By Paul Kengor National Catholic Register - In (1976)… Cardinal Karol Wojtyla stated: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel….”… It seems more likely now, in 2018, that we are indeed facing the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. And the Church and its foes — the anti-Church — are at the center of the battle.
By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream - We are at the border of anarchy… Liberals are nearly hysterical. Watching Senator Kamala Harris at an anti-Kavanaugh rally was chilling. She was not addressing a crowd. She was stirring up a mob… Margaret Thatcher remarked once that the veneer of civilization is very thin. That veneer seems to be cracking. It is one thing for people to disagree strongly. All citizens have a right to protest their government’s policies, to express grievances, and march and write and hold banners and so on… But the Founders of our country were very clear they were for “ordered liberty.”
By Peter J. Leithart, First Things - Americans watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. We couldn’t not watch, but drew opposite conclusions. The New York Times quadrant of the country found the fragile determination of Dr. Ford’s testimony utterly compelling; the National Review quadrant reveled in the outrage of Judge Kavanaugh and Senator Graham.
By Julian Kwasniewksi, OnePeterFive - Fasting is not an end in itself; it’s a tool that develops our will so that when we are used to denying ourselves in small things, we can also deny the big things when they come along.... Exactly. That sense is gone, completely gone. But it can be recovered!