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"...one cannot become wholly man in any other way than by being loved, by letting oneself be loved."

- Pope Benedict XVI


Let Freedom Ring

A free speech crisis on campus - Rex Murphy

Universities are supposed to be bold, confident, courageous institutions, whose biggest duty to their students is to expand the range and depth of their ideas, not confirm their prejudices.

Thought police on patrol - Charles Krauthammer

Long a staple of academia, the totalitarian impulse is spreading.

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Mortification: A Condition of Life - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

The development of the supernatural virtues in us is attended by a process which has a twofold aspect. Read more...

Silence: A Means to Recollection - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

This state is at once the effect of and the condition needed for prayer. Silence is a necessary and indispensable means to prayer. Read more...

John Paul II and The Blessed Sacrament - Jason Evert

A French novelist once wrote, "Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are." Although there are countless ways to study Saint John Paul the Great, the most direct route is by entering the man's heart. Discover the five greatest loves of Saint John Paul II, through remarkable unpublished stories about him from bishops, priests who organized his papal pilgrimages, his students in Poland, Swiss Guards, and others. Read more...

Thought police on patrol - Charles Krauthammer

Long a staple of academia, the totalitarian impulse is spreading. Read more...

Easter with Flannery O'Connor - George Weigel

This coming Aug. 3 will mark the golden anniversary of Flannery O'Connor's "Passover," to adopt the biblical image John Paul II used to describe the Christian journey through death to eternal life. Read more...

For the crime of faith - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Father Frans van der Lugt was murdered because he refused to flee his home in Syria.  Shot because he was a Christian. Read more...

10 Tips for a Good Confession - Father Ed Bloom

To make a good confession demands prior preparation. The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul. Read more...

Where Is the Virtue? - Anthony Esolen

Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity. Read more...

Introduction - Brant Pitre

"This book will change you. It is an invitation to the Messiah's wedding feast — and a foretaste of heaven.  It will change the way you experience the sacraments, personal prayer, Scripture study, and marriage.  Most of all, it will deepen your love for Christ." - Scott Hahn Read more...

Walking with the Lord - Father George W. Rutler

Walking with our Lord in these days requires faith and reason. Read more...

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At Easter, Kiev-based Ukrainian church condemns Russian 'aggression' - Reuters
As Russians and Ukrainians celebrated Easter, the head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate condemned Russian "aggression."

Humanae Vitae Really Isn't Going Anywhere - aleteia
It's time to come to grips with the prophetic teaching.

Religion's Social Goods - First Things
A growing number of legal scholars question whether a justification exists for protecting religion as its own category.

John Paul II and The Blessed Sacrament - CWR
The late pontiff's sixty to ninety minutes of private prayer before Mass were the best part of his day.

Christian Environmentalism and the Temptation of Faux Asceticism - Acton
It is important to clarify the Church's teaching on asceticism because many voices in the environmental movement encourage a kind of ascetical lifestyle in the name of "ethical consumption."

Did Pope Francis tell a divorced and civilly remarried woman she could receive Holy Communion? - NCRegister
According to press accounts, Pope Francis phoned a divorced and remarried woman in Argentina and told her that it's okay for her to receive Communion and that the subject as a whole is being discussed at the Vatican.

Ascetic Aesthetics - First Things
One Hopkins is enough," said the poet A. D. Hope.

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