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Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

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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Posted in Culture, Current, Radio

An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little

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Posted in Historical, Politics

Duty, Ability, and Rights

These terms — duty, ability, and rights — are often conflated, as a result of French and American influences. In this show, I break down the differences between them, how they relate, and how they should be respected on a

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Posted in Current, Radio

The Book that Caused the French Revolution

In recognition of Bastille Day, I, in this special Monday episode, discuss the book that caused the French Revolution: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons), written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book — perhaps somewhat unintentionally — set off

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Posted in Historical, Radio

The Inquisitions

In this episode, I clear up a lot of the confusion and the lies about the biggest historical inquisitions, especially the one in Spain. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Historical, Radio, Science

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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Posted in Culture, Current, Politics

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

Our Lady and the Consecration of Russia

[Editor’s note: The messages from Fatima are not, strictly speaking, part of the Deposit of Faith. Catholics may choose to even disregard them completely, if they wish.] “God is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of

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Posted in Historical

The Libertarian Heresy

In this show, I explain why libertarianism, while notable for setting out to shrink bloated government and return things to their simplest level (subsidiarity), can be difficult to fit into the paradigm of Catholic social teaching. I offer clear examples of

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Posted in Politics, Radio

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