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2020 May

Letters to the Editor: May 2020

America: An Apostate Nation?... Two Commandments, Two Errors... What We Are Willing to Risk... Death & the Hope of Resurrection... Keep Their Hands off the Levers... The Soft Edges of Nuanced Theo-Speak

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The News You May Have Missed: May 2020

Van Gone... St. Corona... Pot Prize... Stripped & Exiled... I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bug Butter... The Books Brits Buy... Leap for Joy... and more

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The Deepest Bias of the American People?

CATHOLICISM: A CULTURE WITH NO CASH VALUE

Thomas Storck

Catholicism is a 'general culture' that inculcates a way of life and encompasses a whole realm of unspoken and spontaneous things in daily life.

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Beyond Balkanization

CROATIA & ITS CARDINAL

Thomas Basil

Croatia's cardinal Stepinac faced opposition unimaginable to most prelates in the modern West. By all indications, he did not buckle.

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A Deficit of Heroes

ALL PUBLIC FIGURES ARE FLAWED, AND SOME ARE FRAUDS

Pieter Vree

We must maintain an emotional distance even from those who project an aura of holiness. Often, God’s holy ones are known only to Him.

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The Golden Age of Quackery

OUR POST-CHRISTIAN ANTI-CULTURE FALLS FOR FRAUD & IDOLS

Jason M. Morgan

The West's turning away from Faith and the sacraments has opened a void we now try to fill with whatever hucksters come up with next.

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Things Fall Apart. By Chinua Achebe.

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Achebe centers on the clash of civilizations between his native Ibo culture and Christian missionaries who established colonial government in Nigeria.

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Fr. Ted’s Big Trade

Michael V. McIntire

Hesburgh departed from the idea of creating a distinctive institution in the Catholic intellectual tradition, settling instead for making it more American and worldly.

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Briefly Reviewed: May 2020

Here we review Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation and The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS.

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Last Things

David Mills

As I write, the local bishop has removed all the sacraments from the people and closed all the churches...

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