08/19/16

Olympic Signs of Contradiction – Crisis Magazine

Just before the 2016 Olympic Games began in Rio, Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch at the feet of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Images of Jesus with arms extended were beamed into homes around the world. This was not supposed to happen but there it was. Father Omar Raposo, rector at the …

Source: Olympic Signs of Contradiction – Crisis Magazine

08/18/16

The Abolition of God and the Annihilation of Man – Crisis Magazine

“It is not true, as is sometimes said, that man can organize the world without God. What is true is that, without God, he can ultimately only organize it against man. Exclusive humanism is inhuman humanism.”   ∼ Henri de Lubac, The Drama of Atheist Humanism “If God does not exist … everything is permitted.”   ∼ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, …

Source: The Abolition of God and the Annihilation of Man – Crisis Magazine

08/14/16

Leo XIII Knew Socialism Would Fail Because it was Evil – Crisis Magazine

It is generally held that Catholic Social Teaching begins with Pope Leo XIII’s masterly encyclical, Rerum Novarum (1891).  That, as I’ve tried to show, is a dreadful mistake.  Pope Leo considered it his duty to apply to current concerns the constant teaching of the Church and of the word of God.  Like Thomas Aquinas, the …

Source: Leo XIII Knew Socialism Would Fail Because it was Evil – Crisis Magazine

08/13/16

Recollections of Martyrdom in an Age of Terrorism – Crisis Magazine

The most dramatic part of being a Catholic lies in our calling to be ready for martyrdom. While not all of us are called to be actual martyrs, killed out of hatred for the Faith, the headlines announcing murders by ISIS and others who hate the Church and her members remind us that we could …

Source: Recollections of Martyrdom in an Age of Terrorism – Crisis Magazine