Catholic Perspective

Death Penalty: Avoiding Ambiguity in Doctrinal Matters

In recent developments, there has been a growing debate over the question of the death penalty. On the one side, the liberals are clamouring that taking the life of an offender is always immoral (though they don’t scruple to defend the “right” to destroy the innocent lives of the unborn). The other end of the …

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The Death of a Civilization Immersed in Sin

The once Christian Western world is gradually sinking into a sea of mud in ever-thickening darkness. Vice and error are glorified as virtue and truth is persecuted. People no longer boast of moral righteousness and of the rule of reason, but of libertinism, irrationality and the “deconstruction” of the concepts which sustain the life of …

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Civilization in an Egg

What’s small, white, oval, and has a miniature replica of the Russian Gatchina Palace inside? You’re not mistaken if you initially thought of an egg. Of course, the Gatchina Palace Fabergé Egg isn’t your average grade A large white egg that you would buy in a carton at the supermarket. Fabergé Eggs are anything but …

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Why Were Witches Involved in the Protests?

The recent protests were supposed to be rallies of concerned Americans who were horrified by the death of George Floyd. However, many protests degenerated into riots that destroyed parts of American cities. Unfortunately, many capitalised on the events to present other agendas. People who have absolutely nothing to do with the issue of community policing …

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These Are Not Riots, But a Revolution

In the face of the violence and rioting rocking America, we face a painful reality. While all must deplore the death of George Floyd, we must recognise that the riots reflect a society in crisis, not bad law enforcement policies or “systemic” injustice. We need to acknowledge a much greater problem than racism — which …

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Why the World Must Reject the Coronavirus Lockdown Model. It Doesn’t Work!

We are living in surreal times in which everything is upside down. As society is opening up from the coronavirus lockdown, perhaps a metaphor best explains what we have gone through. For the last three months, we have been living as if the whole nation is locked up in one huge leprosarium. The constant fear …

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Why Pre-Ripped Jeans and Dirtied Sneakers Are Cause for Distress

There used to be a time when fashion produced clothes that brought out the very best in people. The idea was to adorn the person modestly and tastefully. There was an effort to appear elegant, clean and attractive. The danger of fashion was always overstatement and vanity. Times have changed. Fashions have descended to new …

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This Is Why Social Media Isn’t Social and Can Harm Youth

On 26 December [2019] 17-year-old Bryce Gowdy from Deerfield Beach, Florida, posted a tweet: “To be or not to be.” A few days later, he committed suicide. The tell-tale tweet is typical of how social media has dominated the lives of young people. Even their deaths are announced for all who want to see. The …

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This Is How the Green Ecology Movement Turned Red

At first glance, it would seem that Marxism, socialism, and communism have little in common with ecology. After all, communist and formerly communist countries such as Russia and China have perhaps the worst environmental records in history. Just the word Chernobyl summarises the massive disregard for the natural world under communist governments. Today, China is …

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