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Written on Nov, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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Written on Oct, 24, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Transgender activists frequently argue that men who wish to present themselves as women (male-to-female or MtF transgenders) have a female gender identity, probably innate, that conflicts with their biological sex. Such men, they argue, are “women trapped in men’s bodies” and therefore are suitable candidates for so-called “gender affirmation treatment”: drugs, hormones, and surgery that won’t change their sex but …

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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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Written on Aug, 12, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Aug, 12, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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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