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Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” 1934

Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934

Returning to Catholicism. . . in Morocco, 1988 (TIC)

There I, a convinced atheist, stood alone in a sandy and windy world, devoid of water, trees, or anything that seemed to be alive. And I couldn’t help but wonder what madness had overcome me… 1,293 more words via… Read More

Canonicity of the New Testament

Canonicity of the New Testament.  The English word “Gospel” was first coined in 950AD in Lindesfarne, by an Anglo-Saxon monk/priest.  It means “God’s spell” or “God’s story.”  It is a translation of the Greek word euangelion.   Dates… Read More

The Eternal Love of St. Francis

Good morning, everyone. As many of you probably know, it’s the Feast of St. Francis. I’m also sure that not one of us is ignorant of the fact that 2017 has been a terrible year, in terms of… Read More

Robert Whaples at Hillsdale Tonight

Join us tonight, 7:00-8:00 pm, in the Old Snack Bar for Dr. Robert Whaples’s analysis of the economic perspectives of Pope Francis. Pope Francis has called for a worldwide conversation about poverty, charity, the market economy, and environmental… Read More

Real Conservatives Despise Conformity

With the loss of personality comes the steady fading away of that sense of uniqueness with which man had once viewed his own existence, which had once been the source of all social intercourse.  It is taken increasingly… Read More

On Conservatism, Race, and Equality

Dear Stormfields Reader, At the risk of sounding priggish and preachy, I must state this as openly as possible, especially given all that’s happened and been said (and not said) over the past two weeks or so. Conservatism… Read More

A Brilliant Death: My Grandmother, 2003

Probably few who passed my grandmother on the street would have thought of her as a “great woman.”  Yet, I would beg to differ.  Not that anyone is passing her now.  At least if they are, they’re more… Read More

On Losing a Child: Ten Years Later

Dear Friends, I want to thank you so much for all of the wonderful and heart-warming comments about our Cecilia Rose (this past Tuesday) and what would’ve been her tenth birthday. For whatever reason, we felt more at… Read More

Faith as Struggle and Mother Mary as Comfort

Three years later, this essay rings just as true.  Still struggling, still relying. . . Of those I admired most—that is, the Catholics who bore witness to all of the love and best of Christianity—they each held a… Read More

Interviewing Mike Church, 2012

One of the coolest moments of my career, interviewing Mike Church–The King Dude–five years ago.  A great man with great ideas. *** Bearers of the Word: The Incomparable Mike Church I don’t think I could exaggerate my respect… Read More

Free Minds and Free Peoples

Gerald Russello, editor of Kirk’s UNIVERSITY BOOKMAN, kindly asked me to participate in a symposium: how should a conservative think about immigration.  Here’s a link to the whole discussion: http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/bookman/article/conservative-thinking-on-immigration/ Here’s my brief response: When Secretary of State,… Read More