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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The Liberal Origins of the Pro-Life Movement

The Liberal Origins of the Pro-Life Movement

By Daniel K. Williams

This year’s sharply differing Democratic and Republican platform statements on abortion reflect a partisan polarization on the issue that surprises no one. Ideological bifurcation between pro-choice liberals and pro-life conservatives has continued for so long that the pro-life movement’s origin as a liberal cause has been almost entirely forgotten.

Critical Thinking and the Culture of Skepticism

Critical Thinking and the Culture of Skepticism

By R. R. Reno

It is not possible to overstate the overemphasis on critical thinking in higher education. I have been to faculty meetings devoted to defining curricular goals. The discussion quickly becomes intense.

ISIS and Its Historical Context

ISIS and Its Historical Context

By Brendan J. McGuire

In recent months, the horrifying spectacles associated with the rise of ISIS have been seared into the consciousness of the Western world. In a manner freakish to most Westerners, the organization has continually publicized its own brutality, with professionally produced videos and slick periodicals in Western languages bragging of beheadings, crucifixions, and the enslavement of young girls.

The Future for Defenders of Marriage

The Future for Defenders of Marriage

By Ryan T. Anderson

With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has now completed the sexual revolution by redefining our civilization’s primordial institution. It has cut marriage’s link to procreation and declared sex differences meaningless.

The Treasure of Laudato Si’

The Treasure of Laudato Si’

By Christopher J. Thompson

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matthew 13:52).

A Father’s Presence in the Home

A Father’s Presence in the Home

By John A. Cuddeback

The highest court in the land has now redefined that which is beyond redefinition. In the face of woeful marriage statistics, appalling portrayals of marriage in the arts and entertainment, and mounting negative political and legal pressures, defenders of marriage find themselves falling back, fighting simply to salvage the freedom to articulate, yea even to live, basic aspects of traditional marriage.

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