02/16/17

Dignitas: The Manners of Humility – Crisis Magazine

Accounts vary, and a few say that the story about our civil Founders is apocryphal, but it would seem that the story is true. As one of the more jovial national patriarchs, Gouverneur Morris, a native of New York City, but representing Pennsylvania, willingly accepted a challenge from Alexander Hamilton during the Constitutional Convention in …

Source: Dignitas: The Manners of Humility – Crisis Magazine

02/15/17

How Christianity Civilized Mankind – Crisis Magazine

Anyone who knows anything about the Judeo-Christian tradition (an increasingly small group, I know) is aware that the Hebrew law “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” was intended to limit the bloodthirsty drive for vengeance. As Saint Augustine observed, “For who will of his own accord be satisfied with a …

Source: How Christianity Civilized Mankind – 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

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 …

Source: The Tower of Babel and the Struggle to Be Like God – 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