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 …

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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