Matthew Rarey

Matthew Rarey

A native Chicagoan, Matthew A. Rarey is a lover of the tried and true. Believing that without God anything is possible, our cultural and spiritual madness being awful proof, he strives to bring timeless truths to our topsy-turvy present. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications, from The Catholic World Report and Chronicles to The National Catholic Register and The Washington Times.


Cultural Caviar

Sex and Consequences at Purdue University

Oct 04 2010

"€œThe only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform."€ "€”Alfred Kinsey, Indiana University "€œOur criteria for consent…are conscious, coherent, and into it."€ "€”Zoe

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Good and Evil in Lviv, part II

Good and Evil in Lviv, part II

Mar 27 2008

The Lenten lunch at Lviv's Holy Spirit Seminary was sacrificially bland"€”and Ukrainian cuisine ain"€™t exactly Cajun to begin with"€”but I wouldn"€™t have traded it for

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Good and Evil in Lviv, part I

Good and Evil in Lviv, part I

Mar 26 2008

The second part of this essay can be found here. With memories still slick from the worst blood-letting in history, followed by the less dramatic

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The Anatomy of Cruelty

The Anatomy of Cruelty

Sep 17 2007

When H. G. Wells wrote his fantastic tale about a scientist who breeds human-animal hybrids with sadistic intent—created to destroy one another, plus any humans

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Mass with Pat Buchanan and the King of Rwanda

Mass with Pat Buchanan and the King of Rwanda

Apr 16 2007

"€œ"€™Morning, ma"€™am,"€ I greeted her, wishing I had a cap to doff but making up for it with a broad smile. "€œWhy, good "€™mornin"€™, son!