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“Courage for conservatives today means refusing to be bullied or intimidated into acquiescing to, or silently going along with, the dogmas that the progressive movement, via the exercise of its extraordinary cultural power, is attempting to force on us. Courage means boldly speaking truth to cultural (and economic) power — out loud and in public.” Robert George Source: Robert George …

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Unions have never hesitated to resort to force, or physically to interfere with the employers’ business operations, often in violation of the law. The American labor movement was founded in lawlessness. The UAW obtained General Motors’ recognition in Flint, Michigan by staging an illegal sit-down strike in 1936-37, and defying federal court orders that they vacate GM’s premises. Historian Howard …

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Joshua Gregor writes that For at least the last 60 years there has been a vocal wing trying to make the church cater to secular fads under the pretense that this will attract people. So many churches put on ill-fitting trappings or accept every progressive trend that comes along, since we have to be “loving” and “tolerant.” It has often …

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Written on Jun, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

When I taught psychology in a state college in California, I would always have at least one student ever semester who would object to my introducing myself as”Fr Gregory” and for wearing a cassock. They should do this on the mistaken notion that I was violating the US Constitution. Recently, as the WSJ reports (paywall) “the National Assembly of Quebec …

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Written on Dec, 19, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The Acton Insitute’s Fr Robert Sirico has a beautiful reflection on Christmas. It is offered here in its entirety and without comment beyond my recommendation that you read it. In Christ, +Fr Gregory   (Acton Institute) Although the word nostalgia can be used to express a bittersweet longing for some pleasant remembrance of one’s past, it is safe to say that …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

I’m looking to rent a space near UW-Madison for a church. Any suggestions? For the last several months, the mission I serve (Ss Cyril & Methodius) has been meeting Sunday mornings in a space we rent from the Lutheran campus ministry program at UW. They have been nothing but wonderful hosts but I would like the parish to start the …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

“Order, peace, and fecundity depend on cultural distinctions; it is not these distinctions but the loss of them that gives birth to fierce rivalries and sets members of the same family or social group at one another’s throats. It is not the differences but the loss of them that gives rise to violence and chaos.” — Rene Girard

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Writing in the WSJ the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross tells us that “Since 1998, countless steel mills and aluminum smelters have closed. More than 75,000 steel jobs alone have disappeared.” While we can argue about the prudence of the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Secretary Ross’s comment is simply illogical. If we can’t count the number …

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David French at National Review writes: …the United States is in the grips of two simultaneous culture wars: a war over our national vision and a war over our national values. The war over our national vision is the classic culture war that most Americans understand — Will America be pro-life or pro-choice? Will it embrace the free market or …

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