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America: History, Culture & Politics

Finding Security Behind Closed Doors

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.

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I Am Not White

WHAT CONSTITUTES CULTURE ?

Thomas Storck

November 2018

Public discourse remains limited to material concerns, but what really differentiates human beings is culture, which is founded on religion.

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The Weight of Anchises

WHAT DOES PIETAS REQUIRE?

Jake Neu

October 2018

A descendant of the South asks: How do we properly reckon with our own families’ participation in historical racial injustice?

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Why American Politics Marginalizes Catholic Voters

SEARCHING FOR A  CATHOLIC THEO-POLITICAL CONSENSUS

Kenneth Colston

October 2018

American Catholics must be careful not to be more American than Catholic, especially since American politics is essentially Protestant.

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Briefly: September 2018
September 2018

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality... The Maternal Face of God?: Explorations in Catholic Sophiology... Seeing is Believing: Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion... An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach

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The Politics of Suicide in Post-Christian America

GUEST COLUMN

Amir Azarvan

July-August 2018

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Who Really Won the Civil War?

A HOUSE DEEPLY DIVIDED

Stanley T. Grip Jr.

June 2018

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American Libidocracy

OUR NATIONAL EXPERIMENT IN POLITICAL SCHIZOPHRENIA

John Lyon

April 2018

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The News You May Have Missed

READ ALL ABOUT IT...

January-February 2018

Put Not Your Trust in…Priests?... "I Believe in God the [redacted] Almighty"... Papal Peronista?... Scriptural Trans*lation... Veggie Bomb... A Tax on Both Your Houses... Mr. & Mr. Claus... Nintendo Dependency... and more

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Was Trump's Election Divinely Ordained?

APOCALYPTICISM & THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Christopher Gawley

December 2017

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Is Football Past Its Prime?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA'S "GREATEST GAME"

Casey Chalk

December 2017

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Twilight of the Idols
October 2017

Confederate monuments are coming down, as they ought. But once begun, where will it end? Where race in America is concerned, reason and real history have been superseded by sentimentalism and reaction — on all sides.

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The Most Segregated Hour

DOES ECCLESIAL CONSUMERISM LEAD TO RACIAL DIVISION ?

Bryan Cross

October 2017

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The New Tower of Babel

SOLDIERS FOR THE BRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER

John Martin

September 2017

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To Die from Having Lived

VITAL WORKS RECONSIDERED, #46

Mitchell Kalpakgian

September 2017

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On Pilgrimage with Pope Francis

ESCHEWING SECURITY, HEADING FOR THE PERIPHERIES

Raymond T. Gawronski

January-February 2015

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Anarchists in Chicago

Terry Scambray

November 2014

A review of The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks and The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age

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A Chronicle of Christendom's Decline

Frederick W. Marks

November 2014

A review by Frederick W. Marks of The Crisis of Christendom: 1815-2005: A History of Christendom, Vol. 6

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The Orientalism of Barack Obama

GUEST COLUMN

Terry Scambray

November 2012

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Catholic Moment 2012
October 2012

The path of explaining -- let alone implementing -- Catholic wisdom as applied to societal matters is a long and complicated one. It helps to have authentic lay Catholics in high offices.

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The Black Hole of American Morality

ON FALLING INTO THE ABYSS

Carl Sundell

October 2012

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The Catholic Connection

DISPATCH FROM THE FRONT

Frederick W. Marks

May 2012

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Finding the Truth in a Narrative of Lies

WHERE THE CONTRACEPTIVE IMPERATIVE TRUMPS ALL

Kenneth D. Whitehead

May 2012

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Occasions of Truth
April 2012

Sustained national discussion of taboo topics like contraception and Planned Parenthood have yielded valuable 'teaching moments' and surprisingly countercultural essays in some mainstream venues.

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The Culture War & the Catholic Church

THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN CONTEXT

Tom Bethell

April 2012

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The Rush to Radical Informality

NOTES FROM A CULTURAL NO-MAN'S LAND

Frederick W. Marks

January-February 2012

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The Perils of Promoting Personhood

DEEP-SIXED IN THE DEEP SOUTH

James T. McCafferty

January-February 2012

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Catholic Science Textbooks Swept Away

CAN SCIENCE & PHILOSOPHY BE SEPARATED?

Murray S. Daw

December 2011

Any approach to teaching science must begin with certain attitudes and assumptions about the nature of the world around us.

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We're All Socialists Now

Edwin Dyga

November 2011

The traditional left and mainstream right are in the same camp, usually competing over the externals of governance, not the real substance of policy.

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Christianity & the Space Program

CREATING A 'NEW JERUSALEM' IN OUTER SPACE?

Lewis M. Andrews

January 2002

The dawning era of extraterrestrial colonization has profound implications for organized religion and the spiritual orientation of popular culture.

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New South, Old Religion

SUN-BELT PARADOXES & EXCESSES

James J. Thompson Jr.

June 1988

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Is George Will Actually a (20th-century American) Liberal in Disguise?

THE STATE, TRADITION, COMMUNITY, AND CHARACTER-BUILDING

Charles L. Garrettson III

April 1988

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This Land is Not Our Land

James G. Hanink

December 1987

Review of Confessions of a Parish Priest by Andrew Greeley, A Path From Rome by Anthony Kenny, and Catholic America by John Cogley

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