The Return to Human Sacrifice in Mexico

In the year 1531, Our Lady appeared to a lowly Mexican peasant by the name of Juan Diego. At the time, Mexico was still in thrall to the blood-thirsty ancient Aztec religion, in which human sacrifice played a key role. Diego himself was of Aztec descent. However, he and his wife were among some of…

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It All Begins in the Family

“As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Pope St. John Paul II famously spoke these words in a 1986 homily, delivered in Perth, Australia. This prophetic sentence is often quoted by Catholic pro-family activists. However, it is only one sentence in a longer homily,…

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Scapegoating of the Elderly

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“I would point out that the right to care and treatment for all must always be prioritized, so that the weakest, particularly the elderly and the sick, are never discarded. Indeed, life is a right, not death, which must be welcomed, not administered. And this ethical principle applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.”…

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How Marriage Improves Happiness

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In reading the Gospels, one can spend as much time meditating upon what is not said, as what is said. Take, for instance, the story of the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana. Who, one wonders, is the fortunate couple that had Our Lord and His Blessed Mother present as honored guests at their…

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What A People Worships, Shapes Their Culture

The word “culture” has an interesting history. At the root of the word is the Latin word “cultus.” This is the Latin term from which we derive the word “cult.” “Cult” is a word that has negative connotations. It suggests a group of wide-eyed, fanatical followers of a dangerous belief system created by a cult…

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The Spread of Classical Education and Why It Matters

“The human being is a creature with a built-in desire for God, even though this desire often goes by other names such as the desire for beauty or the pursuit of happiness, and is often not articulated or recognized at all… Human culture is best and most fundamentally understood as an expression of that desire.” – Michael…

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Social Impact of Over-the-Counter “Opill”

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“Most abortions are the result of unwanted pregnancies, most unwanted pregnancies are the result of sexual relationships outside of marriage, and most sexual relationships outside of marriage are facilitated by the availability of contraception. To turn this ‘progression’ around: contraception leads to more extra-marital sexual intercourse, more extra-marital sexual intercourse leads to more unwanted pregnancies;…

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Hidden Dangers of Pornography

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There’s an old saying that goes, “You are what you eat.” The idea is simple: what you put into your body through your mouth is what becomes your body. A body fed on fast-food and potato chips is a body that, unsurprisingly, is one that will show signs of obesity and clogged arteries. As true…

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