Why Young People Are Attracted to the Sublime

Liberal writers have trouble explaining the attraction of young people for religion, especially in its more traditional forms. This attraction is not supposed to happen. It short circuits the logic of their exhausted narratives. Young people should be drawn to revolutionary narratives that preach division and equality. History, liberals say, is a succession of power … Read more

10 Amazing Ideas In ‘Return to Order’ That Will Inspire You

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The book, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go helps people understand better where we went wrong in our society and culture. Author John Horvat II provides insights into our society in crisis. He also outlines what a … Read more

Seven Sublime Ways to Make Christmas Merry Again

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Christmas should be a time of great joy, but oftentimes it isn’t. Perhaps the joy is lost in the season’s gaudy and frantic commercialization that has turned a great holy day into a secular holiday. There is also the loud revelry of winter parties present that tends to suffocate the memories of calm Christmases past. … Read more

Five Things to Thank God for on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving has become a secular holiday. It is a time for family get-togethers, sports events and shopping trips. There is some, but not enough giving of thanks on Thanksgiving. Moreover, when gratitude is felt, it frequently remains just a feeling that is not directed toward a good and personal God. Then too, when people thank … Read more

Chastity: a Sublime Model for Us

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If we are to return to order, the family is the key. However, we must find a model for the family to imitate. That model must be based on chastity. The Holy Family is the sublime model for all families, yet it was unlike any other family that ever was or will be in history. … Read more

How the Middle Ages Inspired This American to Build a Castle

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No discussion about the healthy state of the American imagination would be complete without talking about castles. Americans love castles and everything associated with them. In nearly every locale across the country, there are those who dream beyond the classic mansion or manor and build the medieval castle of their dreams. Such dream castles are … Read more

A Lesson In Innocence

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One September morning in the year 1897, the editor of a New York daily newspaper called The Sun found a letter from an eight-year-old girl on his desk. The letter read: Dear Editor: I am eight-years-old. Some of my friends always tell me that Father Christmas does not exist. However, my father says that if … Read more

Mont Saint Michel: An Angelic Island on Earth

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The incredible island of Mont Saint Michel is a sublime example of angelic influence in Christian Civilization. The small patch of land lies in a bay off the coast of Normandy, France, and has held a Catholic presence since the eighth century when Saint Michael the Archangel appeared and requested that a church be erected … Read more