Christian Civilization

We Defeat the Devil with Boldness and Modesty

A tall, grey building stands against a grey sky, smoke and spire alike reaching towards Heaven. Thousands of ornate details confess a Gothic ancestry, this sacred place a child of stone born by the toil of generations. The face of the church remains stoic as her stained glass windows burst in the heat, hundreds of …

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Refinement without Weakness, Strength without Brutality

Public opinion in the Romantic era was attracted by refined, subtle and fragile souls. We would say exaggeratedly fragile, if fragility was not already in itself a defect and an exaggeration. In our days, when the struggle for survival of body and soul requires ceaseless effort, people’s admiration turns more frequently to powerful, strong, energetic …

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Why Young People Are Attracted to the Sublime

Liberal writers have trouble explaining the attraction young people have for religion, especially in its more traditional forms. This attraction is not supposed to exist. It short-circuits the logic of their exhausted narratives. Young people should be drawn to revolutionary narratives that preach division and equality. History, liberals say, is a succession of power struggles …

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Warning! A Virus Threatens The Future of The West and Christian Civilization

The Catholic Concept of the Common Good Is the Antidote to the Pandemic’s Ideological Manipulation     The world now faces a turning point in history that will define generations to come. In addition to the suffering and death toll, the coronavirus pandemic might trigger the greatest changes that humanity has faced in Christianity’s two …

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“Our Apostolic Mandate”: A Key to Restoring Christian Civilization!

[Over] a century ago on 25 August 1910, Pope Saint Pius X published the Apostolic Letter, Notre Charge Apostolique (“Our Apostolic Mandate”). That document complemented, in the socio-political field, the Pontiff’s struggle against the philosophical and theological errors of Modernism, which he condemned in his Encyclical, Pascendi Dominici Gregis (8 September 1907). Although the new document was …

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Is the Voice of God Resounding in the Recent Catastrophes?

The string of natural calamities and man-made tragedies afflicting the world and the United States […] have stimulated many people to reflection. Some see these tragic events as God’s chastisement of a sinful mankind; others see them as yet one more merciful warning from Providence; others yet deny both options and give various reasons. Modern …

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Exposing the Eco-Myths at the Rio Summit

Twenty years after the original Earth Summit (Eco 92), a diminished number of world leaders reconvened in Rio de Janeiro, from 20-22 June 2012, for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The earlier event promoted a radical ecological agenda based on many myths about the environment. At [the 2012] summit, the Plinio Corrêa …

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Four Strategies Satan Uses Against Christian Order

A Christian order presupposes that we believe in Christ and His law. As a result, Christians organise all society in function of this law, and from this comes order and peace. A Christian society also presupposes a fight against evil and all those threats that attack the good order of society. When a society upholds …

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What Do We Mean by an Organic Christian Society?

Perhaps the best way to describe an organic Christian society is to take an example of a society from the past — that which existed in the Christendom of old. In this society, the most vibrant of all the elements was the family. Indeed, although the State and other lower social groups are born from …

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