Rather than cultivate habits of sustained and sober thought, we encourage manufactured outrage and self-indulgent victimhood.
The truth, though, is something else. Dear young people, we didn’t come into this work to “vegetate”, to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: to leave a mark.
The main two reasons for which people no longer have children is a lack of respect for the dignity of the children, and a lack of trust in society to accommodate any more persons, and thus ultimately a lack of trust in man’s dignity.
FPIW visited the campus of the University of Washington to see if students would affirm or reject Joseph Backholm's new chosen identity: a 6'5" Chinese woman.
“LGBT rights” are being elevated above conscience rights when the two come into conflict.
Is the right to freedom of speech severely threatened in the United States, homeland by definition to such freedom of expression?
We have not only self-consciously rejected Christian versions of social order; we have renounced principles of order that until recently were thought by everyone to be inescapable, natural, universal.
By now it’s clear that Christian identity—even if not actual Christian faith or morals—is what the massacres at the Bataclan theatre and other venues were designed to attack.
In a world with no clear origin, no purposeful end, and no intrinsic meaning, human dignity is founded on nothing more than a self-creating will to power that is, in the last analysis, self-destructive.
It is gratifying to find so deep in Christian history someone in whom a compassionate concern for the poor and a profound zeal for doctrinal rectitude meet.
There’s nothing more discouraging than the lack of hope. In Europe, we see – on a grand scale – the same phenomenon that is taking place in our private lives.
The Imitation of Christ is a book Dorothy read "a great deal", while she was still praying for “the gift of faith”.
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have issued a pastoral letter on pornography. The statement says pornography is a personal sin and “an industry of sin,” its pervasiveness leading to negative effects on people and society.
At the end of a long day, when I pause to consider taking time for prayer, reading a good book, or visiting with a friend, my first thought is usually, “But isn’t there something important I need to be doing?”
COLLEGE students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected. They say it’s a skill they mastered in middle school when they wanted to text in class without getting caught. Now they use it when they want to be both with their friends and, as some put it, “elsewhere.”