Hegel’s tool of the Dialectic has captured and corrupted Western thought for far to many generations: the Dialectic, simply put, is the staking out of two poles (in our pluralistic age, more), topping them with the banner of equivocation:  they are equal (or, near so) in the production of meaning and authority.  Since the positing of the poles, with their presumed equality, is difficult to maintain (in short, it has no movement, no progression) a synthesis is constructed from the “better” aspects of each pole to create a synthesis.  This synthesis thus becomes the “new” knowledge.  A knowledge, which over time, discovers within its privileged, self-contained knowing (gnosis) poles struggling to stake themselves as separate, contrasting sources of knowing and authority.  From which a new synthesis is cobbled together.  And so on, and on.  A sort of godless eternity; or, one in which God is caught, struggling in the dialectic process, being forever synthesized into new (progressive) definitions.

“The Hegelian Dialectic: the True Culprit”, Sam Holliday (American Thinker)

“Karl Marx vs the Zeitgeist, or the Momentum Applied to Politics”, Roger Kimball (PJ Media)

“The Dialectic of Obama”, Thomas Lifson (American Thinker)

“Hope & Change . . . and Disinformation & Glasnot”, Chris Queen (PJ Media)

Sex, Lies, and ObamaCare, Robert Oscar Lopez (American Thinkers) There’s a lot to learn from the similarities between ObamaCare and the Sexual Revolution.

“Francis Fukuyama and the End of History”, Roger Kimball (The New Criteriion)

“Cartesian Inspired Gender Confusions”, Randall Smith (The Catholic Thing)

“Catholics and Communists’, Daren Jonescu (American Thinker)

“The Lie of Integralism”, Boniface (Unam Sanctam)

Reading Francis through Francis(Fr. Z) The Perfect Ecclesial Storm, Mark A. Pilon (The Catholic Thing)  Again HUGE news: Pope Francis explicitly endorses Benedict XVI’s “hermeneutic of continuity(Fr. Z)  An open letter to Pope Francis: on a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty, and La Lobby Gay in The Catholic Church“, Randy Engel  (Renew America)  Pope Francis: A New Hero for the Left?, Roger Kimball (PJ Media) Yikes. Three Surprising Papal Moves,Robert Royal (Catholic Thing) Just when you think another commentary may be overkill, here comes Rusty Reno, R.R. Reno (First Things)  Francis has succeeded in doing what no Pope has ever done: divide the ‘c’atholic Left  (Fr. Z) Pope Francis: “Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”(Jihad Watch)  The Problem of Selfishness A president, a pope, and an error., Kevin Williamson (NRO)  Three Surprising Papal Moves Robert Royal (Catholic Thing) Tea Party Catholics,George J. Marlin (Catholic Thing)  The joy of liberals: seeing Pope Francis bash conservatives(P. Blosser)  Evangelii gaudium 54 (“trickle-down economics”). Significant translation error changed meaning.  (Fr. Z)  VIDEO: Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute reacts to Evangelii gaudiumFr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute has a video with a reaction to Pope Francis’ Evangelii gaudium.  He has sincere questions for the Pope.  (Fr. Z)  Pope Francis and the Gospel of Joy, William Patenaude (CWR) The Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation is filled with warnings, encouragement, explanations, and challenges, all rooted in a pastor’s love for the flock.  Rush vs. the Pope: 7 Quotes Answered, Tom Hoopes (Catholic Vote) Rush Limbaugh let fly a barrage of criticism yesterday about what he called “the latest anti-capitalist proclamation from  The homosexual activist tyranny is growing and it is a real tyranny, Steve Jalsevac (LifeSiteNews)  Popes vs. Jews, Bruce Bawer (FrontPage) A new book sheds disturbing light on the Catholic Church’s institutional anti-Semitism.  Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gauium, Roundup (Against the Grain)  Catholics and Communists, Daren Jonescu  (American Thinker)  For generations, the global Catholic Church, at leadership levels, has been deeply invested in progressive collectivism.  Francis, the Writer Unbound, Hadley Arkes (The Catholic Thing)  The Pope Attacks Free Enterprise, Weldon (American Spectator)   Fox News opinion piece BLASTS Pope Francis as “the Catholic Church’s Obama”(Fr. Z)  Open Letter to his Holiness Pope Francis(Gates of Vienna)  From Geert Wilder, about you know what.  This morning we pray for those 15 nuns in Syria who were kidnapped by Islamm and mostly likely raped and killed by now.

Once Catholics reject the “ten steps” that lead to numbness regarding this issue, the repulsive counternatural aspects involved in redefining this most venerable of legal institutions become clear and its rejection more probable than not. The redefinition of marriage to include counternatural unions is not inevitable and it is not irreversible.