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"A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert — himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt — the Divine Reason."

- G. K. Chesterton

 

The Wisdom of Dante

Up from Hell: Dante’s Lessons for Millennials - Rod Dreher

Dante speaks to a new generation, and what he has to say may save your life.

T.S. Eliot's Comedy - Father Dwight Longenecker

From his earliest years as a poet Eliot revered Dante, considering him to be the great master.

Can An Atheist Really Get Dante? - Rod Dreher

Reading the great Catholic poet's Divine Comedy is more than a literary experience, it's a guide to the spiritual life.



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On the Human Soul - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

A most vivid passage in Scripture, one often repeated by St. Ignatius, reads: "What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his immortal soul." (Mark 8:36) Read more...

Up from Hell: Dante’s Lessons for Millennials - Rod Dreher

Dante speaks to a new generation, and what he has to say may save your life. Read more...

College’s 'Religious Cliff' - Naomi Schaefer Riley

Ask not what your faith can do for you, but what you can do for your faith. Read more...

How the 1571 Battle of Lepanto saved Europe - Michael Novak

For those who know little history, today's battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented.  It is not. Read more...

C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce - Mitchell A. Kalpakgian

One can be a ghost or a spirit.  Read more...

The So-Called "Francis Problem" - Father Mark Pilon

A number of my friends are more upset than I tend to be by what they call the "Francis problem." Read more...

It’s a synod on the family, remember - Msgr. Cormac Burke

Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one. Read more...

Our Liberation and the Liberal Arts - Father George W. Rutler

The first part of the academic year of many schools in the English-speaking world is called "Michaelmas Term." Read more...

Yes Pa: Lessons in Character - Fred W. Sarkis

Yes Pa shows kids the secret of a happy life — and how to become the author of their own life story. Read more...

Why is Modern Art so Bad? - Robert Florczak

For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Read more...


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Synod Day 10 – A Ton of Vaseline - Robert Royal
After Wednesday’s press briefing, a noted student of the Vatican, whose identity should probably not be revealed, turned and said to me, “Roberto, I don’t know what you say in English, but here we say that we just had a ton of Vaseline dumped on our heads.”

Cardinal Dolan on countercultural bishops - CNA
Kasper and Dolan express views on the attitudes of African Catholics. Their opinions diverge.

Synod is more and more like a soap opera - Crux
Every day, the 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family, a summit of 260 bishops and other participants convened by Pope Francis, seems more and more like a daytime soap opera. Today brought more surprising turns on multiple fronts.

Battles in the Church and How You Can Help - NCRegister
The family today is in crisis.

LGBT activist group hopes to influence family synod - CNA
The start of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family has triggered a wave of activism from well-funded LGBT activist groups in the U.S. who are targeting “outspoken” Catholic bishops in hopes of changing Catholic practice and moral doctrine.





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