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The Human Face and the Way of Peace - Donald DeMarco

During his homily at St. Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Peace and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God—New Year’s Day—Pope Benedict XVI offered the world a most thought-provoking reflection on peace. The Holy Father developed the point that peace begins when we look upon the face of another person.  Read more...

The Idea of Moral Progress - Richard John Neuhaus

Almost everybody agrees that progress is a good thing. But most self-evidently good things, when examined more closely, have a way of generating disagreements. And so it is with the idea of progress, of which the idea of moral progress is part.   Read more...

The Ideal Conscience: Correct and Certain - Father Kenneth Baker, S.J.

Conscience is the supreme subjective norm of morality.   Read more...

The Immaculate Conception - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I am confused. I thought that the Immaculate Conception has to do with Mary conceiving by the power of the Holy Spirit. My friend says it deals with the conception of Mary. Please explain.  Read more...

The Importance of Prayer - Deacon Doug McManaman

The purpose of our life is to learn how to pray, to acquire a rich interior contemplative life.  Read more...

The Importance of Thinking - Father George Rutler

Our Lord expects each of us to use the mind He has given us.  Read more...

The Invisible World - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Cor. iv. 18.  Read more...

The Joint Declaration - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

This past Fall, I heard that the Catholics and the Lutherans had signed some statement about salvation. I heard someone in my parish say something like, "The Church finally admitted Luther was right, and we were wrong." Is this true?  Read more...

The Joy of Easter - Fr. Leonard M. Puech

Some of the men went to verify. Well, the tomb was empty all right, but they didn’t see him. It’s all over! And then the explosion of joy, when they recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread.  Read more...

The joy of Easter - Father George W. Rutler

The joy of Easter is more than happiness, since happiness is a feeling while joy is a fact. Happiness comes from impressions, while joy comes from comprehension.  Read more...

The joy of the saint - Father George Rutler

There is that guileless definition of saint by a little girl who was thinking of the stained-glass figures: "A saint is somebody the light shines through."  Read more...

The Joy of the Saints - Father George W. Rutler

The culminating evidence of sanctity is a joy that is not of this world.  Read more...

The judgment of God, the judgment of man - Father George Rutler

This year in Moscow almost 350,000 people lined up each day to gaze upon a relic of cloth said to have been worn by the Mother of the Incarnate Word.   Read more...

The Key That Fits the Lock, Part Ten - Anthony Esolen

There are two things to remember about Abraham, as he stands upon Mount Moriah, knife in hand. Abraham is a receiver of gifts. And Abraham is obedient.  Read more...

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory - Scott Hahn

The Our Father is a prayer full of hope. Indeed, it is so hopefilled as to sound audacious.  Read more...

The Laity from Apostolic Times through the Middle Ages - Russell Shaw

Are we living in the age of the Laity?   Read more...

The Land of the Dead - Fr. William Saunders

What do we mean when we say in the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus descended into hell?   Read more...

The Language of Prayer - Michael P. Foley

Last week the U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved changes to the wording of the Mass that will significantly affect how Roman Catholics pray.  Read more...

The Language of Tradition - Raymond Arroyo

The pope brings back the Latin Mass.  Read more...

The Last Supper - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace, A Jewish friend of mine pointed out a supposed problem with the Christian concept of the Last Supper. As we all know, Jesus gave his disciples bread and wine during that Passover Meal. My friend claims that bread is never served during the Passover meal. Is that correct?  Read more...

The Law - Tim Gray

The Pentateuch, or first five books of the Bible, is a mixture of narratives and laws. Quite often a series of laws will be sandwiched between narratives. If there is no integral relationship between the two, it would have made much more sense to put the law code after the covenant ceremony or even at the end of the Book of Exodus. But since this was not done, there must be some strategic reason for the juxtaposition of law and narrative, which happens frequently throughout the Pentateuch.  Read more...

The Lifetime Catholic Reading Plan - book review - JAY MCNALLY

Fr. Hardon has chosen 104 authors, listed chronologically from St. Ignatius of Antioch, who wrote in the first century and died a martyr in the Roman Colosseum, to John C. Wu, a Chinese-American convert who died in 1986.  Read more...

The light - Father George Rutler

The Feast of the Epiphany is transferred from January 6 to this Sunday, and the following day celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord. Each is about the shedding of light.  Read more...

The light keeps breaking through - Father George W. Rutler

An old friend of Dr. Johnson once told him that he had tried to be a philosopher “but cheerfulness kept breaking through.”   Read more...

The Light of Life - Father George W. Rutler

The first creature was light itself:  "Let there be light."   Read more...


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