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Written on Mar, 04, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Though I’m interested in how trust in religious institutions like churches have suffered, this is simply part of a larger erosion of cultural trust in all institutions. Religious communities,  though,  are as a good an illustration of this as anything else.  … historian Martin Marty describes a “seismic shift” in religion. “From the birth of the republic until around 1965, as …

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When we close down free trade, or allow others to close it down for us, we lose not only the material advantages that it brings to us as individual consumers, as producers, and as a nation. We lose the moral advantages that it brings us as well.

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Written on Jan, 21, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute was on with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto for coverage of the Prayer Service the day after President Trump’s inauguration. I thought Fr Sirico offered a sound and sober reflection on the day’s event. In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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Jihadists and Progressives Together: That Christianity is “the root of the West, the West’s living source” is at best unremembered. It is more accurate to say that it is remembered, but also hated and rejected. The West — Europe and North America — knows its roots perfectly well and that Christianity is still undeniably a source of life. The West …

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Written on Jun, 08, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

It is the merit of psychoanalysis that it has demonstrated that even the behavior of neurotics and psychopaths is meaningful, that they too act and aim at ends, although we who consider ourselves normal and sane call the reasoning determining their choice of ends nonsensical and the means they choose for the attainment of these ends contrary to purpose. von …

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