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Moral Relativism

How Moral Relativism Became Ascendant in Constitutional Law

November 20, 2015

Reason, rather than a dogmatic commitment to humanly constructed “rights,” is necessary for the proper ordering of society.

Flag in Chains

When Liberalism Undermines Freedom

November 8, 2015

The passion of the liberalism which emerged out of the 1960s to win the battles it has chosen is such that it overwhelms all other considerations, common sense, and the general freedom of thought and action which served as the inspiration of liberalism in its original struggle against the pre-modern world.

Saint Augustine and the Earthly City of God

Obeying Christ without Withdrawing from the World

October 30, 2015

A good mission statement for the “Augustine option” would be God’s admonition to the captive Israelites through the prophet Jeremiah to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find welfare” (Jer. 29:7)

Saint Benedict of Nursia

Faithful Christian Communities in a Darkening Future

October 16, 2015

In Rod Dreher’s vision, Christians will model the future … when people want God again, they will find Him in Christian communities.


No Greater Harm

October 9, 2015

It is believers in traditional sexual morality, not those who disagree with them, who are being imposed on when they are required to take action in violation of their consciences … There is no greater harm than being required to act against one’s conscience, because it is action against what one believes to be ultimately right and wrong.

Weight of Glory

Living as Christians in the Twenty-First Century World

September 19, 2015

The glory of God, the reality of the supernatural, came into the world in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Christians have received Jesus in their hearts, and this continuing presence ensures that we will not succumb to the seemingly irresistible force of secularization. By being united to Christ, who is one with God the Father, we can be, as we are called to be, in the world, but not of the world.

Engaging on Marriage

Engaging the World after the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

September 13, 2015

The moral duty to defend and advance the truth has not changed, nor can we expect that efforts to advance the truth about sex and marriage will be fruitless in persuading people, and perhaps ultimately successful with society at large and the law.

Synod on the Family

Prospects and Perils for the Synod on the Family

August 28, 2015

A church which is liberalized in its response to the world will not advance or defend the Christian virtue of holiness, a key point of conflict between traditional Christianity and liberalism; really the key doctrine of God which is in dispute. It is also the key doctrine involved in the conflict in the western world over religious liberty.

St. Patrick's Cathedral New York City

Christian Integrity in a Hostile Culture

August 7, 2015

Our real consideration is absolute: obedience to God. We may not ever sin, or compromise with sin, nor participate in or support seriously compromised Christian organizations.

Arlene's Flowers

Historical Precedent for Conscientious Objection to Same-Sex Ceremonies

July 18, 2015

America in fact has a “long history of providing accommodations to neutral, generally applicable laws.” Simply rehearsing the examples [of religious accommodation] would “overwhelm” any listener with the evidence of America’s historic respect for liberty of conscience by writing conscience protections into law.

Thomas Farr

Thomas Farr Defends Religious Freedom in a Deteriorating Domestic and International Situation

July 9, 2015

The core doctrine of religious freedom is basic to American democracy and supported by the Catholic Church … religious freedom is a good way for society to prosper. There is stability in any society, independent of state power or the stability of the state, which is promoted by belief in God.

Robert George

Robert George Discusses Same-Sex Marriage and Its Social Consequences

June 26, 2015

The end result, Professor George said, is that true equality among citizens and religious freedom is undermined. The concept of dignity, used by the Supreme Court in its decisions advancing homosexual practice and homosexual marriage, will be used to overcome claims of religious liberty and conscience.