From Under the Rubble…Gratitude, Government, and Gall

By Christopher Manion / June 2, 2014 /

Voluntary Christian charity results in the natural gratitude of both the benefactor and the beneficiary. “Thank you,” says the man robbed and thrown in the ditch; “No, thank YOU,” says the Good Samaritan — “for giving me the opportunity to serve a brother in Christ.” That’s the way it’s been for centuries in Christendom. But…

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From Under the Rubble…Progress and Hatred of the Past

By Christopher Manion / October 12, 2013 /

C.S. Lewis, in his introduction to The Great Divorce, recalls a science fiction story featuring a man who is able to return to the past. There he encounters a startling world: the past is so concretely real that the very blades of grass he walks on are stiff and unbending. Like sharp nails, they cut into…

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Jesus wasn’t good enough for them either, Pope Francis, S.J.

By John B. Manos / March 15, 2013 /

Just because the Pope is on the balcony before the people does not mean that the people are supposed to scream “crucify him!”

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