the State

Epiphany Announced the Battle of Church and State: Pilate, King Herod, and the Slaughter of Faith

By John B. Manos / January 2, 2022 /

What did the Magi do that Herod’s Priests and Scribes did not? And how Epiphany starts the battle of Church and State – like abortion and Holy Communion

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Islam’s Core: Why Do They Hate Us?

By Dustin P.J. Murphy / July 20, 2016 /

Analyst Fareed Zakaria, on a CNN segment called “Why They Hate Us,” concluded that it’s not religion that drives Muslims to hate, but politics. He stated that “Radical Islam is the product of the broken politics and stagnant economics of Muslim countries.” I disagree. Many of the Muslim countries that hate us are rich and, likewise, many…

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The Totalitarianism of Equality

By John M. DeJak / May 14, 2014 /

Even though I have differed in some conclusions from the late Fr. John Courtney Murray, S.J. in discussing the life of the Church in the context of the United States, I have always agreed with his proper framing of the question: The question is sometimes raised, whether Catholicism is compatible with American democracy. The question is…

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The Myth of the Neutral State

By Arthur Hippler / July 4, 2013 /

If there is anything that distinguishes the contemporary world from past ages, it is our secularism, that is, our belief that society should exclude religion as much as possible from public life. We see this in our own country in the “separation of Church and State.” This used to mean that the government officially endorses…

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