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    In a US News and World Report essay that has been widely denounced as incoherent, poorly researched, and bigoted, Jamie Stiehm recently reproached Justice Sonia Sotomayor for her “clear religious bias” in dropping “the ball on American women and girls”…

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    Rebuilding Catholic Society

    by James Kalb

    The Church is not part of the State. Nor is she simply a part of civil society set up by her members to advance their public and private goals. She is an independent society established by God to be a…

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    What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church?

    by Anne Hendershott

    As faithful Catholics continue to contend with last week’s incendiary United Nations report attacking the Church for her teachings on contraception, abortion, and homosexuality, it may be time to look closely at the real agenda at the United Nations. For…

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    What Sochi News Coverage Can Tell Catholics

    by Rachel Lu

    American journalists are ungracious whiners. That was my original conclusion based on the torrent of gripes about substandard accommodations in Sochi. I understand that Americans are grossed out by yellow water and toilets that don’t flush paper. But for people…

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    The Ursuline Sisters and the “Outrage at Charlestown”

    by John F. Quinn

    On the night of August 11, 1834, the Charlestown Convent lay in ruins, destroyed by a furious anti-Catholic mob.  Completed only six years earlier, the convent had been the showpiece of the Catholic Church in America.  Situated on 22 acres…

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    Father John Bapst, S.J.: An Evangelist Among the Know Nothings

    by John F. Quinn

    In June 1854 one of the fiercest outbursts of anti-Catholicism in American history began in Ellsworth, Maine.  The victim was Father John Bapst, a Swiss Jesuit who nearly lost his life at the hands of a secret, anti-Catholic organization called…

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    But Whom May We Evangelize?

    by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

    People are curious. They like to know “what’s new.” Most people, whatever their background, do not, however, like to be proselytized, to be made unsettled in their normal beliefs and practices by some sharp stranger wanting to convert them to…

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    Using the Aphorism to Challenge Liberalism

    by James Kalb

    According to a recent survey, the average college student’s idea of Tyrannosaurus rex is modeled on Barney the purple dinosaur. Accurate portrayals in movies and textbooks make no difference: students continue to believe T. rex stood upright instead of pitched…

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    Liberalism Favors Rights of Individuals Over Churches

    by James Hitchcock

    The secular media have an unending interest in things Catholic. A recent sampling includes a theology teacher allegedly dismissed for favoring the ordination of women to the priesthood, an announced lesbian (and, as it turned out, a Buddhist) refused Communion…

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    Juan Cole and Ivory Tower Anti-Catholicism

    by Robert Spencer

    Hand-in-hand with the Hollywood portrayals of Catholic priests and devout believers as evil, stupid, cruel, or unhinged is the academic Left’s long-established hostility to the Church. But the academic setting of its critiques doesn’t make them any less false and…

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