Calm in Chaos

Calm in Chaos

It is our custom to suspend my weekly column through the month of August until Labor Day. I do not take a vacation (for reasons I explained half a dozen years ago in an essay called “Vacation Trials and Tribulations,” available on the Crisis Magazine website.) Summer is supposed to be a time of repose, and that…
Slavic Lessons in Suffering This Lent—Crucified between Fascism and Communism

Slavic Lessons in Suffering This Lent—Crucified between Fascism and Communism

In March of 1937, Pope Pius XI issued two encyclicals within five days of each other. Mit Brennender Sorge condemned National Socialism, and Divini Redemptoris condemned Communism. These ideologies, attacking human dignity and replacing God with the power of the self-justifying State, were In March of 1937, Pope Pius XI issued two encyclicals within five days of each other. Mit…
The Standard of the Cross vs. that of the Crescent

The Standard of the Cross vs. that of the Crescent

By Fr. George W. Rutler, S.T.D.   The current mania for tearing down statues and stifling free speech by cultural ingénues ignorant of history and logic, has reached a stellar absurdity in demands to censure “The Star Spangled Banner” on lame claims that it is racist. If ignorance is bliss, then those who indulge their…