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 never taught rational reasons to believe in God and had thus come to believe that religious belief was little more than superstition.

Our Hidden Treasure: The Catholic Vision of History

By Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell

History viewed through the lens of the Incarnation reveals God’s Providence at work in the world. The Incarnation offers a vision of history in tune with reality and through which different civilizations, cultures, and all human actions down through the centuries can best be understood.

Three Sane Decisions to Help You Save Your Soul

By Fr. Robert Spitzer

Allow me to share three decisions with you that I make every single day; products of my experience of Catholic education, as a student, also as a professor, and as a university president. They are in stark contrast to the world. They are the light of Christ, in my view. But because of the strength of the popular culture, I have to remind myself of them every single morning when I get up.

The Scandal of Uneducated College Graduates

By Dale Ahlquist

The rise of incomplete thinking has been marked over the last several decades by a near-total loss of true humanities studies at many colleges and universities. It’s a terrible scandal that, without authentic humanities education, universities around the world are manufacturing cohort after cohort of uneducated people.

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Saudi Arabia, Salafism, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia, Salafism, and U.S. Foreign Policy

By Gabriel Said Reynolds

When the April 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and a group of nations including the United States was concluded, the Obama administration scrambled to assure Saudi Arabia (Iran’s rival in the Middle East) of American friendship.

The Christian Understanding of the Human Person

The Christian Understanding of the Human Person

By Gerhard Cardinal Müller

With the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, the Second Vatican Council formulated the “Magna Carta” for integral human development. The Church sees herself as a part of humanity, intimately connected to the “joys and the hopes, the sadness and the anguish of the human person today.”

Faith and Marriage: Better Together?

Faith and Marriage: Better Together?

By W. Bradford Wilcox

Over the next decade, count on the press, academics, and pop culture icons to take a more negative view of religion in American life. This opposition has been driven by a variety of factors, such as the rise of the “new atheism” and conservative Christian alliances with the Republican Party and with President Donald Trump.

A People Without Melody

A People Without Melody

By Kurt Poterack

As a college music professor, I am asked from time to time by students what I think of this or that popular song or songwriter. Lyrics aside, I like to think that I can speak with some authority on the music itself, having a masters and doctorate in music composition.

Clinton, Trump, and the Politics of the English Language

Clinton, Trump, and the Politics of the English Language

By Ben Reinhard

Worrying about words may well seem like a frivolous luxury at this stage in the history of the Republic. We have, after all, recently witnessed the end of the most divisive election season in recent memory, waged between two of the most polarizing candidates in the history of the presidency.

Technology and the Language of Bodily Presence

Technology and the Language of Bodily Presence

By Mary Stanford

Though purveyors of modern technology boast of connecting the world like never before, human beings, paradoxically, are finding themselves in a state of near-pathological disconnection from one another. Why are our young people struggling to converse, concentrate, and create when they have been equipped with state-of-the-art tools designed to stimulate them socially as well as intellectually?

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