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Author Samuel Gregg explains his provocative new book, Tea Party Catholic, at the Acton Institute. Check it out!

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The healthy human reaction whenever the United Nations says something is to ignore it, and hope that, like a singing drunk outside your...

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Come on.  You have noticed it too. The Catholic Church, which once evoked the phrase “Here comes everybody” (James Joyce)...

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Just after the Chinese government crushed the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, a seminarian explained to me that he wished he “...

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Last week, we marked the fiftieth anniversary of the traumatic public murder of John F. Kennedy, a killing that helped mark the end of an...

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Vaticanologists are making much of a major speech by one of the eight cardinals the pope has designated as leaders of reform, Cardinal...

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This article was inspired by the controversy over long-time pro-life activist Austin Ruse’s recent article arguing that Catholics...

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Why do bad things happen to posh people?  And why don’t they happen more often?  Seriously, is there anything more...

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Aleteia consulted its team of theological and policy experts on the implications of the U.S. bishops recent statement on the HHS mandate to...

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Dear Vladimir,First of all, I would like to say that I am really, really appreciative of the time you have put into addressing the American...

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The mindless pursuit of short-term pleasure at any cost is the best way to describe the phenomenon we now know as addiction. Cocaine offers...

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Bad Writing

When I went to see Jason Bateman’s new comedy “Bad Words,” I expected a rollicking, profane, irreverent romp.I knew the...

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There I was, sitting at the brass-railed open bar with a posh knot of gents in blazers and bowties, jawboning the culture wars. By the...

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Last week one of us used the drug war as a launching pad for examining the theory of self-ownership, the radical libertarian principle...

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Across the country, states are examining whether marijuana ought to be decriminalized—and with excellent reason: The “Drug War...

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Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah should really have opened in Washington and Colorado, where it’s legal to smoke the only...

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