August 26, 2014
Satellite pictures of the Korean peninsula at night tell the story. The southern half, where the Pope just finished a five-day visit, is bathed in light. The major cities of South Korea, Seoul and Pusan, gleam like bright jewels, surrounded by a glowing lacework of smaller cities and towns. The northern half of the peninsula, on the other hand, is a black hole. Only the dim light of Pyongyang, the capital of the communist north, …
August 21, 2014
In many ways, South Korea is a great success story. Regular, peaceful elections have been held since the country transitioned to democracy in the 1980s, in sharp contrast to the despotic—some would say psychotic—regime in the north ruled by dictator-for-life Kim Jong-Un. The Samsungs and the Hyundais continue to roll off the assembly lines, shipped to consumers in the U.S. and around the world, and providing the South Koreans with one of the highest living …
September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON DC—President of Population Research Institute (PRI), Mr. Steven W. Mosher, published an op-ed entitled “What is Authentic Catholic Charity?” in the National Catholic Register today. The op-ed underlines the problems at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the context of a discussion of what constitutes authentic Catholic charity. Mosher said, “Authentic Catholic charity, according to Pope Benedict XVI, must always include proclaiming the word of God and celebrating the sacraments, as well as exercising …
March 14, 2013
Secular liberals who were hoping that the new pope would compromise the age-old teachings of the Church concerning marriage and family will no doubt be disappointed to learn that Pope Francis is, after all, Catholic.