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COVID-19

On Feeling Safe

GUEST COLUMN

Jeffrey Essmann

June 2021

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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A Manifesto for 2021

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

January-February 2021

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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On Nurturing Man’s Spiritual Relationship with Technology

SEARCHING FOR WARMTH IN A COLD, MECHANICAL WORLD

Christopher M. Reilly

November 2020

Technology cannot erase our humanity. We will find a way to live and even flourish in a world saturated with technology.

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The Constant Gardener. By John le Carré.

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

September 2020

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

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

GUEST COLUMN

Stuart Squires

September 2020

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

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

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

September 2020

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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Quackery Reducks: A Discussion of Spiritual Consumerism in Post-Christian America

FRIENDLY GHOSTS, KARMIC REVENGE FANTASIES & COSMIC HAMSTER WHEELS

Pieter Vree & Jason M. Morgan

July-August 2020

People today are perhaps more gullible than at any time in history and likely to believe just about anything.

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Zélie Martin & Thérèse of Lisieux on Confronting the Fear of Death

SAINTLY EXAMPLES FOR A TIME OF PANDEMIC

Louise Carroll Keeley

July-August 2020

Thérèse understood that God’s love is not earned, that there is no merit in her that could compel God’s love or attention.

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Terrible Tenderness

Alex Taylor

June 2020

For humanists, the religious impulse is redirected from traditional religions toward a secularized system of values such as egalitarianism and bodily health.

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Countering the COVID-19 'Expert' Narrative

INDUCED PANIC HAS CRUSHED LIVELIHOODS & LIBERTIES

Michael S. Rose

June 2020

Shuttered churches, depression-level unemployment, tracking devices, drone surveillance, civilian snitching— is this really how we want to live?

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