John Horvat

Three Reasons to Take the People’s Republic of CHAZ Very Seriously

When Antifa and other groups’ militants took over a six-block section of Seattle’s Capitol Hill precinct, the liberal media treated the occupation light-heartedly. They portrayed the action as a way protesters with limited resources can garner attention from an oppressive establishment. Many conservatives assume that the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) will end up something …

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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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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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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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Government Can’t Keep Acting Like Money Grows on Trees

A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money. In the past, most people never even thought in these terms since it seemed so far from reality. A trillion was like a gazillion. Few knew how many zeros were involved. However, times have changed. Our economy has expanded, and the value of goods and …

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The History of a Tomorrow Without God

The bestselling book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, is dangerous for Catholics of little faith. Rarely do you see a book that is so cunningly written to shake certainties and present as inevitable a stark and Godless future now being planned. The value of the book is not found in reading it. In …

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Why We Need Wisdom not Panic in the Coronavirus Fight

In the face of the coronavirus crisis that is paralysing the nation, South Africa needs policies in place to lead the country back to health. Perhaps the first policy should be that the media should not be policymakers. With this fundamental measure in place, the rest would certainly be much easier. A case in point …

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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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The Principle of Subsidiarity

A society with authority and vital flux is one of an immensely rich social life. Every family, social group, profession, region, and State tends to gather together under natural leaderships to address the needs so proper to our social nature. Each unit produces by custom and good sense that which it is capable of producing. …

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