Why Liberalism Failed… and Can’t Be Fixed

  Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen (248 pages, Yale University Press, 2017)   Many commentators have observed that liberalism is coming apart. The liberal order no longer provides the security and happiness that it always promised. Some link the … Continue reading

An Archbishop Ruthlessly Slaps Truth

“Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.” The Chinese here means the Communist Party and the government of the People’s Republic of China. These words are from Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, … Continue reading

Cardinal Cupich’s Modernist Concepts

Reading Church documents written in progressive jargon requires a lot of attention, patience, and analysis. That is because ideas in these documents are not expounded clearly and logically but rather with circumlocutions and contradictions; they are more suggested than affirmed. … Continue reading

The History of a Tomorrow Without God

The bestselling book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, is dangerous for Catholics of little faith. Rarely do you see a book that is so cunningly written to shake certainties and present as inevitable a stark and Godless future … Continue reading

Father Martin’s Double Standard

  Father Martin’s Double Standard “The Rev. James Martin is a Roman Catholic rock star.” That is how his admirer Frank Bruni described him, in a February 3, 2018 Op-Ed in The New York Times. He continued: His books, including … Continue reading

Preparing for Christmas

Vicente Borras Abella (1867–1945) is one of those Spanish painters who attained their full artistic maturity in the first half of the twentieth century. His family is from Valencia, a seaside city where the golden sunlight on the Mediterranean inspired … Continue reading

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