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A statue of Moses holding the tablets of the Ten Commandments, part of an architectural detail on a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. (Image: Levi Meir Clancy/Unsplash.com)

Many of us have become unwitting cultural cogs, blindly doing our part to keep the bureaucratic engines humming. And a cancerous culture threatens our national survival.

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky, Catholic World Report,  

Father Jerry J. Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington. He is pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Great Falls, Virginia.. He holds a Master of Divinity degree as well as a master’s degree in moral theology.

Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Mt. 10:34). The bloodshed and pain of a sword – metaphorical or literal – are unpleasant. Divine revelation evaluates and indicts every person and culture. G. K. Chesterton observes: “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” A compelling national interest includes the protection of civilization. …

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