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The Difficult Yet Noble Art of Politics

Like any art, politics can become excellent or even beautiful. We must strengthen our habits, know our history, cherish our traditions, and build up our institutions.

Dr. Kevin Walker
Jun 22, 2023
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‘Mostly Dead’ is ‘Still Alive’

A possible upcoming revision to the Uniform Declaration of Death Act could subjectivize the all-important issue of when a human being is truly dead.

Dr. Christopher A. DeCock
May 1, 2023
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How to Make Sense of Germany

How are Catholics to understand the confusion that has arisen from the German Synodal Way?

Prime Matters
Mar 15, 2023
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Strategic Recommendations for Evangelization in a Gnostic World

Christians living in the midst of the Gnostic visions of the modern world will benefit from five key recommendations based on St. John Henry Newman's insights into belief and imagination.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Feb 7, 2023
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The Gnostic Ideologies of the Modern Age

Many people in the West have accepted one of two modern narrative visions of the world: the techno-nationalist vision and the equity-justice vision. What are they?

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 14, 2022
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Making the Gospel ‘Real’ in a Gnostic World

There is a particular urgency for evangelization today. Catholic universities are uniquely positioned to play a powerful role in evangelization.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Nov 9, 2022
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The Enemy Next Door

The modern mind has turned back to an ancient pagan distinction between two kinds of enemies, and in our confusion, we have begun to ask “Who is my enemy?” rather than “Who is my neighbor?”

Dr. Jordan Almanzar
Nov 1, 2022
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Christopher Dawson, Culture, and the Spiritual Vacuum of the Modern West

Drs. Joseph Stuart and David Tamisiea discuss the ongoing impact of cultural historian Christopher Dawson, including his insights of the spiritual vacuum of the modern West.

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Dr. David Tamisiea
Oct 5, 2022
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The Hidden Origins of Victim Culture

The modern world's fixation on victimhood status is unique across cultures and history. From where did it arise?

Dr. Jordan Almanzar
Sep 8, 2022
Statue of Benedict at Monte Cassino

Why Require Benedict?

To study the life and legacy of St. Benedict is not only to encounter one of the most vibrant spiritual and theological traditions of the Church, but also to explore an enduring case study in the vital relationship between religion and culture.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Aug 22, 2022