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Selected Articles of Interest

Notre Dame, China, and Standing Up for Human Rights Catholic News Agency
The time is right for Notre Dame to do for Jimmy Lai what Fr. Theodore Hesburgh did for Lech Walesa at the 1982 commencement

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example Catholic News Agency
Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God

Americans ‘in a Different Place Spiritually Than We Were’ on 9/11 National Catholic Register
The fall of Kabul marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, stirring shame, self-examination and calls for spiritual renewal back home.

Secularization, Marxism, and the Enlightenment in Augusto Del Noce Catholic World Report
It was modernity’s rejection of transcendence, argued the Italian political philosopher, that ultimately led to the eclipse of the moral absolutes that led “to the hubris of science as the new ideal that rises and replaces the others as primary value.”

Freedom of Opinion and Political Correctness: An interview with Cardinal Müller Catholic World Report
“Cancel culture,” says Gerhard Cardinal Müller in an interview with Lothar C. Rilinger, “is just another name for the brainwashing that the Communists in China and the Soviet Union developed to the utmost perfection.”

A Response to the “Statement of Principles” First Things
Salvatore J. Cordileone archbishop of San Francisco's response to sixry Democratic members of Congress, all Catholics

Why Critical Race Theory is contrary to Catholic Education The Catholic World Report
In times of heightened concern and emotion, it is necessary that Catholic education inform and guide students’ understanding with great caution against divisive ideological and political influences.

The Gnostic heresy’s political successors The Catholic World Report
What Eric Voegelin saw in various gnostic ideologies is manifestly present in Critical Race Theory and the rest of the “woke” insanity now spreading like a cancer through the body politic.

Bishop Paprocki Reflects on the Recent Violent Capitol Lockdown National Catholic Register
The bishop of Springfield, Ill. considers the recent riots at the US Capitol posing critical questions that every Catholic should reflect upon during this crucial time.

Social Shutdowns as an Extraordinary Means of Saving People's Lives National Catholic Register
Some Catholic moral principles to help illuminate how best to address a pandemic.

50 Years Ago, Solzhenitsyn Received the Nobel Prize for Reminding Us of a ‘Forgotten God’ National Catholic Register
COMMENTARY: On Oct. 8, 1970, the Russian writer who exposed communism’s hatred for God was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Wanted: Pastors with Courage First Things
The new religion of anti-racism encourages people to practice what Jesus condemned: “Do not judge, lest you too be judged” (Matt. 7:1).

Facts without Truth, Truths without Facts The Catholic World Report
Fallacious reasoning, when it reaches a critical mass, becomes a mass delusion, and destruction is preceded by delusion.

Master of Victims: Wokeness and the current war against Truth The Catholic World Report
We are now witnessing a glut of economic and political pretensions. Throw into the mix a virulently vacuous use of the term “racist,” and we begin the emotional descent into a tribalism that can only lead to chaos.

The Triumph of Truth: Overlooking the Obvious The Catholic World Report
How do we, who so explicitly and implicitly accept the rationality inherent in the scientific method, miss the certainty inherent in simple rational proofs and arguments?

Catholic Hospitals Under Attack First Things
Catholic hospitals are under unremitting attack—from prestigious medical journals, media, and lawyers in courtrooms.

Transforming Quarantine Into Retreat First Things
Here are some resources that can help redeem the rest of Lent and the upcoming Easter season.

Dennis Prager: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl PragerU
What is mankind’s greatest pursuit? (Video)

The fundamental crisis of contemporary culture and the wisdom of St. Thomas The Catholic World Report
The division between the mind and reality, says Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., and the project of self-creation, has sparked the disunity between us and all others.

China in Hong Kong: Why ‘the First Freedom’ Will Be the First to Disappear National Catholic Register
Religious freedom’s very existence poses a threat to the power of the People’s Republic of China.

Algorithm Religion First Things
The self-driving car is coming. It is not just possible but a virtual—so to speak—certainty, within perhaps a decade.

Advent and the Apocalypse catholic world report
On the Readings for Sunday, December 1st, the First Sunday of Advent

Why the issue of abortion is still the preeminent priority catholic world report
It is the belief of this pro-life leader that those who consider abortion as merely one issue among others see abortion as just that—an issue. They don’t see 60 million dead people.

The Ten Commandments: What You Should Know PragerU
Dennis Prager explains how the Ten Commandments led to the creation of Western Civilization and why they remain relevant to your life today.

Reverence for Communion: Jesus’ Words Mean What He Says; Does Our ‘Amen’? National Catholic Register
There is no doubt in Scripture or Church teaching that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Holy Eucharist.

What we’re up against:
Confronting our Gnostic empire of desire (part 1)
The Catholic World Report
Americans today are at heart revolutionaries for revolution’s sake alone, rebelling now not against oppressive monarchies for the sake of ordered liberty but rebelling for disorder against the very truths of Nature and Nature’s God.

What we’re up against:
Confronting our Gnostic empire of desire (part 2)
The Catholic World Report
The Gnostics tell a captivating counterstory to the Christian story of salvation history, and Gnosticism allows one to reject traditional Christianity while still claiming the name.

The big shift in Church-State conflicts The Catholic World Report
The more urgent church-state struggles these days arise from government encroachment, either actual or threatened, on free exercise.

A Church view of socialism Our Sunday Visitor
From the perspective of Catholic doctrine, socialism has several significant flaws. Two of the most fundamental are its view of the person and its treatment of private property.

Vatican’s new critique on gender theory a ‘toothless lion’: Catholic sociologist LifeSite News
The document seems like a toothless lion which roars and, at the same time, stretches out a paw of 'dialogue' to those who want to rob him from his offspring.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says Catholi News Agency
The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation

Archbishop Gomez: Confession is sacred National Catholic Register
St. Mateo Correa Magallanes was a priest and a Knight of Columbus. During the persecution of the Church in Mexico in 1927, he had a choice to make.

Violence Against Christians and the Waning of Reason (Bsp Robert Barron) The Catholic World Report
By far the most persecuted religious group in the world today are Christians, and they are dying by the thousands especially in the Middle East and in Africa.

In new essay, Benedict XVI addresses sex abuse scandal Catholi News Agency
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church.

Manifesto of Faith (By Cardinal Gerhard Müller) Catholi News Agency
In the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith, many bishops, priests, religious and lay people of the Catholic Church have requested that I make a public testimony about the truth of revelation.

Ben Shapiro: This time, leftist radicals are coming for Catholics first, then us Jews LifeSite News
Unfortunately, the attacks on Catholics have come first and foremost.

The Least of These First Things
There has been much righteous criticism of the forty-four Democratic senators who thwarted a bill that would have protected babies who survive abortion from death-by-neglect and infanticide.

The Ever-Present Totalitarian Temptation First Things
First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Václav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “The Power of the Powerless,” retains its salience four decades later.

Statement on the New York State Abortion Law of 2019 First Things
There has been a dramatic expansion of the abortion regime in New York State.

St. John Paul II’s Letter to Families Still Conveys ‘Civilization of Love‘ National Catholic Register
Prophetic papal document continues to inspire domestic churches 25 years later.

The Death of Clear Thinking First Things
Roy Richard Grinker made an impassioned plea in the New York Times for the American Psychiatric Association to remove “being trans” from its list of mental disorders.

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