11/14/16

When Walls Are More Merciful Than Bridges – Crisis Magazine

A few days before the U.S. presidential election and at a time when European countries are hastily constructing barricades along their borders, Pope Francis said that nations should not be building walls, but bridges. “Mercy,” said the Pope, “is much more effective than walls.” He added that “all walls fall.” Well, yes. At the Last …

Source: When Walls Are More Merciful Than Bridges – Crisis Magazine

11/9/16

Ideology is the Enemy of True Faith – Crisis Magazine

Events at the college where I teach have me thinking about the ersatz religion known as ideology. What are the signs that mark the difference between believing in God and asserting that if only everyone on earth would accept, let us say, the gender ideology of the secular west, we would bring about a golden …

Source: Ideology is the Enemy of True Faith – Crisis Magazine

11/7/16

The Tower of Babel and the Struggle to Be Like God – Crisis Magazine

History has a habit of repeating itself. No matter how advanced modern man becomes the world still seems to make similar mistakes as in the past and falls for the same lies. One of the lies which America continues to believe is the notion that man can become God. This struggle to be like God …

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11/2/16

What Real Church Reform Looks Like – Crisis Magazine

During my first tentative explorations into Catholicism, some Protestant friends pointed out examples of “bad Catholics” in their attempts to dissuade me from swimming the Tiber. The type is well-represented in literature, of course, including the “here comes everybody” of James Joyce, the Flyte’s of Brideshead Revisited or Crouchback’s of Sword of Honor, and many …

Source: What Real Church Reform Looks Like – Crisis Magazine

11/1/16

Wikileaks Reminds Us Why the Left Opposes Catholicism – Crisis Magazine

When Wikileaks recently dumped the cache of emails featuring Clinton staffers and allies mocking Catholics, and plotting a revolutionary “Catholic Spring,” I was neither shocked nor outraged. Granted, it is a little irritating to discover that the agenda-makers on the left look at you as though you were something they had just fished out of …

Source: Wikileaks Reminds Us Why the Left Opposes Catholicism – Crisis Magazine

11/1/16

Whats Wrong with Guaranteeing a Free College Education? – Crisis Magazine

Bernie Sanders failed in his bid for the presidency, but one of his major policy proposals—which helped to garner his much-discussed college student support—of guaranteeing free tuition at public universities and colleges is likely to continue to be pushed. It’s not surprising that this notion has gained traction, in light of the deepening student debt …

Source: Whats Wrong with Guaranteeing a Free College Education? – Crisis Magazine