Culture and Politics 2017-10-09T00:49:02+00:00

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“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer!”  Pope Francis

The Power and Problems of Pentecostalism

March 14th, 2018|

John Allen has reported here on the surge of Pentecostalism across Africa and the threat it presents to established Catholicism. Today the primary competition stems from Africa’s sprawling galaxy of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches,

America’s Ozymandias

February 28th, 2018|

On President’s Day, in the week that the Republican presidential candidates were criss crossing my home state of South Carolina. I stumbled across this article in the Smithsonian magazine. It tells how you can

Paradise and Paranoia

February 17th, 2018|

Two quirks haunt human nature. They are connected in a sick symbiosis, feeding off each other like the proverbial snakes gorging in mutual cannibalism. One quirk is the desire for paradise. The second is

Dead End Ecumenism

February 3rd, 2018|

The last few years have been disastrous for the Anglican Church. First the Church of England voted to consecrate women as bishops, sparking a revolt amongst their more ‘catholic’ members. Next, the worlds’ Anglican

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