Why has Pope Francis hamstrung the U.S. bishops?
By Christopher R. Altieri on Nov 12, 2018 09:49 pm
Pope Francis has ordered the Catholic Bishops of the United States to refrain from voting on a code of conduct and a lay-led oversight body to investigate bishops accused of misconduct. The President of the [...]
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Vatican cancels US bishops’ vote on sex abuse reform measures
By Catholic News Agency on Nov 12, 2018 10:40 am
By Ed Condon Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has told the American bishops that they will not vote on two key proposals which had been expected to form the basis for [...]
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Samuel Tadros writes: Many Middle Eastern Christians were never comfortable with the Arab/Islamic nature of the conflict with Israel, for the simple reason that they don’t consider themselves Arabs, let alone Muslims, and it has not escaped their attention that an Arab/Islamic identity has often been forced upon them. The rise in our time of Islamism, and the threat it poses for the future of Christians in the Middle East, has led many to see Israel as the proverbial enemy of their enemy. – Hudson Institute
PUBLIUS THE INSTITUTIONALIST
By EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin
National Review Online
Rather than ideology, our political culture at this point is almost entirely the function of a kind of breakdown of our social psychology, unleashed and unmoored from institutional constraints. Revisiting the Federalist Papers can help us to see our modern dilemmas more clearly. Read More
Clergy sex abuse on the rise again, and church leaders are ignoring why, sociologist saysBy Catholic News Agency on Nov 03, 2018 01:42 am
Denver, Colo., Nov 2, 2018 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- After years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse could be on the rise again, warns a professor-priest’s analysis of relevant data. The professor’s report sees a [...]
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Why Do Middle Eastern Refugees Vandalize Christian Structures? by Burak Bekdil
Great Books, Higher Education, and the Logos
By Michael Jordan on Nov 04, 2018 10:00 pm
The ends of higher education are the acquisition of wisdom and virtue and the serious pursuit of knowledge and truth.
Music for the Holy Souls
Fr. George W. Rutler
The biographies of classical composers could give the impression that irregular behavior has been almost a necessary attribute of great talent. A particularly rank example is the uniquely inventive Renaissance composer of sacred music and madrigals, Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, who murdered his wife and her lover, mutilated their corpses and exposed them naked […]
Europe's Civilizationist Parties
Don't shun the populists of Europe; work with and learn from themby Daniel Pipes
Christian Geopolitics and the Ukrainian Ecclesiastical Crisis by Irina Du Quenoy
SHIFTING TECTONIC PLATES IN EASTERN CHRISTIANITY
By EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel
The recent decision by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant autocephaly to a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church is perhaps the greatest shift in Eastern Christianity since Constantinople and Rome formally severed full communion in 1054. Read More
A Popular Defense of Our Undemocratic Constitution
The Vatican under Siege
What Must the Church Do to Restore Trust?
Robert Spencer and the Religion of Terror Jeffrey Rubin
Universalism, Particularism, and Anti-Semitism
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: For the world to emancipate itself from anti-Semitism, religions and political movements will have to accept individual freedom of conscience and cultural pluralism, which are essential if universalism and particularism are to coexist. That universalism and particularism can, in fact, coexist and thrive together is demonstrated by 3,000 years of Jewish history. When the world finally understands the merits of embracing universal values without shedding ethnic identity, Jews and Judaism will be genuinely understood and accepted.
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The Muddled Thinking of the Liberal Christian Regis Nicoll
Global Strike Media examines the shape and sources the challenge of modernity presents to Islam & Christendom. How their leaders conceived of solutions to socio-political,moral challenges of the 21st century.