Rod Dreher, over at RealClearReligion, claims that pride is causing a moral and spiritual crisis for liberal democracy in America.
The Pope offers some advice to summer revelers: Take your Bible to the beach.
Elizabeth Scalia, over at First Things, writes about the problem of the “Dictatorship of Sentimentalism,” which holds that a truly just God should grant his children whatever the want, whenever they want.
Gary Wills, in The New York Times, compares the Church of Scientology to the Catholic Church in regard to the corruptive influence of money. Wills claims that “money and religion make for a poisonous combination.” One might ask how Wills expects any organization to function without money, and thankfully Naomi Schaeffer Riley offers a response to Wills’ over-stated arguments in Philanthropy Daily.