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By F.X. Cronin, Catholic Exchange, Jan. 25, 2021

Mr. Cronin has studied on a graduate level in education at Harvard University and at the University of Connecticut, in leadership at Columbia University and in theology at Regent University and Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He also writes regularly for The National Catholic Register and appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home …

The Facts of Life Series: A Righteous Lifestyle

Trying to live a righteous Catholic life can be an act of provocation and revolution in our contemporary culture. For our modern world objects to almost every facet and feature of a truly Catholic, Catholic lifestyle. And, with a mere moment’s reflection, this modern toxic reality and adversarial attitude to the moral and factual certainty of our Catholic worldview is not only strikingly certain, but insidiously invasive to everything we hold dear.

Our modern Western culture and its many institutions and individuals not only disagree with Catholic morality and virtue, Catholic theology and philosophy, but they judge our worldview and its many moral implications as bigoted, judgmental and aggressive, ignorant, arrogant and intolerant.  …

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