Matthew Schmitz“The term ‘unborn’ implies that there is a baby inside a pregnant woman, not a fetus. Babies are not babies until they are born. They’re fetuses. Incorrectly calling a fetus a ‘baby’ or ‘the unborn’ is part of the strategy used by antiabortion groups...”
The Australian election reflects wider realignments throughout the West.
Matthew Schmitz“The more that Western center-left politicians mistake progressive enclaves like New York or inner-city Melbourne as proxies for the wider electorate, the more they limit their ability to win national elections.“ Or Twitter, for that matter.
A prominent French thinker reviews Oren Cass’s new book.
Matthew Schmitz“Transnational discourse is rather nice, and at certain historical moments ... can serve as a good corrective. But it has a dark side: it amounts to denying solidarity with the people who live in the same country as you do and speak the same language.”
Benedict XVI’s decision to break his silence cannot have been made lightly. At the time of his resignation, the former pope announced his intention to withdraw and remain “hidden from the world”.
Matthew SchmitzBenedict still teaches a Catholic faith that certain men would rather replace. That he still lives and speaks is a palpable reminder that the religion they would bury will never die.
Matthew Schmitz“Here I am completely alone in the cathedral, in the middle of burning debris falling down from the ceiling, I call upon Jesus to help us save His home.”
Incredible interview with the chaplain who saved the blessed sacrament and crown of thorns
Dear Democrats, I’m a Republican and I’m here to help. I want to help because we live in the same country and while our politics may diverge, our future is inextricably bound together. And like a frantic Marty McFly trying to help Doc Brown, I need...
Matthew Schmitz@matthewwalther The “great piece” mentioned in the first line contains another, yes, another gratuitous swipe at social conservatives—“the usual culture warriors like Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Ben Carson.”
In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by frédéric martel translated . . . .
Matthew Schmitz“He takes 576 pages to convince us that the Roman Catholic clergymen who live and work in the Vatican have made it into a modern-day Sodom, whose sins cry to heaven for vengeance; that done, he rains fire down on Lot.”
Fr Paul Mankowski SJ on @martelf