Posts Tagged ‘Communism’

Hope for the Gospel of Life in America

The Holy See is celebrating Blessed John Paul’s landmark encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) June 15-16. Issued in 1995 and dated March 25 to coincide with the Feast of the Annunciation, The Gospel of Life is considered by many to be the best of an impressive set of 16 encyclical letters from his papacy, and perhaps his most heartfelt.

It makes sense—does it not?—when we consider his own life experiences in...

The Banality of Evil – The Eichmanns Among Us

When Hannah Arendt published her book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil fifty years ago, it caused a great scandal. Her critics thought that she was belittling the Holocaust. However, Arendt was not speaking about the Holocaust, which she believed to be just as horrific as her critics did, but about one of its perpetrators and the way he was involved in this terrible genocide.

Eichmann had been a desk-murderer,...

Solzhenitsyn: The Courage to be a Christian

In these dark days in which the power of secular fundamentalism appears to be on the rise and in which religious freedom seems to be imperiled, it is easy for Christians to become despondent. The clouds of radical relativism seem to obscure the light of objective truth and it can be difficult to discern any silver lining to help us illumine the future with hope.

In such gloomy times the example of the martyrs can...