When “Catholic Social Teaching” Becomes a Golden Calf

Over at The Catholic Thing, Robert Royal was kind enough to print my essay questioning whether there really is an official Catholic ideology, complete with policy mandates (such as open borders, a massive welfare state, etc.), that we can draw

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Dying Nuns, Liberalism, and Time Magazine

Time magazine, yes it is still being published, serves one useful function.  It normally gives insight into how doctrinaire liberals view the world.  It is often unintentionally hilarious as the writers demonstrate a cluelessness about the subject that they are

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Jihad, U. S. Branch

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, suggests that if you are not nervous about Jihad, you probably should be: You might want

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PopeWatch: Father Benoka

The Cavalry that Christians throughout the Middle East, and particularly in Syria and Iraq have been undergoing continues unabated: Pope Francis telephoned a priest serving refugees at a camp in northern Iraq last month after receiving a heartfelt letter from

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So Atlanta Is Ours, and Fairly Won

In the above dispatch on September 3, 1864 Sherman informed Chief of Staff Halleck of the news that Atlanta had fallen.  Hundreds of telegrams, and thousands of letters, of congratulation from the great and humble of the North  descended on Sherman’s headquarters.  In his

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