The Barbarian Challenge

Jul 29, 2015 by

By John Horvat II, TFP: Scratch the soul of many a conservative and beneath you will find a villager. Something is there that attracts these Americans to more natural and simpler lifestyles. Perhaps it is because organic and authentic things appear restful and reassuring in a world of uncertainties and anxieties. However, what makes the organic option particularly attractive to conservatives is that it seems to be a solution to a neo-pagan world that corrupts and attacks family life. These...

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Reform and Renewal Starts with Us

Jul 21, 2015 by

by Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: Let’s get straight to the point. We no longer live in a culturally Christian state. We do not live in a robust pagan state, such as Rome was during the Pax Romana. We live in a sickly sub-pagan state, or metastate, a monstrous thing, all-meddlesome, all-ambitious. The natural virtues are scorned. Temperance is for prigs, prudence for sticks in the mud who worry about people who don’t yet exist. A man who fathers six children upon three women and now wants to...

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Longer trading hours on Sundays undermine family life

Jul 14, 2015 by

By Michael Andreyev, The Conservative Woman: “There is still a growing appetite for shopping on a Sunday.” In those words, George Osborne breezily explains why the Sunday trading laws will be relaxed. He will allow local authorities to extend Sunday trading hours.  Why keep Sunday special?  A day of rest is part of God’s plan for all people.  It is part of what is best for mankind.  A day in the week when almost everybody is free from work is an important way to help family life and...

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Yet more Sunday shopping will ruin community life

Jul 8, 2015 by

Tim Montgomerie   writes in The Times July 8 that the economy might gain from extended Sunday shopping hours but asks what will society lose: people will be yanked away from the Sunday dinner table to work a full day at a faraway shopping store? He claims that “ we’ve become an increasingly materialistic society that knows the economic value of everything but barely tries to measure the strength — or weakness — of community life. We measure progress by the percentage of the population that...

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Immigration reviving Christianity in Britain – Cardinal

Jul 8, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: New migrants brining fresh life to ‘weary western culture’ insists Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric. Cardinal Vincent Nichols said an influx of new arrivals was not simply boosting flagging congregations but encouraging the British-born population to rediscover its own “wellsprings of faith”. He argued that the recent waves of immigration, which have seen the population grow at its fastest rate since records began, would ultimately help strengthen social...

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Young people more conservative than parents’ generation

Jul 3, 2015 by

By Oliver Lane, Breitbart: A new study suggests young women are three times more likely to agree with the statement a “woman’s place is the home” than those over the age of 30, as a growing body of evidence points to the most conservative young generation in decades. The research shows the reactions to various statements and concepts by mothers aged under and above thirty, and the results may surprise you. Although the Daily Telegraph’s new ‘Women’ (or rather, drearily feminist) section...

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