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John Horvat

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Until individuals, families, institutions, and government are restored to their proper roles, America will continue crashing through the debt ceiling... It is official: The national debt has now exceeded $21 trillion. The tragic news comes just six months...
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Patrick Deneen’s masterful study provides a compelling, clear, and scholarly analysis that helps people understand the failure of liberalism: It has failed because it has wildly succeeded beyond all expectations... Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen (248 pages, Yale University Press, 2017)
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The gun control debate has reignited with the recent Florida shooting. Despite the passionate commentaries on all sides, no one seems to be able to answer the question of when the shootings will stop. As much as...
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The premise that the soul does not exist has practical consequences in society. If there is no soul, then there is no final destination where evil is punished and good rewarded forever. Morality itself becomes irrelevant... Evolutionists...
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The abuse of opioids, like other addictions, stems from a profound spiritual problem deep inside the souls of countless Americans. But when people turn to the sublimity of heavenly things, they acquire the ability to overcome their frenetic appetites and look for spiritual solutions...
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An Internet-free Sunday honors the Sabbath and allows us to leave our daily rat-race for at least one day, to ponder and prepare for the week ahead. It is a perfect occasion to visit and converse with others...
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What we need most are things spiritual, not material. We need things that will not agitate us but that will fill us with peace and order... In making my list of gift suggestions for Christmas, I...
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The seemingly insignificant suppression of ladies and gentlemen on New York’s trains represents a giant step backward. It affirms that we need no longer behave like ladies and gentlemen, but rather like whatever we want to be, or happen to be, at the moment...
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A rotten culture that has long taught men that “everything goes” is now turning on those who pursued this norm with great passion... The spectacular fall of Harvey Weinstein represents more than just the rejection of the...
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The left is politicizing our calming safety-valve institutions—the national anthem, marriage, statues, even leisure—damning them as expressions of an oppressive regime that must be overthrown. But these institutions need to be defended in order to relieve the pressures that are mounting and tearing society apart...
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The mediocre man perhaps takes comfort from the fact that there will never be a monument erected in his honor. He has taken great pains to do nothing extraordinary to merit such an action... As the violent...
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If we truly desire the Benedict Option, then let us not withdraw from modernity, for strategic retreats easily turn into routs. Let us rather engage our neo-barbarian culture by both cultivating our Benedictine identity when projecting Boniface’s strength. It is the only option... Today’s offering in our Timeless...
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Those who don’t want to miss out on an “urgent” text message or email must reorient their desires toward those spiritual goods found in the good, true, and beautiful... Everyone has seen it happen....
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If there was someone who did not exercise the Benedict Option, it was Saint Benedict himself. The problem with the Benedict Option is that it does not have the substance, unity, and goal of the Benedictine ideal that set the world on fire with the love of...