Fighting the Culture War

Mainstreaming Satanism – Part of the “New Normal”?

Many South Africans are concerned and alarmed by the official registration of the First Satanic Church in South Africa. Indeed, those “on the watch” usually hear of such movements making headway in America, or at least “somewhere else, but not here.” Satanic activity is making great strides, particularly in the United States, with the erection of diabolical …

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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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Modesty of Dress and the Love of God: An Effective Way to Defend the Family

“I love vulgarity. Good taste is death, vulgarity is life.” These words by English fashion designer Mary Quant, who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants, reveal one of the most important, though rarely pointed out, aspects of the “fashion revolution” that started in the sixties: vulgarity.1 Indeed, fashions have increasingly tended toward …

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Bold Resistance to the Left’s Attempts to Sow Pronoun Chaos

Every human being needs to distinguish truth from error. God gave humanity intelligence to perceive the truth. Training the intellect is a life-long pursuit. Professor Nicholas Merriweather teaches philosophy at Shawnee State University in Ohio. He believes that his primary task is to help students recognise and appreciate the difference between truth and error. Many …

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How the Internet Dumbs Down Smart Phone and Social Media Users

Perhaps the truest thing ever said about the Internet is the axiom, “If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.” Never has so broad a set of service and entertainment options been laid before humanity at little or no charge. However, “no charge” does not mean at “no cost.” So many options …

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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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Perpetual Adolescence: When Coming of Age Doesn’t Come

Parents have always complained about children. These complaints usually stop when their children grow up and assume responsibilities. Something has changed with this generation. Many youth are neither growing up nor assuming responsibility. America is facing a coming-of-age crisis that leaves young people ill-equipped to survive in a highly unstable world. One in three of …

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The Spirit of Hollywood Versus the Spirit of the Cross

Few institutions today inspire more contempt among God-fearing Americans than Hollywood. Just the name of “Hollywood” conjures up images of glitzy, degenerate celebrities in gaudy outfits who use their wealth and influence to wage war on what remains of Christian morality. Much subtler than this sexual immorality, yet ultimately more damaging, is the spread of …

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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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Pope Warns: “We Need to Be Distrustful of Socialist Propaganda”

The Pope was Benedict XV (1914-1922). He warned the faithful against the evils of socialism in a document issued over one hundred years ago on 11 March 1920. The title says it all: “Epistle Soliti Nos: On the Need to Beware of Socialist Propaganda.”1 Although a century old, Pope Benedict’s warning remains perfectly up to …

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