Last 20 Articles

We cannot avoid making judgments - Bishop David McGough

When we avoid a rush to destructive judgment and accusation we allow the possibility that the good within us might ultimately flourish and come to fruition. Read more...

The Consequences of Redefining Marriage - Ryan T. Anderson

There are good reasons why conjugal unions have been distinguished from all others since antiquity. Read more...

Jesus' Sweet and Light Yoke - Father John Tauler, O.P.

Now, to what people is this yoke sweet and light, as they accept it and bear it along? Read more...

Moral clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer

Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Read more...

NFP: The Myth of the “Contraceptive Mentality” - Father Ryan Erlenbush

It should be clear that a couple who uses (or even misuses) natural family planning will never be in danger of a falling into a contraceptive mentality. Read more...

We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia - Theo Boer

In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide. Read more...

False Extremes and the Christian Way Forward - John Zmirak

Most people get virtue wrong.  They think that it is simply the opposite of sin — when in fact the opposite of a sin is usually another kind of sin, just as the opposite of going too far west is going too far east. Read more...

The Language of Love - Most Reverend James D. Conley, STL.

"The Language of Love" is Bishop Conley's pastoral letter on the sacrificial nature of love and on the destructive nature of contraception. Read more...

A meditation on the pure man - Anthony Esolen

Where have all the angels gone? Read more...

Homosexual Porn Conflicts in Youth: Parental Responses - Richard Fitzgibbons

Catholic parents are often shocked and deeply troubled when they discover a son or daughter has been viewing homosexual pornography or when they are informed by an adolescent son or daughter that they are homosexual. Read more...

How to talk to non-Catholics about the Faith - Emily Stimpson

As 'the Francis effect' prompts more people to inquire about the Church and her beliefs, be ready to respond. Read more...

Holy Smoke! - Father Dwight Longenecker

Why do we use incense in worship? Read more...

The Real Truth About Child Sex Abuse - Father Dwight Longenecker

Is the Church doing enough? Read more...

The Catholic Church's best-kept secret - Damian Thompson

Earlier this year I paid several visits to a hospital in the Home Counties to see someone very close to me. Then an angel arrived at the bedside. Read more...

Sports, our last unifying force - Father Raymond J. de Souza

I was getting ready for my quadrennial inveighing against the World Cup, remaining as I do immune from the excitement of the nil-nil thriller, as for example the one Netherlands and Costa Rica delivered the other day. Read more...

American Freedom and the Catholic Church - Cardinal Francis George

On June 20, Pope Francis spoke to a conference in Rome on international religious liberty and the global clash of values. Read more...

Hobby Lobby, Assisted Suicide, and Slippery Slopes… - Theodore Dalrymple

The distinction between what the law permits and what the law enjoins is often blurred. Read more...

Born for Happiness and Misery: King George III - Father George W. Rutler

In the splendid biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow the leitmotif that bursts into a glorious finale is that Washington truly was one of the noblest of men and Hamilton, in some ways the son that Washington never had, was a stunning genius and no less entertaining as a character. Read more...

Patriotism - Father George W. Rutler

The extended Independence Day weekend occasions some reflections on patriotism. Read more...

Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island - William Edmund Fahey

You weren't expecting Treasure Island, were you?  Well, we never are and that is part of its beauty. Read more...



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