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"Suffering unleashes love."

- Saint John Paul II


Why Purity Matters

A meditation on the pure man - Anthony Esolen

Where have all the angels gone?

The Battle for Purity - Edward Sri

The battle for purity is ultimately fought deep in the recesses of the human heart.

Purity: Youth Restored - Anthony Esolen

Modern man is like the character Marcus in the book Quo Vadis. He no longer knows what his body is for.

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Freedom of Conscience - Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy makes some important distinctions to help a primarily non-religious audience (a Rotary Club) understand why freedom of conscience is so important and why it must be protected. Read more...

Q & A with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the new book The Feasts - Cardinal Donald Wuerl

The feasts have an outsized importance in Christianity. They teach doctrine. They form culture. They deliver the truths and mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ in a way that's delightful and memorable. Read more...

The Feasts: Introduction - Cardinal Donald Wuerl & Mike Aquilina

"Cardinal Wuerl and Aquilina show us the transformative spiritual power in the Church’s original and most ancient feasts. This is a book to be prayed with and meditated on. Because when we understand the meaning of the Church’s liturgical feasts, we know better the great dignity and destiny we have as children of God." - Most Reverend José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles Read more...

What Is Distinct About Catholicism? - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

Three factors that set the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church apart from all other religions and sects. Read more...

Michael Novak's Moral Compass - Mark Michalski

When Michael Novak was writing The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, I was fortunate to have worked as his assistant. Read more...

Calvary is an unblinking, unforgettable film - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap

Calvary is the kind of film that leaves a theatre silent at the final credits. It’s not the silence of boredom or a morgue, but the silence of people collecting their emotions in order to breathe again. Read more...

A Tale of Two Churches - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

For many years in America, the state basically kept its original promise to protect all religions and not to become a rival to them, a fake church. That is no longer the case. Read more...

We have to ask the world: Why are you silent? - Father George W. Rutler

I do not like most jargon, as it diminishes the creative power of the noble English language rightly used. Read more...

Roger Scruton's quotes - Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton on nonsense, Richard Dawkins, original sin, Islamism and more. Read more...

Regensburg Revisited: Faith, Reason and the Islamic State - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Regensburg was not so much the work of a professor or even a pope. It was the work of a prophet. Read more...

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Cardinal Dolan: Ukraine 'flowing with blood,' America must speak up - CNA
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions.

Obamacare’s Taxpayer-Funded Abortions - NRO
A GAO report shows that abortions are being paid for with taxes in more than 1,000 exchange plans.

Deluge of criticism after abortion funding revealed in health care law - CNA
Pro-life groups have responded forcefully to a new report finding that despite promises from President Barack Obama, more than 1,000 health care plans under the Affordable Care Act cover abortion.

“Just keep getting the truth out! Please don’t let us down!" - Cardinal Dolan
Last week I called my friend Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Major Archbishop for the Greek Catholics of Ukraine.

Will we be getting annulment reform? - Crux
One of the best informed Vatican reporters says the smart money would bet that annulment reform, of some kind, will be a kind of compromise at next month’s Synod on the Family.

At the border, Catholics stepped up while politicians dithered - Crux
It was religious leaders who rallied to form a humanitarian response to the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border to the US this summer.

A long and winding road - Mercatornet
How an English writer immersed in the gay culture discovered God.

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