Benedict XVI

On Benedict, Francis, and Sin

By Cindy Paslawski / April 17, 2019 /

Cindy explains how we got to the mess we find ourselves in, how Benedict explained it, and what the solution to our mess really is.

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From Under the Rubble…The Prophet, the President, and the Pope

By Christopher Manion / February 28, 2014 /

A critique of the president by a well-known jurist appeared recently in the American Spectator: A man whose self-absorption is legendary, if not pathological… If the head of the most corrupt and malign administration in our history is suffered to remain in office, however crippled, it will be a clear sign that we have turned…

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The Supreme Court and the Natural Law

By wffguest / February 3, 2012 /

In a recent commentary, Mr. John DeJak makes a clarion call to moor applied law to natural law via metaphysics. A clarion call it should be since applied constitutional law has in my view never been tethered to the natural law except by the narrowest of strands. In fact, the words “natural law” have not…

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The Natural Law

By Charles E. Rice / August 18, 2011 /

THE NATURAL LAW Charles E. Rice Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School Address, Canon Law Conference Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe LaCrosse, Wisconsin August 9, 2011 What is the natural law and why do we need it? The “September Pope,” John Paul I, at his general audience on September 6, 1978, gave us a…

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