Is Western Civilization Worth Saving?

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Mother Teresa posed a provocative question: “… if a mother can kill her own unborn baby, what is left of Western civilization to save?” There’s no question that Western civilization is under attack. ‘Western Civ’ is a decreasingly required course in institutions of higher learning. And when it is taught, curriculum tends to focus…

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The evolution of principle

By Tom Quiner What is a principle? It is an essential truth upon which other truths are based. Former U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, embraced a principle that human life begins at conception. He was clear and unequivocal: “It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I…

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We’ve lost a common vocabulary

We’ve lost the ability to communicate.

The United States of America is no longer united by a single language. I’m not talking about English. I’m talking about the moral language…

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The sin Hollywood can’t forgive

Woody Allen had designs on 18 year old actress, Mariel Hemmingway.

So claims Ms. Hemmingway in her new book, “Out Came the Sun.” This is certainly not the only (alleged) impropriety leveled against the famous director and actor. And yet Hollywood doesn’t seem to hold it against Mr. Allen…

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The war of the religions

Four religions wage war for supremacy of western civilization.

Each uses remarkably different tactics to gain converts and exert their control over society.

What is a religion? A religion is a system of beliefs and practices which embrace some sort of faith component. The four competing religions are…

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More remarkable moral equivalency from American liberals

Christian evangelist Jerry Falwell famously sued Hustler Magazine for profaning Christianity back in the 80s.

According to MSNBC liberals, this is the same thing as Islamic terrorists gunning down a dozen people in Paris over cartoons that profaned the prophet Mohammed.

Is a lawsuit the moral equivalent to mass murder?

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The “fake church” supported by the State

“What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval. The ‘ruling class,’ those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone.”

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A conversation at the Iowans for Life booth at the Iowa State Fair

“Look, a baby!”

One kid after another squealed that phrase in delight yesterday. You should have seen them.

I was working a shift at the booth for Iowans for Life at the Iowa State Fair. We had accurate models of the human person at 12 weeks in the womb, 16 weeks, 22 weeks, and 26 weeks.

Kids would pick up the models and cradle them in their arms. The weight for each model was pretty accurate, as I understand it. They were made out of some rubbery material which made them extremely huggable. Kids treated them lovingly, with great care…

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"Catholic voters can't vote for a candidate who stands for an intrinsic evil"

There is no room for compromise on the settled issues of our faith. There are two major social issues up for debate this election cycle that are settled issues of our faith. Marriage is between one man and one woman. And life begins at the moment of conception; so, abortion is murder.
It is the Christians, particularly my Catholic brothers and sisters who don’t stand with us on these issues, who distress me the most.

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Liberal intolerance continues to flourish on college campuses

The latest victim of the Thought Police of the Left is the “Communicating Values” conference that Stanford University has disallowed to take place on their campus. They have labeled the content of the conference as “hate speech.”
What in the world could be so bad that the content is called hate speech? Were they advocating Nazism or a return of slavery? No … it was something much worse in the eyes of campus liberals …

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