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Screwtape 2020

GUEST COLUMN

Michael Thomas Cibenko

June 2020

The devil sees shepherds "withholding essential nourishment" from their flocks as "a delightful thing to behold."

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Culture Wars, Inc.

A MORALITY TALE ABRIDGED FOR MODERN READERS

Hilarious Bookbinder

March 2019

When Cosmoception Corporation sponsored a Coming Out of the Closet Celebration, the company ordered a rainbow-striped cake from Redneck Delicacies, Inc., a small shop tucked in the Appalachians.

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A Trialogue With C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther & Thomas Aquinas

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 'MERE CHRISTIANITY'?

Peter Kreeft

December 2017

C.S. Lewis is sitting alone late at night at his big oak desk at The Kilns, Oxford, writing Mere Christianity, his little masterpiece...

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Love & Reason: A Dialogue

THE HORNS OF A PRISONER'S DILEMMA — PART II

John M. Gist

October 2016

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Rational Self-Interest & Justice: A Dialogue

THE HORNS OF A PRISONER'S DILEMMA — PART I

John M. Gist

September 2016

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A Dialogue of Forms

MUTUAL ENRICHMENT ?

W. Patrick Cunningham

July-August 2015

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The Penitent Pigeon

A SHORT STORY

Andrew M. Seddon

June 2013

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Wheat of Lions

A SHORT STORY

Andrew M. Seddon

May 2013

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Miracles Do Not Speak Halfway

A SHORT STORY

Mitchell Kalpakgian

December 2008

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One Red Rose for Christmas

A CATHOLIC VISION OF LIFE

Mitchell Kalpakgian

December 2006

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What Part of "Is" Don't They Understand?

"THIS IS MY BODY"

Brent T. Zeringue

March 2004

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The Bileworm Memorandum

SIX STRATEGIES FOR SATANIC SOVEREIGNTY

Eugene Hoyas

February 2001

The devil shares his business plan to destroy "orthodox fools" through schism, revolution, division, and other tactics.

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The Great Realignment of 2004-2012: The Catholic Church Splits, The Episcopal Church Triumphs

LOOKING BACKWARD FROM YEAR 2015

Lee Penn

December 2000

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The Dead Sea Polls

GUEST COLUMN

Larry A. Carstens

September 2000

A scroll was recently found in a clay pot in a cave. The writer belonged to an influential class of ancient Judeans called the Amerisees.

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The Cloning of Margaret Fanger

THE FOUNDER OF CANNED PARENTHOOD

Brent T. Zeringue

September 2000

This fictional piece uses exact quotes of the real-life Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

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Sexual Confusion at Kinsey Elementary School

INFORMATION OVERLOAD FOR KIDS

Brent T. Zeringue

April 2000

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An Immodest Proposal

TRULY "PRO-CHILD, PRO-FAMILY & PRO-CHOICE"

Andrea Burman

November 1999

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A Catholic Schoolboy Meets the President

FIRST COMMUNICANTS SHARE MEMORIES

Brent T. Zeringue

July/August 1998

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Bejesus Seminar Discovers New Gospel in Desert, Common Sand & Call to Faction Supporters Jubilant

A SENSITIVE JESUS WHO SAYS HE'S SORRY & GOES FREE

Andrea Burman

March 1998

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Enlightenment?

HOW THE SECULARISTS SEE THINGS

Peter Kreeft

December 1996

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New World Aborning

A SHORT STORY

Sheldon Vanauken

January/February 1995

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A Trialogue With C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther & Thomas Aquinas

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 'MERE CHRISTIANITY'?

Peter Kreeft

July-August 1994

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Michael's Pillow

A SHORT STORY

J. Mulrooney

December 1992

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Jingo

A SHORT STORY

Binney Paik

May 1990

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Socrates Meets the Modern World (or, the Myth of Progress)

ANCIENT WISDOM VS. MODERN KNOWLEDGE

Peter Kreeft

May 1987

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Easy Pickings

A SHORT STORY

Carl R. Schmahl

January-February 1987

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The Screwtape Letters, 1985

HOW TO UNDERMINE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

John Mallon

December 1985

Wormwood’s younger cousin, Lackluster, has received an unprecedented appointment for so young a demon.

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Socrates on “Rock”

THE POWER OF MUSIC

Peter Kreeft

June 1984

Socrates would say that good music is music that makes the soul better, that is, more harmonious, and bad music is music that makes the soul unharmonious.

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Socrates on Communism & Capitalism

WHAT, THEN, IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Peter Kreeft

May 1984

Socrates asks, What do you think would happen to a capitalist nation if everyone practiced the greedlessness of Jesus, or Buddha, or even Thoreau?

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Socrates on “Pot”

CLICHÉS QUESTIONED

Peter Kreeft

April 1984

Here he is — the wonderful troublemaker, the gadfly of Athens who makes difficulties everywhere, especially where life is too easy for thought or thought too easy for honesty.

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