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From The NOR Dossiers

Abortion

What Goes on Inside the Clinic… Consumed by Zeal for the Culture of Death… Eugenics in the USA… Graphic Images: An Apologia… Bumping Off Baby… Pro-Abortion & Anti-War?… Unwanted Children? Disposable as Last Sunday’s Paper…

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America: History, Culture & Politics

Losing Our Religion… American Libidocracy… Twilight of the Idols… The Most Segregated Hour… This Land is Not Our Land… more

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American College of Louvain

The Catholic University of Louvain In Belgium, Parts I and II… ‘Crash Nash’… Shriveled Is Good… and more

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Anglican Communion

What Does the Anglican Patrimony Have to Offer the Church?… A Slow-Motion Implosion… Lifeboats on the Tiber… more

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At the Movies

The “Biggest Nothing” in History… Surprise! A Hollywood Film that Treats Fatherhood with Respect… Peering Into the Abyss… more

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Atheism

Are There Atheists in Heaven?… A Laborer in Darwin’s Vineyard… Hell as the Atheist Heaven… Has Science Made God Superfluous?… more

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Basil's Travels

God & Man in Kyiv… Graffiti in Warsaw, Mormons in Krakow, & Basements in Auschwitz… At Mass in Lenin’s City… and more

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Biotechnology & Posthumanism

On Man’s Many Attempts to “Kill Death”… Breaking the Species Barrier… Human Alienation & Our Biotech Future… and more

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Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

The Two Worlds of John Henry Newman… Newman’s Advice to Anglo-Catholics… Newman’s Prophetic Challenge to Clericalism…

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C.S. Lewis

“Mere Christianity” as Merely Protestant… C. S. Lewis: His True Stature in Dispute… The Best Book Written About C.S. Lewis…

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Capital Punishment & the Death Penalty

Is There a Biblical Basis for Capital Punishment?… Sister Prejean’s Lack of Credibility… Vengeance Is NOT Mine, Says “the Lord”… more

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Catholic Education Trends

Catechesis & the Average Catholic… The Secularizing of Catholic Universities… Conformed to the World?… more

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Catholic Home Schooling

“But What About Socialization?”… Home-Schooling for Survival… Home-Schooling & Sacramental Preparation…

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Christ & Neighbor by John C. Cort

Shame on You, Harvard!… The Rich & the Miserable… Neither Karl Marx Nor Adam Smith… more

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Common Cup Debate

Bacterial Roulette?… The Common Cup & the Common Bug (by E. Coli)… and more

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Conversion Stories

From Murderer to Monk… My (Crooked) Path to the Monastery… Why Attila the Hun Would Have Sacked a Protestant Rome… more

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Cultural Counterpoint by Jason M. Morgan

Emblem of an Exhausted Era… Finding Security Behind Closed Doors… and more

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Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker

No Catholic Church, No Dorothy Day… The Catholic Worker: Is It Still Catholic?… The Gentle Catholic Radicalism of Peter Maurin… more

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Economics & Catholic Social Teaching

Cooperation & Supernatural Brotherliness… What Does It Mean to “Serve Mammon”?… Why Consumerism Still Consumes Us… more

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Ecumenism & Ecumania

A Trialogue With C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther & Thomas Aquinas… The Catch-22 of Ecumenical Relations With Evangelicals… more

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Episcopacy in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Cupich’s Uncertain Trumpet… The Church’s Strange Reappraisal of Islam… Canon Fire: Burke vs. Wuerl… Wily Guys… more

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Eschatology & End Times

The Antichrist in Political Philosophy… Isaac Newton: End-Times Prophet… Your Final Destination… Last Judgment (Lite)… more

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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

All Aboard the Suicide Train… True Medical Care or the Law of the Jungle?… The Return of the Physician-Executioner

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Evolution & Intelligent Design

Is a Gender War Woven into the Fabric of Creation?… Darwinian Departures from Reality… Must Human Evolution Contradict Genesis?

