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Monarchy: Bulwark of Civilization

A 2009 Vatican conference condemned “ethical relativism, which by no means few see as one of the principal conditions for democracy because relativism is said to assure tolerance and mutual respect between people. However, on the basis of these assumptions

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Charles Coulombe Tells All

The following is a slightly edited transcript of my recent interview with Catholic historian Charles Coulombe, KCSS. Hello, Charles. I have some questions for you today. First, I know that you admire the works of Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft. And

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Posted in Culture, Historical

America Turns Nativist Against Pope Francis

After Donald Trump’s outrageous attacks on the Holy Father, many Americans — for now, especially those on the right — seem to agree that the Pope is an evil foreign tyrant. Look at those numbers of support! This is not

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The Catholicism of Star Wars

In this episode, I analyze the distinctively Christian and Catholic elements of Star Wars. …There are a lot of them. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I started the show with Star Wars’ emphasis on the primacy, in every field, of

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Why Everyone Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage are well known. Thrown into the ring are the buzzwords of “equality” and “discrimination”. So the typical argument goes: Discrimination is bad, and equality is good, so our government should give homosexual

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Anti-Catholicism in America

In this episode, I briefly detail the long history of anti-Catholicism in the Protestant United States of America. (Cited letters available here.) (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Culture, Historical, Politics, Radio

Patriotism vs. Nationalism

In this episode, I define “patriotism” and “nationalism”. The terms, in Catholicism, are quite different: one falls under virtue, and the other falls under disorder. I herein seek to offer the (simplified) Catholic worldview on government and politics, in the

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The Power of Media

In this show, I consider the power of media, its downsides, its potential for good, and its responsibilities to society — all with Pope Pius XII’s Miranda Prorsus as the backdrop. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Culture, Radio

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