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Welcome to Weimar America

Arthur Koestler is most famous for his Darkness at Noon, a book written in 1939 whose subject was the Stalin show trials of the thirties, when the Dictatorship of the Proletariat was exposed as the tyranny of a very bad man. Koestler wrote many other books, however, and one that I just read, Arrow in [...]

Paranormal activity (for Catholics)

I'm de-lurking, as the young people say today, to plug a video produced by my employer, TAN Books, in promotion of our title Hungry Souls, which relates accounts of and physical evidences left by apparitions of suffering souls in purgatory. (See the author's Inside Catholic feature on Catholic parapsychology here.) As I hope the video [...]

Bad Traditudes: Making My Point For Me

As the discussion continues to move along in the comments over on my piece about the need for traditional Catholics to show a bit more friendly charity (the horror!) examples have begun to spring up around the Internet showing exactly what I'm talking about.  Predictably, one of the very forums I mentioned as an example [...]

New Year’s Resolutions…In July

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve Skojec, and you might remember me from such blogs as: Inside Catholic, or even, if you didn't loathe every thought I committed to writing, my old blog at SteveSkojec.com (it's now the site for my as-yet-in-the-idea-phase photography business, about to undergo changes of its own soon, [...]

March for Life as a Political Statement – Revisited

Two years ago, my first column for Inside Catholic came in the form of a controversial piece about why, as a pro-life Catholic, I no longer attend the March for Life.  In my newness to the format, and taking into consideration the complexity of the issue, I failed to make an argument that was balanced and [...]

Sunday Comics: The Jumble Shop pt. 5

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a short piece by Laura Vandercam about bringing children to Mass. (Not to bring up a sore subject on a Friday afternoon!) Quoted in the piece is none other than our own Kate Wicker, who wrote "Why Young Children Belong At Mass" back in June here on InsideCatholic:  While most [...]

Seen, but not heard?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a short piece by Laura Vandercam about bringing children to Mass. (Not to bring up a sore subject on a Friday afternoon!) Quoted in the piece is none other than our own Kate Wicker, who wrote "Why Young Children Belong At Mass" back in June here on InsideCatholic:  While most [...]

Why I Wrote ‘Charity vs. Dhimmitude’

Much bustle here at Inside Catholic last week, as well as on my blog. Lots of people wanted to know why I was so adamant about defending the UK bishops' suggestion that Muslim students be given a prayer room and other accommodations. To reiterate: I'm not particularly adamant about defending the bishops' dubious idea. I [...]

Through a Glass, Darkly: Secrecy and the Catholic Church

Inside Catholic contributor Russell Shaw's 20th book, Nothing To Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press), takes a candid and sometimes surprising look at the abuse of secrecy in an ecclesiastical context. In this interview, Shaw, former information director of the Catholic bishops' conference and the Knights of Columbus, explains the [...]

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