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Exorcism, Possession & the Problem of Evil

Devil or Disease?… Why Is There Evil in the World?… Perfect Possession… Peering Into the Abyss… The Dark Side of Self-Sacrifice… more

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Fanatical Feminism & Women Religious

The Prayers of Moloch’s Modern Priestesses… Feminists: The Worst Misogynists?… Our Testosterone-Depleted Church…

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Fatima: Secrets & Conspiracies

Marian Misconceptions… An Epic in Search of an Ending… The Private Interpretation of Private Revelations… more

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Fr. Marcial Maciel & the Legion of Christ

Why the Popes Failed to Act… Power, Money & Mind Control… The Self-Destruction of a Cult of Personality… more

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Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

A Striking Rejection of Magisterial Teaching?… An Ex-Lutheran Still in Recovery… The One-World Church… If Everyone Is Saved…

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G.K. Chesterton

The Optimistic Pessimism of G.K. Chesterton… A Curmudgeon for Our Times… Distributism’s Significance for Our Social Predicaments… more

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Goodbye, Good Men & U.S. Seminaries

Picking on the Average Joe Who Stood Up for the Little Guys… U.S. Seminaries: Condition Stabilized… Killing the Messenger…

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Hans Urs von Balthasar & Adrienne von Speyr

Balthasar, Christ’s Descent & the Empty Hell… The Dubious Adrienne von Speyr… The Inflated Reputation of Hans Urs von Balthasar

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Harvard Diary by Robert Coles

Rembrant’s Old Ones… Moral Smugness… Gang Members: Their Street Education… Voluntary Poverty… more

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Hell

Hell and Other Destinations… Is Hell Closed Up & Boarded Over?… Hell, Air-Conditioned… and more

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Higher Education

The Cult of Diversity at Providence College… Ivy League Culture Wars… Is Georgetown Still Catholic?… and more

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Homosexuality & Gay Pride

The Truth About the Homosexual Rights Movement… It’s Good for Business… The Unwelcome Ex-Gay Phenomenon… more

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Iraq & the Just War Theory

The Blood Crying Out from the Ground… Fuel Conservation: No War Needed… War’s Challenge to the Christian Conscience…

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Islam

Are Islam & Democracy Compatible?… The Church’s Strange Reappraisal of Islam… Prayer Postures: What They Mean & Why They Matter…

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Jesus Seminar & the "Historical Jesus"

The Jesus Seminar: Making Uncomplicated Things Complicated… The Ineffectual Jesus of the Jesus Seminar… more

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Language & Its Destruction

On the Deconstruction of Language… “On This Rock I Will Build My Celebration Center”… Ev’ry Knee Shall Lock…

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Latin Mass

At Mass, Actions Speak Louder Than Words… Where Has All the Latin Gone?… The New Mass Just Can’t Be Fixed…

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Lavender Mafia Files

Protecting the Lavender Mafia?… Why Won’t Our Bishops Solve the “Gay” Priest Problem?… Gay Priests Set the Tone…

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Letters from England by John Warwick Montgomery

Jesus & the Bell Curve… The Religion of Dr. Johnson… Dracula or Jesus?… The Virgin Birth: A Problem?… more

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Literature & Literary Criticism

Is Modern Man Too Healthy for Literature?… Flannery O’Connor & the Representation of Mystery… Reading as Sacrament…

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Literature Matters by Michael S. Rose

On The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus… Dracula By Bram Stoker… “William Wilson” By Edgar Allan Poe… and more

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Liturgy, Liturgical Rites & Devotions

Liturgy that Speaks to the Soul… Altar Boys: The Problem or the Solution?… Turning Catholics Into a Stiff-Kneed People…

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Marriage, Divorce, & Annulments

How Remarried Catholics Can Validly Receive Communion… Blessed Are the Shack-Ups… ‘Til Annulment Do Us Part?…

