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The Godless Roots of Socialism

The Godless Roots of Socialism

By Catherine Ruth Pakaluk
Download PDF What is it about socialism? It seems that the arguments against it, no matter how finely tuned, have to be made over and over again in every generation.  It pops up in one nation faster than it can be put down in another. The sons of men who fought...
The Power of Festivity in Unfestive Times

The Power of Festivity in Unfestive Times

By Dr. Daniel McInerny
Download PDF You are very brave to sit down to read a piece by a philosopher on the theme of festivity.  We philosophers do not exactly have a reputation for spreading joy and the festive spirit. We can, in fact, be rather dull at parties, especially when we start...
The Lord’s Day: Reclaiming Sunday and Transforming the Culture

The Lord’s Day: Reclaiming Sunday and Transforming the Culture

By Cardinal Francis Arinze
Download PDF “The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein”, sings the psalmist in Psalm 24:1. In making the incisions on the Paschal Candle at the Easter Vigil initial ceremony, the celebrant solemnly proclaims: “Christ...
You Will Be My Witnesses

You Will Be My Witnesses

By Pope St. John Paul the Great
Download PDF The following text is from a recently discovered hand-written manuscript written by then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyła between 1965-1966. It was published in English for the first time in 2020. The future pope reflects on St. Paul’s sermon in Athens from Acts of...
How to Talk to Atheists with Clarity and Confidence

How to Talk to Atheists with Clarity and Confidence

By Brandon Vogt
Back in 2013, at the height of the so-called “New Atheism,” I realized that many young people were being drawn into this movement, swayed by poor arguments and heated rhetoric, in particular through the internet. That group included a lot of young Catholics who were...
Our Hidden Treasure: The Catholic Vision of History

Our Hidden Treasure: The Catholic Vision of History

By Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell
Download PDF Ask a typical university student what he considers to be the most important event in all of history.  He might offer responses such as “the invention of the printing press,” or “the Industrial Revolution,” or “the civil rights movement.” These are...
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