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Prudentiam Sapientia Servientes
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To argue that love is an important public good is not the same as saying that all forms of love are equal. Conjugal love, which is heterosexual by definition, has an overriding public value and to defend it as a public good is by definition to defend the public goodness of marriage because conjugal love simply is what marriage consists in; period.
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Liberalism is hard to shake, and intentional communities require a lot more than most are willing to give. True Benedict options can happen, but they need Benedictines. And that’s hard to find.
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Randianism is an ideology in the same swamp as anti-Semitism and all the rest. Its view of the individual and all that flows from it is deeply, fundamentally inhumane. And it should neither be written about as creditable, nor given a place at the table of reasonable discussion.
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"Getting" a child is sterile way to think about love and family. The capacity for marital self-gift is a prerequisite for welcoming and rearing a child.
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Four predictions on Pope Francis. Four better alternatives. #LaudatoSii Pope Francis John L. Allen, Jr. Crux
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Are there worse things for marriage than exchanging one second-class institution (civil unions) for another (same-sex marriage)?
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If you remove the spiritual and metaphysical aspects from the history of song, there isn’t much left. But this aspect of the history of music is rarely told.
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If you take away the cult of the Mother of God then monastery life dies; Protestantism is proof of this.
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What makes a vocation yours are the moments of beauty within it; not the (sometimes trying) selection of it. The spirit, not the law, is what saves.
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This week from Ethika Politika, our friends, and around the web. Featuring essays by Audra Nakas, Alexandra DeSanctis, Christopher Damian, Patrick Deneen, and more.
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