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Neocons & Neoconservativism

Fox TV Is Violent, Profane & Obscene… A Pox On Both Your Houses… What Is a Neoconservative & Does It Matter?…

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New Age, Paganism & Gnosticism

Our Pantheistic Sisters… Yoga & Christianity… Neo-Pagans Are Giving Ancient Paganism a Bad Name… more

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New Oxford Notebook by Pieter Vree

At Last, a Reckoning?… Ecce Papa Franciscus!… An Outcast Among
Organization Men… and more

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Political Correctness

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being… The Fraudsters of Islamophobia… Don’t Call It ‘Adultery,’ Call It ‘Loving More’…

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Pop Culture & the Entertainment Industry

The Birth-Control Box in the Living Room… Peering Into the Abyss… Smoke If You Must, But Get Rid of That Execrable TV…

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Is Benedict to Blame?… Sex, Lies & Dossiers: The Vatican at the Crossroads… The Kasper-Ratzinger Debate… more

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Pope Francis

Chronic Confusion, Polarization & Polemics in the Church of Francis… A Pontificate of Mercy or a Merciless Pontificate?… more

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Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII: Vindication… Heroes or Villains?… The Latest Skirmish in the Pius Wars… Not Hitler’s Pope… more

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Pope St. John Paul II

Kindred Spirits, Fellow Victors… The Pope as Playwright… Neither East nor West: On the Pope’s Radical New Encyclical…

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Pope St. Paul VI

On the Canonization of Pope Paul VI… Pope Paul VI’s Prophetic Warning… A Belated Apology to Pope Paul VI… and more

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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Priestly Pedophilia: Soul-Murders or Merely “Incidents”?… How Many of Our Priests Are Leading Secret Lives?… and more

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Pro Life Issues & Culture of Death

Planned Parenthood: Seventy Years of Defying the Law… Graphic Images: An Apologia… Bumping Off Baby…

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Public School Education

The Common Core: A Curriculum for Clever Robots… The Corruption of Children’s Literature (Even in Catholic Schools)… more

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Radical Traditionalism

Traditionalist & Progressive Totalitarians… Why Catholic Orthodoxy Is Not ‘Catholic Fundamentalism’… more

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Revert's Rostrum by Casey Chalk

Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?… The Strange Magnetism of Virtual Fisticuffs… and more

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Sacred Music

Rising from the Mire… Honest Sentiment… Why the Music Is So Bad… Offering Our Musical Best at Mass…

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Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic Church After Obergefell… Faulty Analogy… “Gay Marriage” Is Not Marriage. Here’s Why…

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The News You May Have Missed

Congratulations, It’s a Cyborg… Jesus Christ, Extremist… Identify-as-a-Boy Scouts… Get Me to Taco Bell on Time…

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Thomas Aquinas & Thomism

Can Neo-Scholasticism Make a Comeback?… Can Thomism Save Science?… Dumb Ox?… Can We Revitalize Catholic Higher Education?… more

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Transgenderism & Conflation of the Sexes

Are There Male & Female Virtues?… Our Testosterone-Depleted Church… Effeminacy in the Service Of Capitalism…

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Universal Salvation

Presumption: A Pathetic Self-Deception… Automatic Forgiveness… Vengeance Is NOT Mine, Says “the Lord”…

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Vital Works Reconsidered

When No Man Was His Own… A Thomistic Vision of Man’s Final End… Purgatory on Earth… What Is Free Time For?…

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Wacky Theologians

Reverend Mother Libertine… A Legacy of Dissent… The Hydra of Heterodoxy… Idiocy Undisturbed… and more

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William Shakespeare

The Catholic Dramatist in a Protestant Land… An Academic Undoes the Renaissance… Shelter From the Storm… more

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Women's Ordination & the All-Male Priesthood

The Emasculate Priesthood… Understanding the All-Male Priesthood… Why Was Christ a Male & Why Did He Ordain Only Men?

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