By Dr. Andrew Swafford, Ascension Presents - For St. Ignatius of Loyola, at least in the beginning stages, the enemy’s tactic is to bring us into desolation, to bring us to despair and thereby break our resolve to persevere in the Christian life. Ignatius offers a series of “rules,” or principles, which can help us work against this depressing and downward movement of desolation.
By Benjamin Hutchison, The Imaginative Conservative - And yet, while most of us associate Lewis with theological literature, the man who gave us Narnia also mounted firm opposition to the progressive-leftist ideals that swept swiftly across the world stage in his time. Lewis’s resistance to European progressivism was, first and foremost, a reflection on the reality of man’s nature, and the failings of progressivism to account accurately for man’s fallen state.
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews - The federal money spent on research that uses tissue from aborted babies — and sometimes transplants it into "humanized mice" — has increased since Republicans won control of both houses of Congress in the 2014 elections, according to data published by the National Institutes of Health.
By Dennis Prager, The Stream - I was a young man at the time — with the unsettling realization that to be a conservative did not necessarily mean being religious… I had naively assumed that it did… I thought so for three reasons: First, all the religious — God-based, Bible-based, religiously active — people I knew or studied were conservative. I grew up an Orthodox Jew in the yeshiva world, home to some liberals, many conservatives and no leftists….