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2021 June

Letters to the Editor: June 2021

Diagnosing the Demonic... A Shakedown by Race Pimps... Zen, Catholicism & Merton’s Ghost... My Own Private Homo Sacer?... A Dictatorship of Pleasure... and more

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The News You May Have Missed: June 2021

Raising the Stake-Umms... Stop Pot Hate... The Naked Public Servant... Family Affair... Facebook Bots Ban French Town... Alaskan Winged Bandits... and more

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The Root Causes of the Dislocation of Our Times

MASS MAN & THE LOSS OF COMMON SENSE

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

The masses are more and more prone to lies, which they buy willingly for the sake of having a rock on which to stand amid the shifting cultural sands.

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Spiritus Domini: How the Exception Became the Rule

THE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES OF SMALL CHANGES

Gerard T. Mundy

The Pope's decision to allow women into two “minor orders” of the Church shows how significant change can be instituted incrementally.

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Man’s Natural Aptitude for the Divine

VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #51

Edmund B. Miller & Monica Blaney

Willa Cather, in Death Comes for the Archbishop, offers a clear literary portrait of a man who sees the divine in the ordinary.

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Conservatism at the Crossroads

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

The American founders followed Plato and Aristotle in acknowledging man’s inclination to consolidate power, indulge his passions, and oppress his fellowman.

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On Feeling Safe

GUEST COLUMN

Jeffrey Essmann

The last time we were safe was in Eden, and, post-Fall, it’s the humility of feeling unsafe that’s been at the core of covenant from Adam to Christ.

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Are Catholicism & Socialism Compatible?

Thomas Storck

A society or system that does its best to foster virtue will likely end up with more of it than one in which virtue is held to be irrelevant to its central activities.

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