The Ugliness of Evil and the Banality of Death

The classical world depicted the deformity and monstrosity of evil with revolting images: the Gorgon Medusa with serpents for coils of hair; the Chimaera with a boa constrictor for a tail and the heads of a lion, goat, and serpent, their mouths breathing fire; Centaurs half human and half horse; and Minotaurs part human and part bull. In the Inferno Dante also portrays evil in lurid forms in which human souls transform into the appearance of shapes that embody their vices, the suicides transformed into trees and the thieves into serpents. In the Iliad

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Oct, 31 2014

Brittany Maynard and Suffering: A Study in Contrast

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Oct, 28 2014

The Truth Will Set You Free: Voting According to Catholic Principles

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Nov, 13 2014

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Nov, 11 2014

The Freedom of the Home

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Nov, 7 2014

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Nov, 10 2014

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Nov, 6 2014

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