, MONKEYS & MOVIEGOERS

Pieter Vree & Jason M. Morgan

A kernel of nihilism undoes whatever meaning modern men try to inject into their own lives.

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“The Pardoner’s Tale.” By Geoffrey Chaucer

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Chaucer satirizes the hypocrite and the fraudster, especially he who uses his talents -- like preaching -- for his own gain.

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Eugenics De-fanged or Re-fanged?

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

The new eugenics is essentially a man-made religion, with a false hope of perfection and immortality.

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Briefly Reviewed: October 2019

"Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of La Florida" details the lives of pioneer Franciscan priests who were dedicated to spreading God's Word.

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Last Things

David Mills

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