02/9/17

How Monasticism Testifies to God’s Reality – Crisis Magazine

Over the years, I have become acquainted with various logical arguments for the existence of God—some I find more convincing than others. Of course, the strongest evidence comes from direct experience, for God is a person to be mystically encountered, not an abstraction to be logically deduced. This should not be taken to imply that …

Source: How Monasticism Testifies to God’s Reality – Crisis Magazine

02/1/17

What Happened to American Liberalism? – Crisis Magazine

In an obscure article entitled “Catholics and Liberals: Decline of Détente,” in America magazine in 1974, the eminent Catholic scholar and historian James Hitchcock discussed a profound change that had occurred in American liberalism and argued that its new thinking put it increasingly at odds with Catholicism. Hitchcock was one of a number of writers …

Source: What Happened to American Liberalism? – Crisis Magazine

01/30/17

Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.” ∼ Executive order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United  States It can be expected that Catholic bishops will respond with dismay to President Trump’s order banning …

Source: Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

01/13/17

Our Allies in the War to Come – Crisis Magazine

As the Great Wall of Chinese communism begins to show signs of crumbling into a long overdue dilapidation, a billion people will be readier than they have ever been to hear the Good News of Christ. At the same time they will meet the immense force of the anti-evangelist, the advertiser, the marketer of western …

Source: Our Allies in the War to Come – Crisis Magazine

01/5/17

A Catholic Answer to the Indignities of Modern Man – Crisis Magazine

“When the sense of God is lost, there is also a tendency to lose the sense of man, of his dignity and his life.” ∼ Evangelium Vitae, 21 It is a perplexing fact of history that one of the world’s most prolific mass murderers, Adolf Hitler, was also a vegetarian who abhorred cruelty to animals. This …

Source: A Catholic Answer to the Indignities of Modern Man – Crisis Magazine

12/12/16

What is Progressive Derangement Syndrome? – Crisis Magazine

I noted recently that educated and well-placed people today tend toward a stripped-down view of man and society that redefines family, religious, and communal ties as private preferences, thereby erasing their public importance. The effect is to promote exclusive reliance on the social authority of bureaucratic and commercial arrangements. The existence and sentimentalization of non-binding private …

Source: What is Progressive Derangement Syndrome? – Crisis Magazine