Thankful for the Mass, by David NussmanNovember 26, 2021
Msgr. Charles Pope: True Thanksgiving Isn’t Just Something We Do; It’s Something That Happens to UsNovember 26, 2021
By Peter J. Leithart, First Things, 11 . 26 . 21
Peter J. Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute.
We live in a world of systemic evil. Asian and Latin American drug cartels produce and transport their merchandise with impunity because they have bought off or killed the public officials who would stop them and the journalists who would expose them. On the other side of the world, corner dealers battle for turf to sell to the wretched addicts who stumble and sleep on the sidewalks of American cities. Sex traffickers in Thailand entice vulnerable girls and boys into sex slavery and bribe politicians to turn a blind eye, as they sell perverse fantasies to thousands of wealthy Western sex tourists. Pharmaceutical companies conduct drug trials on unsuspecting Africans and collude with health regulators to cover their tracks. For most of our history, the United States deprived blacks of liberty, dignity, and political and legal rights. …