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Healing hatred and anger after Charlottesville

The confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nationwide reaction to it are clear signs of the tensions simmering just below the surface of our society. But we know as people […]

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Motown and the turbocharged Church

Detroit hasn’t gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it’s struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But […]

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Living out the Cabrini Option

There’s much current debate about “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation,” the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here’s […]

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Genetic editing: Stranger than fiction

We’ve all heard the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction, right? Well, the truth is also apparently becoming even stranger–as evidenced by the recent news that, for the […]

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What’s with the buzz about The Benedict Option?

It’s hard to recall another Christian book that has garnered so much attention in the media and has generated such vigorous discussion among pundits as Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: […]

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Ecumenism, influence-envy, etc.

Defending the indefensible is never pretty. Or so we’re reminded by recent attempts from the portside of the Catholic commentariat to defend the madcap analysis of America’s alleged “ecumenism of […]

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Questions of competence

It’s a safe bet that 99.95% of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics have never heard of La Civiltà Cattolica [Catholic Civilization], a journal founded in 1850 by the Jesuits of […]

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Are jihadis “losers”?

When I first visited Israel in 1988, my friend Professor Menahem Milson, a distinguished Arabist at Hebrew University who was Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s military aide during Sadat’s historic visit […]

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Teen Vogue’s anti-theology of the body

If your daughter has a subscription to Teen Vogue, I would strongly urge you to cancel it. Immediately. The magazine recently featured a how-to article about a particular sexual act […]

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The cooler Cold War

The claim that “the Cold War is over” and that the West needs a “new paradigm” for relations with Russia has become an antiphon in some conservative political circles – […]

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What is your question about G.K. Chesterton?

Dale Ahlquist is the President of the American Chesterton Society. The G.K. Chesterton Conference will be at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, July 27-29. For more information: https://www.chesterton.org/36th-annual-chesterton-conference Here are three […]

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Awkward? Or wise?

Asked to name books that gave me the greatest intellectual jolt in recent decades, I’d quickly cite two. N.T Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God (Fortress Press) accepts […]