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Protestantism in Latin America

It has long been believed that Protestantism “is a sort of Trojan Horse, whose ultimate purpose is to eclipse and replace local culture while extending the cultural hegemony of the United States” (Jose Leonardo Santos, Evangelical Conversion, 2008, p. 83).

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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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State vs. Church: Bad Gov’t Hates Catholicism

We know that American officials often promote immorality abroad [1; 2; 3; 4], and we know that America also has a severe strain of anti-Catholicism, but governments often find that they need religion for legitimacy, and Protestantism has proven to

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Monarchy: The Cure for Democratic Ills

“[Democracy] soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams “Men think that what is just is equal; and that equality is the supremacy of the popular will; and

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Hillary Clinton’s Catholic-Related Emails

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took an interest in Catholic affairs. The following are interesting selections taken from her declassified emails, which are easily searchable, thanks to The Wall Street Journal‘s tool. Here are three on the contraception fight:

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Russia and China: Friends, or Foes?

(I wrote the following for The Washington Times‘ online edition, and it was published on 8 August 2013. The global situation has changed somewhat since then, but I think that this column is still relevant.) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent

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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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4 Reasons to Become a Monarchist

1. Monarchies are pro-people. Monarchs represent all, while politicians are necessarily partisan and divisive. Aristotle: “The idea of a king is to be a protector of the rich against unjust treatment, of the people against insult and oppression. Whereas a

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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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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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