The Santa Fe Chill

Contrary to what many artists claim, protesting against offensive art is never free publicity. Few things hurt the arts community more than when it produces works that lose touch with its supporting community. This is especially evident in the wave … Continue reading

We Came, We Saw, She Conquered!

The Public Square Rosary campaign began with a discussion about commemorating the 90th anniversary of the last apparition at Fatima when Our Lady performed the Miracle of the Sun. Its organizers tried to think of a special way to make … Continue reading

The Return of the Radical Atheists

After decades of ignoring the huge influence of religion in society, journalists and analysts are now discovering the “danger” of religious radicalism. It has become trendy to decry the rise of fundamentalists of any sort and to Talibanize religious groups … Continue reading

Trouble Brewing in China

For decades, American businessmen have been outsourcing production and setting up factories in Communist China. They cite a large and industrious work force with minimal labor costs as the reason that supposedly allows them to manufacture a product at the … Continue reading

Learning to Brave The Storms of History

Nestled in the foothills of the Austrian Alps stands the historic fourteenth-century Carthusian Charterhouse in Gaming. Since medieval times, the monastery has weathered the storms of history. It has seen good times and bad; stability and revolution; peacetime and war. … Continue reading

Up to the Challenge in Louisiana

With bagpipes blazing and a large American flag towering above, a massive crowd made way for a curious sight: two long lines of boys marching behind the flag on the way to watch the Fourth of July fireworks aboard the … Continue reading

Remembering the Victims of Communism

On June 12, the Victims of Communism Memorial was officially unveiled in the presence of government leaders, diplomatic corps members, ethnic leaders, foreign dignitaries and other supporters. Located in the nation’s capital, President George Bush received the memorial on behalf … Continue reading

The Da Vinci Code One Year Later

It seems like ages but it was barely a year ago when media hype was heralding The Da Vinci Code as the unstoppable and unforgettable film of 2006. Like the book that dominated The New York Times Best-Seller list for … Continue reading

Recalled to Action: A Peek at the Catholic Left

Hype and media coverage often give the impression that leftist organizations make up almost monolithic forces of change against which conservatives can do nothing. This is also true of the so-called progressive Catholic groups whose media projection of their influence … Continue reading

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