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The Liturgical Cliff – David G. Bonagura Jr., The Catholic Thing

The Price of Beauty and Recollection: The Walk-Through – Kathleen Pluth, The Chant Café

Family, State, and Union: Pope Leo Was Right – Jason Hall, Ignitum Today

Book Review: The Cube and the Cathedral by George Weigel – Mary Hartwell, Integrated Catholic Life™

Biblical Guidelines to Christian Cheerfulness – Russell Shaw, OSV Newsweekly

The First Form of Character Building – Momma Renee, Claytonopolis

Next Front in Religious Liberty Fight: Military Chaplains and “Ceremonies”? – Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote

Pope Benedict XVI Consecrates Four New Bishops. . . Roman Vestments – Fr. Z’s Blog

A Review of Common Fallacies that Weaken Arguments – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington (DC)

The Cause of America’s Declining Birthrate – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

The State Exists to Serve, Not Usurp, the Family – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

Culture War on a Shoe String (Budget) – Foxfier, The American Catholic

Papal Nuncio to Join Walk for Life West Coast – The CWR Blog

The Magic Circle and the Soho Masses – George Conger, Patheos/Get Religion

To Avoid Causing Scandal, Sr. Wendy Should Perhaps Stick to Art – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

Tolkien’s Catholicism – Joseph Pearce, StAR

Theocracy in Russia? – Matthew Cantirino, First Things/First Thoughts

Catholic Healthcare Company Win Injunction Against H. H. S. Mandate – John Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews

Bob Bork: The Lingering Presence – Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing

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The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy