Culture

Articles addressing the mainstream culture and status quo through the lens of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Personalism is the philosophical response to the individualism and the collectivism that brought Western societies in the last century further away from God. Personalism basically says that each human person is alteri incommunicabilis, inherently unique and self-determining, with a dignity of deserving nothing less than love. Personalism says that the person is an end  in himself or herself, and that the person is a good towards which the only proper and adequate attitude is love. Personalism beautifully addresses the truth of our humanity via faith and reason, and can thus be understood in Christian circles and secular circles alike.

 

Le Nouvel Esprit strives to contribute to the New Evangelization by sharing the truth of personalism regarding mainstream culture, which is paradoxically susceptible to both individualism and collectivism.

You are not Worth Talking to: the Tyrannical Reign of the Screen

"You are not worth talking to" is the message we implicitly communicate with our screen usage. Screens have come to tyrannize our social lives and now man must learn how to be sociable again.

By Jeremy Hausotter

4/30/2022

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Relationships, Current Events, Aesthetics, Meditation

Would You Vote for a Racist Candidate?

The political and moral tug of war within Christian circles continues amid the 2020 Presidential Elections, due to one of the most conspicuous presidencies in U.S. history. This article addresses the ongoing moral debate of who to vote for president.

By Guillermo Moreno

4/19/2020

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Current Events, Politics

What Public Education Can Be

The American public school system is falling apart. In this article, Jeremy outlines a vision of what public education can be and how to ennoble it.

By Jeremy Hausotter

4/30/2022

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Politics, Current Events

The Clues to the Culture of Life

The term "culture of life" is predominantly used in opposition to abortion, but it is not limited to it. This article addresses how nature and faith show that we are all called to love. In so doing, persons are respected according to their respective dignity as man and woman. This culture is one that lives according to God's design and according to what God says, and the people of this culture attain the peace and joy that can only come from Him.

By Guillermo Moreno

6/3/2020

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Relationships

The Faithful Catholic Responses to Traditionis Custodes

Amidst the controversy surrounding Pope Francis's motu propio on the Latin Mass, Catholics can have numerous responses but only some of which express fidelity to the Church. This article examines Traditionis Custodes, and gives a Catholic response to it in light of the cultures of TLM and NO Catholics.

By Guillermo Moreno

8/14/2021

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Current Events, Liturgy

Cover in Ashes: An Alleged New Message from an Approved Marian Visionary

In 1973, Our Lady appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa in Akita, Japan, and revealed to her a message of a great chastisement if humanity does not repent and turn to God. In 2019, Sister Agnes has allegedly received a new message that seems to allude to a catastrophic event within forty days if humanity does not repent. Some believe this chastisement is the COVID pandemic. The purpose of this article is to review the Akita messages and this COVID interpretation.

By Guillermo Moreno

4/11/2021

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Current Events, Apparitions

George Floyd and the Riots

The author claims that the real problem blacks face today is not police brutality itself, even though this is a problem that needs to be addressed, but rather that what we are witnessing is a manifestation of the end towards which a culture progresses to when it has abandoned God and embraced the culture of death.

By Jeremy Hausotter

6/3/2020

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Current Events, Politics

Theocratic Propaganda: Introduction

Theocracy occurs when religion and politics are confused. Theocratic propaganda uses religion to coerce individuals into a political ideology where religion governs polity, as if the government of this world is the point of God's revelation. This article is the beginning of the dissection of the natures of political governance and ecclesiastical authority, and the temptation of political messiahship as a manifestation of the Culture of Death.

By Guillermo Moreno

7/4/2020

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Politics

Theocratic Propaganda Ch 1: What Do We Mean by 'Religion'?

This article addresses what we generally mean when we say the word, ‘religion.’ This is a necessary first step towards confirming that we have the same definitions when it comes to key terms about a certain topic: in this case, ‘religion.’ Here, we address the fact that people of different religions have different sets of beliefs, especially differentiating the cosmic religions from those of Biblical origins.

