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John Paul II and the Crisis of Humanism - George Weigel

John Paul II is arguably the iconic figure of the twentieth century because his life has embodied, personally and spiritually, the human crises of our times.  Read more...

Joyce Appleby, Catholic Conscience, and the Supreme Court - Matthew J. Franck

Should Catholic justices recuse themselves on certain cases?  Read more...

Judge Judy, Simon Cowell, and the Lord God - Father Robert Barron

Perhaps we might consider all of the judges whom we obviously love to watch to be minor icons of the Judge in whose light we ought to live.  Read more...

Keeping An Open Mind - Donald DeMarco

"I have an open mind," of course, has become a cultural cliché. What it really means is, "I am open to any trendy idea that blows in the wind, and am willing to accept it uncritically."   Read more...

Keeping the Faith - James E Person, Jr.

Looming over the fireplace in the late Russell Kirk’s library in Mecosta, Mich., are three small stone images, statues given to Kirk by the renowned Scots sculptor Hew Lorimer during the 1950s.  Read more...

Kenneth Clark and the Danger of Heroic Materialism - Father Robert Barron

Lord Kenneth Clark is one of my intellectual heroes.   Read more...

Killer Weed - Zenit

“Legalize it/ Don’t criticize it” sang Peter Tosh decades ago, and many still sing marijuana’s praises. It’s no worse than tobacco or alcohol. It’s a godsend for people suffering intensive pain — it may help restore appetite and improve general well-being. Legalize it. Don’t criticize it.  Read more...

Kingliness - Donald DeMarco

Agesilaus II, King of Sparta in the fourth-century B.C., compared his kingly role to that of a good father. “The king will best govern his realm who reigneth over his people as a father doth over his children.”  Read more...

Knight of Consensus - Carl Anderson

This midterm cycle has been a time of unprecedented civic engagement, and Carl Anderson sees a lot of consensus in it.   Read more...

Latin’s second coming - Barbara Kay

It would appear that Pope Benedict XVI intends to reinvigorate the beleaguered (Tridentine) Latin mass, which in the late ’60s was almost universally replaced by individual vernacular languages to encourage “active participation” for ordinary parishioners.  Read more...

Laughing with Chesterton - Father Dwight Longenecker

It could be said that the pun is mightier than the sword. If this is true, then wordplay may be as important as swordplay in the never ending wars between the dark powers of the underworld and the light of Christ.  Read more...

Lenten thoughts - David Warren

The great advantage of Lent is that, faithfully observed, or rather, attempted, it makes havoc with all one's diurnal customs and habits.   Read more...

Leo and John Paul are like brothers - Father Raymond de Souza

Earlier this week Pope John Paul II passed Pope Leo XIII on the papal longevity list, vaulting into third place in history, behind St. Peter himself and Blessed Pius IX (1846-1878).  Read more...

Liturgical Education - David G. Bonagura, Jr.

Before he was ordained bishop in 1977, Joseph Ratzinger was for a quarter century a professor of theology.   Read more...

Losing by Winning - Dinesh D’Souza

Justice Scalia, a devout Catholic, is making an important point. America must continue to recognize the religious source of the Ten Commandments as well as their contribution to our secular democracy.  Read more...

Lust and the Tyranny of Niceness - Deacon Douglas McManaman

Last week I decided to ask my students a question at the beginning of class. I can’t recall why, but I asked them: “If all of us were to die right now, if we were all going to be hit by a nuclear missle in the next few seconds, how many of you think you’re going to heaven?”   Read more...

Man, the Social Animal - George J. Marlin

In his new, best-selling book, The Social Animal, David Brooks, The New York Times resident center-right columnist, writes about human nature and explains why we can, among other things, love, achieve, and develop character.  Read more...

Manners Makyth Man - Father George William Rutler

Every day in the Great Hall of one of my schools I ate, or tried to dine, before a large fireplace carved with William of Wykeham's motto, "Manners Makyth Man."   Read more...

Marijuana on the Ballot - James R. McDonough

While it has long been clear that chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant offer potential for medical use, smoking the raw plant is a method of delivery supported neither by law nor recent scientific evidence.  Read more...

Marking 60 years of British decline - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It's not easy being British.  Read more...

Marshall McLuhan and the divine message - Father Raymond J. de Souza

He was a devout convert to Catholicism. And religious thinking is essential to understanding his entire work.  Read more...

Martyrs of Today - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

In the kingdom of God, it is never too late, whether to forgive the church's persecutors or to convert the enemies of the faith.   Read more...

Modern Psychology and Catholic Understanding – part 1 - J. Fraser Field

I did graduate work in counselling psychology — and worked in that field for a couple of years — before eventually going back to university to pick up my teaching diploma.  Read more...

Modern Psychology and Catholic Understanding — part 2 - J. Fraser Field

The founders of modern counselling and psychotherapy weren't at all timid about voicing their hostility toward orthodox Christianity.  Read more...

Modern Scoundrels - George J. Marlin

In 1907, St. Pius X asserted in the encyclical Pascendi: “It is pride which fills Modernists with that self-assurance by which they consider themselves and pose as the rule for all.  Read more...


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