We No Longer Make Boys Into Men

By |2021-01-24T15:56:26-06:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Family, Modernity, Sexuality|

In our time of fatherlessness, underachieving boys, social fraying, and the collapse of marriage, helping boys to become men needs to be done. We owe it to them in justice, or else we will not have healthy families, parishes, neighborhoods, and towns. Many years ago, in an article for Touchstone called, “A Requiem for Friendship,” [...]

So Much for Our “Conservative Court”

By |2020-12-17T16:59:00-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Conservatism, Politics, Sexuality, Supreme Court|

In a victory for transgender rights, the Supreme Court recently rejected a case brought by parents against an Oregon high school that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice based on the gender with which they identify. The “conservative” justices on the bench have failed to distinguish sexual orientation or gender confusion [...]

The Demolition of the Western Mind

By |2020-09-12T11:55:30-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Books, Catholicism, Sexuality|

Our only hope to counter our freefall into nihilism and relativism is a return to reality—not the false reality of the materialists, but the true reality of those who worship the Word. The only way to become real, as Anthony Esolen says in “Sex and the Unreal City,” is to join ourselves “to Christ, who [...]

Dante on Lust

By |2019-09-09T22:56:39-05:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Dante, Great Books, Letters From Dante Series, Louis Markos, Love, Morality, Sexuality, Virtue|

It is both seemly and right to feel love and even erotic passion, but when such feelings are taken to an improper extreme or directed toward an improper object, they grow twisted and perverse and morph into the sin of lust. We will have done significant damage to ourselves. Author’s Introduction: Imagine if Homer, Virgil, [...]

Deciding When to Let the Market Decide

By |2019-08-14T00:23:29-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, David Deavel, Economics, Free Markets, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

I often cringe a bit when I hear people say, “Let the markets decide.” I’m all for letting the markets decide a lot of things, but with the proviso that in the market I’m a decider. So when companies use their power and their marketing to shut down voices of sanity and to promote unhealthy [...]

Solomon on Sex

By |2019-08-01T14:57:46-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Letters From Dante Series, Louis Markos, Love, Marriage, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

Love is as strong as death and unyielding as the grave. It is not something to be indulged in lightly or casually. The lover and beloved move out of themselves toward the other, making themselves as vulnerable as children. They give all that is in their heart, for they trust that the other will receive [...]

Oscar Wilde: “Gay” Icon or “Homophobe”?

By |2018-11-09T21:09:17-06:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Homosexual Unions, Joseph Pearce, Literature, Morality, Oscar Wilde, Religion, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

It is time to whisper the truth that dare not speak its name. In short, it’s time to face the real facts about Oscar Wilde and his real views on homosexuality… It was with a queer sense of déjà vu that I heard the news that a “temple” in homage to Oscar Wilde has been [...]

What Classical Education Tells Us About Sex Education

By |2019-06-17T17:12:59-05:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Education, Great Books, Sexuality|

Our morally bankrupt culture sees sex as no more important, complex, or harmless than the ABCs. But it is unwise to teach the young that which is both beyond their understanding and harmful to their developing character. What American families need are educators who understand the true purpose of their craft and who possess a [...]

The “Me Too” Movement: What Would Plato Say?

By |2018-05-16T23:36:00-05:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Culture, Plato, Politics, Sexuality, Virtue|

Sexual misconduct is usually characterized as some kind of “power grab,” typically carried out by ruthless men seeking to prey upon the vulnerability of a woman. Yet Plato suggests that disordered sexual desire is a problem of the democratic soul… Speaking about British actress Kadian Noble’s lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein on the grounds of [...]

The Mister Rogers-ification of Christianity

By |2018-04-17T23:26:45-05:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Sexuality, Television|

I would not dream of condemning Mister Rogers for keeping overt religious references out of his broadcasts in order to reach the widest possible audience and provide a valuable public service with his message of love. What I do condemn is the idea that Christian faith does not deserve representation unless first watered down to [...]

Making Britain Great Again: The “Deplorable” C.S. Lewis

By |2018-04-23T14:40:46-05:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Faith, Family, Feminism, Sexuality|

Compared to today’s decidedly pragmatic US President, the tradition-minded Cambridge medievalist proves to be more exclusive and more provincial, for it is the creator of the beloved Narnia series who would resist tenaciously any attempt to flood his country with Norwegians, however law-abiding and productive. So before preaching the Benedict Option or crusading for pro-life feminism, let the Christian [...]

Why Christians Are the Real Freaks

By |2018-03-15T16:31:40-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Film, Homosexual Unions, Politics, Sexuality|

The narrative of the film The Greatest Showman is familiar, but the narrative is wrong. It insists that there is this creative and wonderful minority of show freaks that is being kept down by the haters because of who they are. But in actuality, faithful Christians are the freaks, not the LGBTs… Hollywood has produced a terrific, though [...]

Do We Need New Gender Pronouns?

By |2018-02-05T20:20:47-06:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Christianity, Culture, Philosophy, Sexuality, Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg|

In politics, compromise and consensus may have to suffice, but in academia, it is absurd to let consensus, identity politics, subjective self-reference, or anything else supersede truth… A prominent professor of linguistics publically taught the party line on gender pronouns. It is not necessary to name the semi-famous professor because even though it is absurd, [...]

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