Death in Venice and Spiritual Sickness in Rome

Death in Venice and Spiritual Sickness in Rome

Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is a story of moral infection set against the background of a cholera epidemic. The celebrated novella contains several lessons for our own times. Gustav von Aschenbach, the protagonist of the story, is a highly respected German writer on...

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What Happens if Francis Resigns?

What Happens if Francis Resigns?

Note: The pope’s appointment of controversial Cardinal Kevin Farrell as the new camerlengo – the man responsible for administering the Vatican in the event of the pope’s death or resignation – raises questions about the future of the Church once Francis is no longer...

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Will the Church Put Islam on Life Support?

Will the Church Put Islam on Life Support?

Suppose the Muslim world were to lose faith in Islam. Suppose that Muslims ignored the Koran, stopped going to mosque and dismissed Muhammad as a blood thirsty warlord and slave trader. How would the Catholic Church respond? Would Church leaders greet the news...

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Progressive Catholics and the Black Wave

Progressive Catholics and the Black Wave

'Black Wave' should serve as a wake-up call to all those blue skies Catholics who worry more about the threat of 'Islamophobia' than the reality of Christian genocide. The other night, I caught an interview on PBS between Fareed Zakaria and Kim Ghattas, the author of...

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The Tyranny of Fashion

The Tyranny of Fashion

Our “woke” society is sleepwalking its way to an Orwellian future. Fashions come and go, but sometimes they can stick around long enough to do considerable damage. Smoking was fashionable for a great many decades and was glamorized in films for more than half a...

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The Alarmists Were Right

The Alarmists Were Right

Many in the West remain complacent about Islam’s rising tide because they rely on the assurances of people who have been consistently wrong about Islam and immigration. Meanwhile, they are being denied access to the opinions of the people who have been reliably...

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