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Sexual abuse is society's problem, too - Philip Lawler

Catholic bishops were not the only people who covered up evidence of sexual abuse. Public schools, police departments, families, media outlets, non-profit associations – not to mention other religious denominations – all were guilty of their own cover-ups.  Read more...

Sexual Symbolism - Peter Kreeft

The excerpt below from the book Women and the Priesthood (by Peter Kreeft and Alice Von Hildebrand) comprises Kreeft's second of four reasons defending the Catholic church's teaching on the male priesthood.  Read more...

Shroud Skeptics Bump against Science - Mary Jo Anderson

Over the past 30 years, many researchers have been drawn to the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. Evident on that ancient cloth is a compelling body of evidence that scientists cannot dismiss and so must study.   Read more...

Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends: Above all, love them - Steve Ray

Religious arguments and split families are as old as time.   Read more...

So-Called Gay Marriage: A Dialogue - J. Budziszewski

I'd been tied up with students all morning. No sooner did student number ten leave than student number eleven appeared. It was Theresa.   Read more...

Society has changed — not Catholicism - John Haldane

Its teachings may sometimes be uncomfortable, but what lies behind them is thought that has been thought out.  Read more...

Some useful terms - Envoy’s Canon Law 101 - Envoy Magazine

An aid to understanding “My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism”.  Read more...

Spare us from Vatican economic analysts - Phil Lawler

The Catholic Church does not claim teaching authority on matters of economics and finance.   Read more...

Spirituality Without Spirits - David Mills

It’s a great and self-serving mess, this claim to be "spiritual but not religious".   Read more...

Striking gold in a vast online rubbish dump - J. Fraser Field

J. Fraser Field says a powerful experience of Christ's presence inspired him to embrace the Catholic faith and eventually to form the Catholic Education Resource Center.   Read more...

Stunner! Pope Practiced Self-Mortification - Jimmy Akin

So various circles have been atwitter about news reports that Pope John Paul II practiced certain forms of self-mortification or, in the immortal words of the Associated Press, “John Paul II used belt to whip himself.”  Read more...

Surfing and Spirituality - Peter Kreeft

Many different images from physical life have been used for the stages of the spiritual life, for example, Teresa of Avila's "mansions" (in The Interior Castle), or Walter Hilton's rungs on The Ladder of Perfection. One analogy that's never, as far as I know, been used — yet one that is quite arresting to many souls — is the analogy of surfing.  Read more...

Taking Issue with the Church - Douglas McManaman

Many people today seem to "have issues" with Catholicism.  Read more...

Talking to Jehovah's Witnesses - Jason Evert

If you open your home to the Witnesses, that is more than most people do. Know that your charity and willingness to share your faith will leave a mark on the hearts and minds of Jehovah's Witnesses.   Read more...

Tawkin' Ta Dead Folk - RUSSELL L. FORD

One fellow is a convict they call the Rite Reverend Doctor Elder Johnny Lee.  Read more...

Teaching with Authority - ANTHONY SETON

We teachers are frequently required to attend workshops.  Read more...

Teenagers and Truth - Dennis Buonafede

If teenagers do not enter their adult years already convinced of the reality of Objective Truth, knowable by human reason, they will be increasingly enslaved by the idea that there is no common universal truth.   Read more...

Telling the World Its Own Story - Rev. Richard John Neuhaus

It is the responsibility and the opportunity of Christians to communicate to the world what is aptly called "the world’s own story." The world does not know its own story.  Read more...

The Allegorical Sense of Scripture - Mark Shea

One of the standing temptations of the biblical student is to oversimplify by seizing on one truth and using it to discount other, equally important truths. One such oversimplification consists of the habit some modern people have of exalting the primacy of the literal sense of Scripture into a flat denial of the possibility of any other senses of Scripture at all.  Read more...

The Argument from Conscience - Peter Kreeft

The argument from conscience is one of the only two arguments for the existence of God alluded to in Scripture, the other being the argument from design (both in Romans).  Read more...

The Argument from Desire - Peter Kreeft

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for these desires exists. A baby feels hunger; well, there is such a thing as food....If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.  Read more...

The Argument from History - Peter Kreeft

This argument is both stronger and weaker than the other arguments for the existence of God.  Read more...

The Argument from Pascal's Wager - Peter Kreeft

To understand Pascal's Wager you have to understand the background of the argument.  Read more...

The Argument from the Divinity of Christ - Peter Kreeft

The doctrine of Christ's divinity is the central Christian doctrine, for it is like a skeleton key that opens all the others.  Read more...

The Art of Teaching the Faith - His Grace Bishop Raymond L. Burke

What does it mean to say that the teaching of the faith is the work of the Holy Spirit? It means that the catechist cooperates in God the Father’s communication of His truth and love to His sons and daughters, most perfectly in the sending of the His only-begotten Son into the world for our salvation.  Read more...


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