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Father Tom: A discourse on normalcy

Father Tom: A discourse on normalcy

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Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

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Thought for the day: Standing together

Thought for the day: Standing together

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Competition and the pathology of profit

Competition and the pathology of profit

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Thought for the day: Be wary of rulers

Thought for the day: Be wary of rulers

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The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

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Manipulating the religious landscape

Manipulating the religious landscape

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Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

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Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

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Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

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Thought for the day: Socialism and society

Thought for the day: Socialism and society

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Book review: An Anxious Age, The Post-Protestant Ethic

Book review: An Anxious Age, The Post-Protestant Ethic

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Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

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Book review: Why Place Matters

Book review: Why Place Matters

Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America: Looking for a place to call one's own.

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Book review: Making Gay Okay

Book review: Making Gay Okay

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Thought for the day: Justice and country

Thought for the day: Justice and country

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Thought for the day: A deranged age

Thought for the day: A deranged age

Who is man?

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Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

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Thought points: the Catholic Church as field hospital

Thought points: the Catholic Church as field hospital

Suffering without meaning brings about despair: an equation formulated by Viktor Frankl.

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Pope Francis and the New Socialism

Pope Francis and the New Socialism

In his encyclical Lumen Fidei - the Light of Faith - Pope Francis warns against deceivers who cloak their true aims with environmentalism.

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Thought for the day: honoring vocation

Thought for the day: honoring vocation

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Thought for the day: fear sustains dictatorships

Thought for the day: fear sustains dictatorships

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The intellectual source of the Supremes' DOMA decision

The intellectual source of the Supremes' DOMA decision

The sociological illiteracy of Justice Kennedy's opinion on DOMA.

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Justice Scalia breaks down majority opinion on DOMA

Justice Scalia breaks down majority opinion on DOMA

Scalia denounced the majority opinion on DOMA saying that it cast proponents of traditional marriage as a "wild-eyed lynch mob" while besmirching the Executive and Legislative branches of federal government.

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Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

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Pope's message for peace: down with the dictatorship of relativism

Full text of Pope Benedict's message for the world day of peace.

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Notes from the Post-Modern underground: intellectuals and moral depravity

Notes from the Post-Modern underground: intellectuals and moral depravity

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The Jewish Question revisited

The Jewish Question revisited

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Voting and the principle of double effect

Voting and the principle of double effect

Catholics are faced with difficult choices in the coming presidential elections. Here are some ways to weigh the choices.

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Cultus and culture

Cultus and culture

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The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

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On a day like today: Robert Herrick and the rise of secularism

On a day like today: Robert Herrick and the rise of secularism

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The Righteous Mind: book review

The Righteous Mind: book review

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The Forum and the Tower: book review

The Forum and the Tower: book review

Author Mary Ann Glendon writes on the place of intellectuals in politics.

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The disembodied legacy of Christopher Hitchens

The disembodied legacy of Christopher Hitchens

Not to be anywhere, no touch or taste or smell—this is to be disembodied, to be something other than human. The very thought of it will keep you awake, aware of this life, this body, this time, and this place.

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Thought for the Day: Intolerant tolerance

Thought for the Day: Intolerant tolerance

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The Swerve: book review

The Swerve: book review

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Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P.: reflecting on his life and work

Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P.: reflecting on his life and work

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said he would have like to have met and chatted with Hitchens, "beyond the controversies and preconceived attitudes."

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The Glass Harmonica: book review

The Glass Harmonica: book review

Glass Harmonica is an unusual book: a work of historical fiction bridging the late 18th and 19th centuries, as well as Europe and North America. Written by a historian, it has an intriguing verisimilitude.

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Would you kill one person to save five?

Would you kill one person to save five?

Michigan State University students faced a moral dilemma in a psychological experiment led by researcher Carlos David Navarrete.

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Philosophy can benefit society, aid search for peace and development - UN official

Philosophy, the exercise of critical thought and freedom of expression are vital in the search for lasting responses to the challenges of peace and development, a top United Nations official stated as the world body marked this year?s World Philosophy Day.

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