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Going for Broke

Stephen P. White

By almost any measure, America is the wealthiest nation in the world. Whether compared to other nations of the world today or in the past, ours stand out as perhaps the most affluent society in history. Are we better for it?

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The Catholic Thing / September 23, 2021

Something To Look Forward To

Francis X. Maier

One of the disagreeable facts about members of every elite modern leadership class—take the Boston to Washington corridor, for example—is that they tend to nibble, metaphorically, on the people they lead.

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Public Discourse / September 23, 2021

Catholic “Beliefs” and the Abortion Debate

George Weigel

The correct answer to the question of when human life begins is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of scientific fact.

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Syndicated Column / September 22, 2021

Texas Program Offers Real Alternatives to Abortion

Mary FioRito

Pro-life centers and charities that serve pregnant women will need to prepare themselves, yet not be deterred from their work. Lives—and the truth—are at stake.

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Newsweek / September 20, 2021

A Bold Catholic Investment in Inner-City Education

George Weigel

It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway in Baltimore, one of America’s most troubled cities.

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Syndicated Column / September 15, 2021

Judging the Sins of Our Fathers

Carl R. Trueman

There are some very hard questions to ask about our forefathers. But they cannot be asked in isolation from consideration of our own complicity in the exploitation and evils of today’s globalized economy.

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First Things / September 9, 2021

Speaking of the Synod

Stephen P. White

If the Church would keep the sheep in the fold, and call home those who have strayed, it would do well to speak in a recognizable voice.

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First Things / September 9, 2021

The Mighty Pen of Father Paul Mankowski, S.J.

George Weigel

A new anthology highlights the work of the late Father Paul Mankowski, one of the U.S. Church’s brightest spirits and noblest sons.

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Syndicated Column / September 8, 2021

Pro-Lifers Cheer New Texas Law, While Abortion Advocates Show Their True Colors

Mary FioRito

Given abortion’s long association with eugenics, it wasn’t necessarily surprising that some opposing the new Texas law voiced appalling statements about people living with a variety of disabilities.

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Our Sunday Visitor / September 7, 2021

Vatican Diplomacy Making a Difference

George Weigel

Vocal Vatican advocacy for such basic human rights as religious freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of the press could make a real difference for persecuted Catholics in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Syndicated Column / September 1, 2021

Make America Great Again, Again, 2024

Francis X. Maier

In the past, our private and public lives played out within the framework of a broad, biblically inspired set of beliefs and moral behaviors. Politics is now, in effect, our religion—but without the irritating, aerodynamic drag of a “God” to act as a brake on our hatreds.

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First Things / August 31, 2021

What Ever Happened to the “Lay Moment”?

Stephen P. White

The mission of the Church is not the responsibility of the diocesan pastoral center or some committee in the parish. It can’t be delegated or outsourced or professionalized. The mission belongs to all of us.

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The Catholic Thing / August 26, 2021