How to Survive the Fall of Western Civilization. (The Catholic Church has experienced such things, in the past.)

At Mass last Saturday morning, the priest stated during his homily: “We are experiencing the decline of Western Civilization.” Sunday’s Gospel reading continued the end-of time theme warning of the return of Christ. “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring […]

Christianity has endowed Western Civilization with a priceless heritage. To lose this to a mass amnesia in the culture, would be an inestimable loss…

It does not take the training of a professional sociologist to realize that a major cultural shift regarding faith, morals and the place of Christianity is under way in Western Civilization. And this has nothing, really, to do with some haphazard lightning strike in Ohio. Consider the following, which is a mere sampling of recent […]

Book Selection: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization THOMAS E. WOODS, JR.            From the role of the monks to art and architecture, from the university to Western law, from science to charitable work, from international law to economics, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization delves into just how indebted we are as a civilization […]

Gay Marriage and the End of Christian Civilization

Back in the 90s when Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI, was asked his opinion about the efforts to legalize “same-sex unions” he commented in his usual forthright fashion, “When they do that,” he said, “it’s the end.” He meant “the end” of the Christian civilization whose values used to form the basis of American […]

The western legal tradition owes its existence in large part to the Catholic Church

Catholicism’s impact on Western law is considerable. It was the medieval development of canon law that retrieved, transformed, and then represented the long-forgotten Justinian Code of the Roman Empire to emerging European polities in dire need of good juridical models. Specifically, the emergence of ecclesiastical courts after Pope Gregory VII prompted civil courts to imitate […]

The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization – Episode 1, Preview

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Today’s question: So when the mythical Jesus guy …

Question: So when the mythical Jesus guy was on Earth in the story, did he scare the Roman Empire enough to crush it or did the Roman Empire crush him? Answer: Shortly after Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, he founded a universal Church, for the purpose of our salvation. Jesus promised that the […]

Comet fragment may have hastened the fall of Roman Empire, subsequent world-wide ascendance of the Catholic Church.

by Doug Lawrence There’s no historical doubt that the Catholic Church preserved and then successfully rebuilt modern Western Civilization after the fall of the Roman Empire. What hasn’t been known – until now – is the possible extra terrestrial and/or supernatural impetus. Halley’s Comet May Be Linked to Famine 1,500 Years Ago

Liberal social justice Catholics have drunk the Protestant Kool Aid

by Doug Lawrence The Catholic Church in America appears to be almost evenly split between “libs” and “trads”. For those who are new to these culture wars, “libs” might be described as Catholics who tend to be light on Catholic dogma and overly reliant on emotion and social work – especially when it  comes to […]

The old culture war rages on

The culture war is essentially a struggle to see if the West will have ametaphysical culture or an anti-metaphysical culture. An anti-metaphysical culture must give way to nihilism, anarchy, and the upsurge of unchecked evil. Thus, the long-term prospects for the survival of Western Civilization will be determined by the outcome of the culture war. Metaphysics, faith, and […]

The Feast of Pentecost as a prophetic “marker”

Moses and the Tablets of the Law by Doug Lawrence The wind and fire of the Holy Spirit hovered powerfully over Mount Sinai – where Moses had remained for the last 40 days and nights. The Children of Israel concluded that no man could survive such an event, so they assumed Moses had died, and […]

Classical Liberal Education: The cure for the dumbed-down culture of death?

Classical education, the institute explained, is meant to help students learn how to think, giving them “the tools of lifelong learning,” rather than merely teaching them “subjects.” The foundation of classical education is a set of three methods of learning subjects, called the trivium, which consists of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. “By uniting faith and […]

“We should not have to sue the federal government to keep our constitutional freedoms,” Ryan said, referring to the Catholic Church’s lawsuit over the mandate.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -Paul Ryan squeezed in time on a four-stop, five-state day for a conference call with evangelical voters Sunday evening, issuing a warning about a second Obama term saying the president is putting the country on a “dangerous path” that compromises “Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values.” Link

Fortnight for Freedom Issue #12: President Obama’s lack of grace will surely lead to the downfall of his particular regime.

by Doug Lawrence It’s historically clear that the majority of the Founding Fathers of the United States truly believed in God and were indeed “cultural” Christians. It’s also true that most of the Fathers were, as is President Obama, anti-Catholic in their particular attitudes and personal beliefs. So, the stark difference in world-view between the […]

Did Jesus Plan a Monarchical Papacy? Is the Pope Catholic?

Jesus certainly did not plan for the inflated and corrupt popes of the popular imagination. He intended to found a church, but the church was not democratic in structure. It was established with clear individual leadership. In Matthew 16.18-19 Jesus says to Simon Peter, “You are Peter, and on this Rock I will build my […]

The false, dark and often deadly modern concept of self fulfillment

Just as the Church opened the windows, the “Spirit of ’68″ swept through Western civilization. I recently found a rather dark article commenting on this cultural tsunami. Describing the summer of 1968, the author said, “A second hideous year of hippies with their ‘summer of love’…was just an excuse for selfish, spoiled college kids to […]

Michael Voris “brags” about the “Coolness” of Catholicism

Truth is .. Catholicism always has been cool. We built western civilization .. the only thing that relativists, socialists and atheists ever built was guillotines and death camps. Our problem of late it just that many of us have been asleep for a while .. not really minding or paying attention to the candy store. […]

“The dominant Catholic narrative of our time is not decline, but astronomic growth”

The overall perception is that this is an era of Catholic entropy — decline, contraction, things getting smaller. Seen from global perspective, however, that’s just wildly wrong. The last half-century witnessed the greatest period of missionary expansion in the 2,000-year history of Catholicism, fueled by explosive growth in the southern hemisphere. Take sub-Saharan Africa as […]

Gingrich’s unlikely conversion to Catholicism: Genuine, merely convenient … or politically motivated?

Gingrich didn’t convert to Catholicism in a sudden swell of emotion. Rather, it seemed a slower and headier process. Like many adult converts, Gingrich was drawn by the philosophical richness of the Roman Catholic Church. “Let’s not forget this is a Ph.D., a former professor, a man who loves books and loves big ideas, and […]

This Week’s Ask Alice: Why the Vatican?

Send A Question To Alice She’ll answer your Catholic questions right here, every Thursday. Email responses will also be provided, as time permits. Roy writes: Jesus wasn’t born and raised in the Vatican, so why the Vatican is your holy city? Alice explains: Catholics recognize Rome as our holy city since it is the place […]