Monthly Archives: June 2015

Utopia

“Those who advocate Utopia presume that they can become fathers of the future without having been children of the past.” – Hans Urs von Balthasar

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The best is yet to come.

        The Best Is Yet To Come, by Martin Nowak, DSPT Fellow and Professor at Harvard University 2015 DSPT Commencement Address

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The Spirit of the Age

“It is easy to give way to the dominant tendency to surrender to the spirit of the age and the spirit of the world by shutting our eyes to the errors of public opinion and the evils and injustice of … Continue reading

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It can be done.

“They had been men of little faith, with their continual questioning and their childish egotism; but now they went out into the civilized world full of the spirit of self-sacrifice and strong in soul. And they carried the new fire … Continue reading

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Meet the Anne Franks of Today

“It is unconscionable to remain willfully ignorant and silent while these Yazidi and Nigerian girls suffer. Not only are they victims of the authentic war on women, but they are also victims of a war on innocence and humanity itself.” … Continue reading

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Concerning the “Ecological” Path to Salvation

By their fruits you shall know them. A lot of people who get paid to think logically, rationally, and lucidly are overpaid. One who has performed these essential tasks above and beyond his pay-grade is Fr. James Schall, S.J. For … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness Encyclicals Aren’t Binding On Catholics

The Church exists to make us aware that Christ has profoundly altered mankind’s existential and eschatological circumstances and to help us adjust our lives accordingly. Secondarily, she may use her powers of persuasion to urge the adoption of moral standards … Continue reading

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An historical perspective…

(Islam] very nearly destroyed us. It kept up the battle against Christendom actively for a thousand years, and the story is by no means over; the power of Islam may at any moment re-arise.” – Hilaire Belloc, 1938  

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The Church is the place

“The Church is the place where the process of conforming humanity to the person and event of Christ is begun, the place where men dedicate themselves, in a faith that listens and obeys, to this event that is a person, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis goes off the rails…

Pope Pius IX’s 1854 Syllabus of Errors condemned modernity and was only finally brought into balance by the Second Vatican Council. This is the background to R. R. Reno’s assessment that Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment amounts to … Continue reading

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