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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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A Demon-Haunted Europe: Democracy's Totalitarian Impulse

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RYSZARD LEGUTKO

Timothy D. Lusch

October 2017

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Big Brother North of the Border
November 2016

Canada is writing laws based on gender defined as a sense, an experience, and the result of expression: dress, hair, make-up, body language, voice, name, and personal pronoun use.

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Are You Sleeping?

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

November 2016

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Charles Curran Makes a Confession
September 2016

Fr. Charles Curran says he now recognizes "the omnipresent reality of white privilege and how it has affected our understanding of and approach to theology."

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Looking Beyond Malalapalooza
April 2016

For those seeking Muslim female viewpoints that depart from the politically correct narrative, we suggest the writings and speeches of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, and Brigitte Gabriel.

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Giving an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind
January-February 2016

When considering Muslim tolerance, one might inquire: Are Muslim attitudes toward drinking alcohol tolerant? And how about free speech? Women's rights? Freedom of religion? Music and Art?

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What If #AhmedIsaFake?
November 2015

"Clock boy" Ahmed Mohamed may have a promising career ahead of him, not as an engineer or an inventor but as a social agitator and propagandist.

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The Fraudsters of Islamophobia
June 2015

The slain editor of Charlie Hebdo has posthumously published a book on the subject of "Islamophobia," which he calls a "misplaced fight" spawned by "disgusting white, left-wing bourgeois paternalism."

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War on Christmas? Never Happened!
January-February 2015

The most convincing evidence that the war on Christmas has been won comes by way of media commentators who say the concept was just an invention of conservatives out to make a buck.

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Enjoy Christmas -- While It Lasts

GUEST COLUMN

John F. Gaski

December 2014

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Feminists Are Wrong About Women's Ordination

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

November 2011

A review by Anne Barbeau Gardiner of The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church

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Church, Women & Pants

BEAUTY & THE BEST

Gerrie Goguen

January 2008

Difficulties arise when women wear tight or revealing pants to Church: Men start seeing them as a collection of titillating body parts.

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Outlaw Blues
July-August 2007

Why is it that gay and lesbian students enjoy special protection from harassment while religious students do not?

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For "Diversity," but Not for Intellectual Diversity
June 2005

The Catholic Library Association is intolerant, exclusive, and truly authoritarian.

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Mammon Wins Again
June 2005

You just can't let religion and free speech get in the way of mammon.

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Charles Dickens's 'A Happy Holidays Song'

GUEST COLUMN

F. Douglas Kneibert

December 2003

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The Catholic Ethic Made Politically Correct

Thomas Storck

December 2003

Review of The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Community by John E. Tropman

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Inclusion Confusion
November 2003

Why does Audie Bock find it important to point out that she's small?

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Redskins in Indiana?
October 2003

If it's offensive to print Cleveland Indians, then it's even more offensive to make reference to the state of Indiana.

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It's Time for Another Free Speech Movement
April 2003

She required that we ban, Those damned suffixes, "man."

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Can We Please Have Some Compassion For People of Height?

YES, IT'S A SMALL WORLD, AFTER ALL

Thomas Martin

March 2003

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When the "Shorter Form" Is The Politically Correct Form
January 2003

This is blatant censorship and cowardly pandering to the Zeitgeist.

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
November 2002

"Psst! Hey kid, wanna buy a cup o' joe — real cheap? In a cool styrofoam cup!"

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Excerpts from The Dictionary of Diversity

GUEST COLUMN

Brent T. Zeringue

September 2002

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Pride Precedes a Great Fall
September 2002

The Washington Redskins must now also contend with PC Indian activists.

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Dodging the Real Issues
May 2001

Dodge ball has been targeted for extinction in two public school districts.

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Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones, But…
May 2001

Political correctness is nothing more than female touchiness writ large.

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Our Titanic Nonjudgmentalism

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

April 2000

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Don't Call It "Adultery," Call It "Loving More"
March 2000

The newest thing in our Society of Newspeak is "polyamory," the hip euphemism for polygamy.

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But Are Catholics B.C./A.D.-Compliant?
December 1999

Before the "Common Era," did mankind live in an uncommon era?

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The New "S" Word
October 1999

Calling women "sweethearts" is "sexist stereotyping" and "patronizing"?

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The New Totalitarianism: Forcing People to Be Tolerant

GUEST COLUMN

David J. Peterson

July/August 1999

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The Decadence of the Feminese Dialect

GUEST COLUMN

Roy Barkley

February 1999

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"Thou Shalt Not Be Judgmental" & Other Postmodernist Notions

THE REGRESSION TO BARBARISM

Leon McKenzie

October 1998

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Hitler: A Pioneer for the "Politically Correct"

A CHAT WITH ADOLF

Jude McCabeus

October 1997

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Why Hispanics Are Not 'Politically Correct'

THE DEBATE ABOUT WESTERN CULTURE

Thomas Storck

November 1995

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The Secular Mind IV: Relativism

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

January-February 1988

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