By Guillermo Moreno

12/12/2021

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Politics

The Brutalization of Man Through Art

There are two societies: the saints and the damned. From these two societies comes two cultural worldviews with their own cultural products. Today we face this clash of cultures due to the brutalization of man through art.

By Jeremy Hausotter

12/12/2021

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Aesthetics

The Eschatological Dimensions of Art

Art orientates us one way or another. This orientation is art's ability to help order us towards heavenly bliss. Such is the eschatological dimensions of art.

By Jeremy Hausotter

1/30/2022

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Aesthetics

The Death of the Hero

Here we outline the principles which contributed to the death of the hero in modern art.

By Jeremy Hausotter

1/30/2022

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Aesthetics

Three Principles for Considering Paintings

After visiting the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., Jeremy shares three principles or insights concerning paintings after his experience.

By Jeremy Hausotter

4/30/2022

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Aesthetics

No Safe Spaces: A Review

Trigger warnings? White privilege? Safe Spaces? What’s it all about? Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla tag team in this 2019 documentary, No Safe Spaces. They delve into the modern college campus culture, which is a reflection of the mainstream culture that attacks free speech. Featuring the appearances of advocates for free speech, including Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson, and Ben Shapiro, No Safe Spaces is a must-see for the resistance against leftism in the United States.

By Guillermo Moreno

7/16/2022

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Film Review, Politics, Current Events

Date Differently: A Review on The Dating Project

A direly needed documentary for our time, The Dating Project offers a critique of the hook-up culture. It proposes to viewers traditional dating as the solution to the hook-up culture. Following the lives of five singles, this film engages the questions of love and relationships, and answers with a message of truth and hope for those seeking marriage. Family-friendly and faith-friendly, The Dating Project is a must see for all young adults.

By Guillermo Moreno

2/14/2021

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Film Review, Relationships

On the Marvel Films

The Marvel films are an unparalleled cinematographic event that has become a financial powerhouse with 23 movies and more upcoming. It is good to stop in the midst of its dazzle and action scenes to ask: what does the MCU have to say about the world? Every piece of art or those which claim to be art speaks about the world and the MCU films are no different. This article examines the themes of God, morality, race, metaphysics, and the occult as depicted in the films.

By Jeremy Hausotter

7/28/2020

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Film Review

The New Revolution: A Summary of Unprotected

Decades after the beginning of the sexual revolution, mainstream culture has inarguably become toxic for women. Featuring an ensemble cast of faithful Catholic authors, professors, and public figures, Unprotected addresses the origin of this toxicity, its effects, and the cure, always referring to the truth about the Church’s teaching on sexual morality based on revelation and nature as God created it, and how it all comes together in our experiences as fallen persons called to sanctity particularly in this day and age. This documentary is a must watch as a first step towards understanding authentic women’s empowerment and towards the new revolution.

By Guillermo Moreno

10/3/2021

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Film Review, Relationships, Current Events

On Mowing Your Lawn

In this brief article the author meditates upon mowing one's lawn as a duty of men. Men are called to be the protector of the home as husbands and fathers. Mowing the lawn is one way men participate in God's Providential ordering of the universe.

By Jeremy Hausotter

5/16/2021

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Meditation

On Parking Your Car

In this short meditation the author connects the daily practice of parking your car with living out the virtues.

By Jeremy Hausotter

8/1/2021

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Meditation

On Giving Your Best

We have all heard about giving your best, but what we do not realize is that often our best is not good enough. We can improve our best, and the standard by which we do so is Christ on the Cross. Christ is the best that we must live towards every day.

By Jeremy Hausotter

8/1/2021

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Meditation

On Naming Your Child

Every baby must be named, but not all baby names are good names. Naming your child is a significant event. It is also a duty and responsibility. This is a short meditation on the importance of naming your child.

By Jeremy Hausotter

8/1/2021

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Meditation

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Henryk Siemiradzki
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