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Does Islam Oppress Women? A Feminist Says No

October 15, 2014

Let’s turn to the Qur’an and Hadith to find out what Islamic holy text has to say about women’s “equality.”

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50 Shades of Grey, and the Worship of Sex

August 7, 2014

It is commonly supposed that ours is a culture that worships sex. “50 Shades of Grey” was a publishing phenomenon and the movie trailer a smash hit on YouTube. Sadly, it is not that our culture worships sex too much, but rather we do not worship it enough.

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American Catholic Bishops Assist Iranian Regime’s PR

July 1, 2014

From March 11 to 17, a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was in Iran to explore interfaith dialogue.

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It’s All About Religion

April 15, 2014

The decadence and libertinism of the West in general and America in particular is a sign of a society that is disintegrating, rejecting its essential structuring elements.

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Catholics, Methodists & Deportations

April 11, 2014

The religious enthusiasts for liberalized immigration and mass legalization rarely if ever acknowledge their proposals’ potential if not likely consequence of encouraging further illegal immigration.

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America, Christians & Secular Sweden

April 9, 2014

From the Swedish viewpoint and given recent events, one wonders whether the American secular elite would regard Sweden as a promised land.

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Facing the Porn Plague

April 6, 2014

“I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture. What was once the shameful and occasional vice of the few has become the mainstream entertainment for the many.”

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Of Pot and Port: The Drinking Christian’s Guide to the Legalization Debate

February 10, 2014

In 1798, Elijah Craig founded a distillery in what is now the state of Kentucky. Facts have been distorted through the ages, but legend has it that Craig is the man who first distilled the uniquely American drink now known as Bourbon Whiskey. Challenging all notions about the stodgy puritanical Christians of days gone by, Elijah Craig also happened to be a Baptist minister.

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That They All May Be One: Christian Unity at the March for Life

January 21, 2014

“Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.”

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Slap an Arian Day, or the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

December 6, 2013

Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer…

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JFK’s Faith & Death

November 22, 2013

The fiftieth anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination has predictably sparked lots of remembrance but little particularly about his religious faith. He was of course the first and only U.S. Catholic president. Thirty four years…

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Land of the Free Birth Control?

October 11, 2013

“Must my religious freedom from a place of power and privilege be used to deny another woman her freedom to attain contraception?” questioned the young female graduate student to a panel discussion “Does Every Person Everywhere — Religious or Not— Need Religious Freedom?”