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2020 September

Letters to the Editor: September 2020

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part... Fr. Maciel’s “Lieutenants”... Worthy of the Original... The Coronavirus Conundrum... Sympathy for the Stones... and more

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The News You May Have Missed: September 2020

False Flag... Local Hero... Bread & Circuses NYC... Treasure Hunt... Monkey Business... Talk to the Glove... Double Donors... and more

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Why We Need Teachers

ON THE SOCIABILITY OF EDUCATION

Mitchell Kalpakgian

People require outside influences to educe their latent talents, to cultivate the manners and morals that produce civility and intelligence.

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The Ancient Game of Guilt Abatement

CRUSHING COMFORTING CANARDS

Frederick W. Marks

Pew-sitters and religious leaders have come up with their own formulas to lessen the pain of guilt, all of them at odds with Scripture.

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Will the Coronavirus Lockdowns Usher in a Mustard-Seed Church?

EXCESSIVE SUPPRESSION OF THE SACRAMENTS WILL HAVE RAMIFICATIONS

Pieter Vree

The willful suppression of the sacraments by Catholic leaders could portend the diminution of the Church in both numbers and influence.

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Dying Alone During the Pandemic: The Example of St. Augustine

GUEST COLUMN

Stuart Squires

Dying alone offers us an occasion for honest introspection and heartfelt contrition for the sins we have committed.

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The Catholic Church in the Crosshairs

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

It is a cruel irony that, in less than a century, Catholics have gone from being victimized as unwelcome immigrants to being widely perceived as racist victimizers.

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The Constant Gardener. By John le Carré.

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Does the international pharmaceutical industry indeed use destitute black Africans as guinea pigs for its clinical trials?

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Churchmen in Antebellum Dixie

Jerry D. Salyer

Scrutinizing bishops for not siding with abolitionists involves a failure to realize that abolitionism was associated with violence and lawlessness.

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Briefly Reviewed: September 2020

Here we review When Silence Speaks: The Life and Spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur... Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology

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Last Things

David Mills

Writing directly about what one knows, without trying to impress anyone, produces the most interesting and enjoyable writing.

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