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A Christmas Story - Calvin News

For almost three decades Calvin College professor Pete Tigchelaar has had a three-month-old fetus, encased in plastic, that he uses in his human biology classes. He's always thought of the tiny fetus as a good educational tool.  Popular  Read more...

A Gift I'll Never Forget - Linda Hummel

He entered my life twenty years ago, leaning against the doorjamb of Room 202, where I taught fifth grade. He wore sneakers three sizes too large and checkered pants ripped at the knees.  Popular  Read more...

"Good Sport" - Donald DeMarco

"If St. Christopher could protect travelers," thought the enterprising Miss Kearns, "perhaps he could ensure the safe passage of Gil Hodges around the bases."  Read more...

"In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" - James Francis Cardinal Stafford

Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day.  Read more...

'Remarkable work of grace' in Boston, 10 years on - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Is it over? Yes and no. It was 10 years ago this month that the sexual abuse crisis exploded in the archdiocese of Boston, with reverberations across the world.   Read more...

'The most brilliant' - Father Raymond J. De Souza

The cardinals' choice was bold ó and sound  Read more...

'What Dolan Taught' - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The garrulous Timothy Michael Dolan, preacher and raconteur extraordinaire, chooses his words carefully.   Read more...

1400 Percent Growth of Dominican Sisters - Deal Hudson

You have to drive slowly along the dirt road or you will miss the old-style country mailbox and red barn marking the driveway of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Read more...

7 Sons Lay Hero Dad to Rest - Tim Drake

The story of a Catholic father dying to save his son started being told in a small town in Virginia. Then on the front page of the The Washington Post. Then it began to be repeated on blogs and in online discussions from coast to coast.   Read more...

Ad Multos Annos - Robert Royal

Today is the fifth anniversary of Joseph Ratzingerís election as successor to St. Peter.  Read more...

A beautiful film about the English Martyrs - Charles Cole

Faith of our Fathers: In search of the English Martyrs is a new film presented by Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Nicholas Schofield, priests of the Dioceses of Southwark and Westminster respectively.   Read more...

A better way to ask the big questions - Father Raymond J. de Souza

In turns out that Sydney may play a decisive role in how those Anglican disputes are worked out.  Read more...

A brief, beautiful life - Genevieve Lanigan

Joseph, despite his very short life, greatly enriched our and many other peoples' lives.   Read more...

A brilliant reign: Queen Elizabeth at 60 years on the throne - Conrad Black

It does not seem like 60 years ago that my late brother said to our half-asleep parents as we departed early for school: "There was a bug in my cereal, and by the way, the King is dead."  Read more...

A Cardinal Virtue - Donald DeMarco

What do you do when you are locked out of your campus dormitory and it is midnight and raining and your wife is not feeling well and all of the motels and hotels in the area are filled because it is a graduation weekend?  Read more...

A Chaplain's Chaplain - Peter Duffy

As a young chaplain candidate in the U.S. Navy in the late 1980s, the Rev. Daniel L. Mode became captivated by the story of a Roman Catholic priest who was killed at age 38 while ministering to U.S. Marines in 1967.  Read more...

A Chinese Legend - Author Unknown

Look at that curve in the River of Ch'i With the green bamboos so luxuriant. ó The Book of Songs (Waley)  Read more...

A Clean Heart - Anthony Esolen

My father was the least prudish man Iíve ever known, taking the ordinary goodness of the body completely for granted.   Read more...

A Close Encounter With the Angel of Death - Peter Kreeft

The first vision that burns unforgettably in my mind is the simple one of a locked door: the back door of our house. As my wife and I left that morning for the hospital tests that would show what was wrong with our daughter, a small, dark insect in my mind buzzed with worry.  Read more...

A Conversion Story - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

An adult conversion to Catholicism ó or indeed to any form of orthodox Christianity ó is not an everyday occurrence in the American academy. Most secular academics seem to receive any profession of Christian faith with a vague sense of embarrassment.  Read more...

A daily salve for a wounded culture - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Itís over. But not really. Wednesday night was Oprahís last show.   Read more...

A Day at the Beach - Peggy Noonan

It was May 1944, and 22-year-old John Whitehead of Montclair, N.J., an ensign on the USS Thomas Jefferson, was placed in charge of five of the landing craft for the invasion of Europe.  Read more...

A dear, wise, constant friend - Lord Conrad Black

Lord Conrad Black, former proprietor of the National Post, remembers his friendship of many years with Emmett Cardinal Carter, who died Sunday, April 6 at the age of 91.  Read more...

A Father's Lesson: Joy and Dignity Amid Dementia - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Dad's diagnosis came on a bleak January afternoon in 1996 during my last semester of college.   Read more...

A few thoughts from WFB - Roger Kimball

William F. Buckley Jr. died 8 months ago, at the end of February, 2008. Today, November 24, is his birthday. He would have been 83.  Read more...


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