Marxism/Communism

50 pro-democracy figures arrested in Hong Kong clampdown

Human Rights Watch says mass arrests remove 'the remaining veneer of democracy in the city' Union of Catholic Asian News, January 6, 2021 John Clancey, a Hong Kong solicitor and American citizen, is led away by police after he was arrested under a new national security law in Hong Kong on... read more

Nancy Pelosi Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules

By Alana Mastrangelo, Breitbart, January 2, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as... read more

The Vatican-China Agreement: When the Music Stops

Pope Francis has made a bad deal with the Chinese government. The agreement reached with mainland authorities is not helping Catholics and other Christians as much as even its architects’ attenuated hopes warranted. It has hamstrung the Church and muted her moral witness at a crucial time. By... read more

The Real History of Antifa

By Kyle Shideler, 06.03.2020 The dark history of the radical Left's enforcement arm. With riots and civil unrest metastasizing across the United States, the president declared he intends to designate Antifa as a terrorist group. Predictably, the talking heads rushed out to declare that... read more

No, Jesus Wasn’t a Socialist

Christian charity, being voluntary and heartfelt, is utterly distinct from the compulsory, impersonal mandates of the state. By Lawrence Reed, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), January 5, 2020 The claim that Jesus Christ was a socialist has become a popular refrain among liberals,... read more

How Santa Survived the Soviet Era

Of all the variations on the beloved character, Russia’s Ded Moroz might have the strangest history By Dan Nosowitz, Atlas Obscura, December 19, 2019 THERE ARE VERSIONS OF THE character widely known as Santa Claus throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe—all large, bearded men... read more

Scalfari Book Exposes Young Bergoglio’s Communist Leanings

by Jules Gomes  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 21, 2019    Pope Francis: 'It is the communists who think like Christians' VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis has confessed to being profoundly influenced by communism when discerning his... read more

There’s a Pony in Here Somewhere: A Post-Synodal Reflection

By George Weigel, First Things, October 28, 2019 According to his longtime consigliere, Edwin Meese, President Ronald Reagan must have told the “pony joke” at least a thousand times. The story involves the super-optimistic child whose parents take him to a psychiatrist, along with his... read more

Chinese Totalitarianism and Catholic Witness

By Thomas Farr, September 21, 2019 “The current assault on religion in China under President Xi Jinping is the most comprehensive attempt to manipulate and control religious communities since the Cultural Revolution.” Or so I argued in congressional testimony [1] last fall. Part of Xi’s... read more

Pan-Amazon Pandemonium

By William Kirkpatrick, Crisis, July 23, 2019 There’s a funny scene in Oklahoma in which Curly sings a slyly mocking song about Jud Fry, the menacing hired hand. Curly assures Jud that though people dislike him now, they’ll miss him when he’s gone. To make the point, he imagines Jud’s... read more

Bastille Day: Blood, Death, and Exterminating the Beautiful

By Laramie Hirsch, OnePeterFive, July 15, 2019 This week’s Bastille Day in Paris featured a man flying around on a brand new flyboard prototype, designed by inventor Franky Zapata. This “future soldier” buzzed through the air above the crowds and underneath a sky clouded in the colors... read more

Squandering Moral Capital

On Being Catholic Modern