Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Christianity invented children

Originally at: http://theweek.com/articles/551027/how-christianity-invented-children by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry We have forgotten just how deep a cultural revolution Christianity wrought. In fact, we forget about it precisely because of how deep it was: There are many ideas that we simply take for granted as natural … Continue reading

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Saint Catherine of Siena

Originally at: http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/audiences/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20101124.html BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 24 November 2010 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to talk to you about a woman who played an eminent role in the history of the Church: St … Continue reading

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A Great Rabbi Passes

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/2015/04/22/a-great-rabbi-passes/ by Filip Mazurczak Sunday, just days before his hundredth birthday, Elio Toaff, the former chief rabbi of Rome, died. A great promoter of Catholic-Jewish dialogue and friend of St. John Paul II, Rabbi Toaff was witness to an age … Continue reading

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The Fall of Fertility: How Redefining Marriage Will Further Declining Birthrates in the United States

Originally at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14885/ by Walter R. Schumm and Jason S. Carroll The current debate over the definition of marriage is typically portrayed as a decision about whether to “expand” or “extend” marriage to include same-sex couples. This argument, however, assumes that the … Continue reading

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Why Religious Liberty Arguments Aren’t Working

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/religious-liberty-arguments-arent-working by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE I am a very committed, very public advocate of marriage as a gender-based institution. Many of my fellow proponents of man/woman marriage cite religious liberty as an argument against redefining marriage. While I have great … Continue reading

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Beyond powerlessness over anti-Christian persecution

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/04/18/beyond-powerlessness-over-anti-christian-persecution/ by John Allen Though it seems almost perverse to seek a silver lining in the rise of ISIS, nevertheless there actually is one. It has at least put an end to a longstanding climate of denial that violent … Continue reading

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GREAT NEW “Word on Fire” SERIES

The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters   Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvVyaGztiDs Website: http://mysteryofgod.wordonfire.org/  Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, … Continue reading

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