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Ideology Makes You Stupid

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In a recent editorial, Heidi Schlumpf, editor of the National Catholic Reporter, suggests that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the “future of the Catholic Church.” Her encomium was inspired by the congresswoman’s expression of outrage, after a Republican congressman had referred to her by a commonplace obscenity, muttering as he made his way down a […]

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Style, Man, Style

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When you fornicate,” said Jesus apparently in some gospel or other, “do not fornicate as the pagans do. They seek out weak women whose yes may be no, and who do not know their own minds, and when they get what they want, they persist unto emotional distress. Truly I tell you, they will get […]

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The Radical Error of Our Time

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Egalitarianism is the radical error of our time.  If we do not attack it at the root, we will find we have nothing of cultural or spiritual value left to conserve. The position of the conservative, whether liberal in his politics or otherwise, presumes inequality.  A man ought to love his homeland more than he loves another, […]

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Who Would Have Know?

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A few days ago, the Nashua Public Library hosted a Drag Queen Teen Time starring the soi-disant Monique Toosoon, a gay man whom the once-conservative Manchester Union Leader—in a short puff-piece—denominated as “she.” Over 130 people attended, mostly women and teenagers. When one girl asked the transvestite Toosoon whether a girl could be a drag queen, he said […]

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Getting Our Creation Wrong

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When the Pharisees came to Jesus to ask for what reasons a man might put away his woman, Jesus does not refer to the opinions of Hillel or Shammai, the titans of the previous generation of rabbis – the one liberal, the other conservative. He goes even behind the law of Moses, which he says […]

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Of Dante and Our Current Crisis

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In these bad days I have called to mind Dante’s Inferno.  I think of the structure of the City of Dis, the Hell within Hell.  Outside of its miserable walls are punished those sinners who gave in to immoderate desires for things that are naturally good, such as the intercourse of the sexes, male and female, […]

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Why Catholics Must ‘Judge’ in Order to Get Out of Abuse Crisis

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“Do you not know,” says Saint Paul, “that we shall judge angels?”  Therefore we are within our rights to judge a mere man’s actions, setting aside any presumption that we know for certain what is in his heart.  Not only may we do so.  We must.  Public order demands it, and justice, and that part of charity, requiring […]

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Genuine Faith Requires More than Niceness

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In my previous article I expressed some disagreement with people who said that the now disgraced Theodore McCarrick must never have had more than a “notional” faith, because otherwise he never would have done the wicked things he did. In the meantime, one of my acquaintances described her encounters with McCarrick, who was invariably nice to […]

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Enough Already

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Let us hear no more from priests, prelates, and Catholic writers dissenting from the truth – from reason, from Scripture, from the constant and clear teaching of the Church in the matter of the creation of mankind male and female, the one-flesh union willed by God from the beginning, the raising of boys to be […]