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2021 January-February

What’s New This New Year

EDITORIAL

Pieter Vree

Print publications that are surviving this time of rampant old-media demise are those committed to long-form journalism about ongoing issues.

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Letters to the Editor: January-February 2021

Dripping with Envy... Right in Line... Against Anglican Stereotypes... Admiration & Recognition... Historically Fuzzy & Poorly Focused... War: In the Interest of Catholic Civilization?... The Phases of Vaccine Development

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The News You May Have Missed: January-February 2021

Defund for Thee, but Not for Me... Pork Policy... Waste Water into Waste Wine... Scorpion King... Office Pajama Party... and more

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The Nowhere Between Life & Death

THE FETUS AS HOMO SACER — PART I

Jason M. Morgan

The unborn exist in a borderland between the shedding of innocent blood and the sacrificing of children so that individual sovereignty remains intact.

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Remembering Anne Barbeau Gardiner

FRIEND, SCHOLAR … & SAINT?

David Mills

Anne supported radical reforms of the justice system because she had invested much of her time in writing inmates on death row.

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The “New Spirituality” & the Ghost of Catholicism

THE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF A SUBTLE INVERSION

John A. Perricone

The “new spirituality” is an ugly caricature of the truths of union with God set forth by the Church, her saints, and her Doctors.

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A Manifesto for 2021

KEEPING IN MIND THE PSALMIST'S EXHORTATION: 'PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES'

Casey Chalk

As always, when contemplating the political order, we should keep in mind the psalmist’s exhortation: “Put not your trust in princes.”

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Never Let Me Go. By Kazuo Ishiguro.

ARE TECHNOLOGICALLY PRODUCED HUMANS ESSENTIALLY DIFFERENT?

Michael S. Rose

The world Ishiguro describes is not some far-flung future driven by fantastic technology still on the distant horizon; it is recognizable as our own.

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Briefly Reviewed: January-February 2021

Here we review False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine... That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell & Universal Salvation... Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal.

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Last Things

David Mills

A scholar wrote to me that she fears for “the next generation of writers who grew up texting.” I think she's right, but only to a limited extent.

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