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The Contradictions of the Climatarians, an Eco-Sect that Wants to Change the World

One trendy diet lifestyle now making the rounds is part diet, part eco-activism and part religion. It involves more than just counting calories and steps. This craze is beyond fruits and nuts or the eco-friendly hunter/gatherer paleo-paradigm of diets past. Its followers exhibit an almost religious devotion to the earth. They make it their mission …

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“Expropriation Without Compensation” and “Custodianship” –  Catchphrases that Threaten South Africa

A Call to Reject the Mutilation of Property Rights that Paves the Road to Socialism Homes, farms and factories could all be seriously threatened by proposed legislation that will seriously erode the property rights of all South Africans. The threat takes the form of an Amendment to the Property Section of the Constitution which will …

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Eight Things You Can Do to Restore the Missing Human Element in Economy

If there is any common experience where one feels the inhuman aspect of modern economy, it is the ubiquitous phone messaging systems. There is nothing more frustrating than having a concrete problem that need resolving only to have a mechanical voice list the options that do not correspond to your needs. I had this happen …

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I’m Catholic. Can I Disagree With Pope Francis on Property?

Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti presents a dilemma for all who defend the right of private property. On the one hand, the teaching document Pope Francis signed on 3rd October questions this right. On the other, past popes, theologians, and canonists have always taught that private ownership, as it is largely practiced, is just and necessary …

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A Century Before Fatima, Providence Announced a Chastisement

The May, 2002 issue of the Brazilian Magazine Catolicismo carried a lead article about the private revelations of Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora. Since these practically unknown revelations tie in remarkably with those given at Fatima, we consider it opportune to make these available to our readers. Hence we have reproduced key extracts from the article. One …

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Faithful Resistance to Pope Francis’s Call for Civil Union Laws

  Catholics have long extended the benefit of the doubt to Pope Francis when he frequently veers off the path of orthodoxy. With his latest statement regarding same-sex civil unions, there are no benefits in entertaining doubts. Many Catholics sense something is terribly wrong. “What we have to create is a civil union law,” says …

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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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Three Themes Needed to Recover from the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus crisis is turning our lives upside down. The shutdown’s economic impact will be extremely severe. However, we should hope for a profound religious turnaround as we struggle to find meaning in the events around us. Much of the media seeks to reduce the crisis to natural causes. Its apocalyptic character, though, thrusts us …

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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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How to Revive the Notion of Good and Evil

The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including: Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or inter-denominational morality, because secularism and inter-denominationalism logically lead to amorality. Opportunely pointing out that God has the right to be obeyed and that, therefore, His Commandments are true laws, which we ought to observe …

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