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What Catholics Can Learn About Islam from a Former Muslim

Many Catholics look upon Islam as an ally in the struggle against militant secularism. Since Muslims are opposed to permissiveness, pornography, same-sex “marriage,” and other aspects of the secularist agenda, many Catholics assume that they must share similar values about marriage and sexuality. But this is not the case. The Islamic emphasis on modesty and [...]

Why I Remain a Catholic

“Something had given him leave to live in the present.”  ~ Walker Percy A friend of mine sent me an email with this subject line: “A challenge for your blogging….” She included Elizabeth Scalia’s invitation to Catholics everywhere in the internet cosmos to write about “Why Do YOU Remain a Catholic”—an invitation itself prompted by [...]

The New Homophiles

Never before has a devout, vocal, and coherent group of educated, thoughtful, and orthodox gay† Christians sought to articulate what the Church’s teaching might mean for someone who is not attracted to the opposite sex. Chris Damian wrote that in the blog—Ideas of a University—he ran at Notre Dame University where he took an undergraduate [...]

Scalia on ‘Uncredentialed Wonder’

Over at First Things, Elizabeth Scalia has an interesting column on the dangers of valuing "credentials" over a curious mind: To become educated is a marvelous thing; to have the opportunity to study is a privilege too many take for granted. But have we become a society that places too much weight on the attainment [...]

The Anchoress on the Rosary

Our friend Elizabeth Scalia -- known to the online world as The Anchoress -- spoke to NET-NY about enduring economic and personal crises through the consolation of the Rosary. Elizabeth is a true font of spiritual wisdom, being both a contemplative and naturally thoughtful, so this is well worth a listen.(One of the reasons I [...]

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