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How Dagger John Saved New York's Irish - William J. Stern

We are not the first generation puzzled by what to do about the underclass. A hundred years ago and more, Manhattanís tens of thousands of Irish seemed a lost community, mired in poverty and ignorance, destroying themselves through drink, idleness, violence, criminality, and illegitimacy.   Read more...

How I woke up from spiritual slumber and inched at a snailís pace to Rome - Conrad Black

Former media mogul Conrad Black was an agnostic until his 20s, but, after trips to Rome, Lourdes and Fatima, found he could not shut out a sense of God.   Read more...

How one extraordinary talent may be the key to genius - Paul Johnson

What is a genius? We use the word frequently but surely, to guard its meaning, we should bestow it seldom.  Read more...

Hugh Dacre Barrett-Lennard - Father George W. Rutler

"Je suis l'Armée Britannique!" declared Sir Hugh Dacre Barrett-Lennard (1917-2007) to a startled French mayor at the Normandy invasion when he arrived with driver and jeep far behind enemy lines, in the 2nd Batallion, Essex Regiment.   Read more...

Human rights to dominate Popeís U.S. visit - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It has been said in Rome that the crowds came to see Pope John Paul, but they come to hear Pope Benedict XVI.  Read more...

Humility - Donald DeMarco

The humble person makes a realistic assessment of who he is and puts that unillusioned judgment into practice. He does not judge himself to be smaller or larger than he really is. In so doing he avoids despair as well as pride. Consequently, the humble person enjoys the freedom to be who he is.   Read more...

I Saw a Saint at Sunset - Peggy Noonan

Bestselling author Peggy Noonan brings her sharp observations, acute sensibility, warmth, and wit to the life of the pope and shows the personal effect his journey had upon her and millions of others throughout the world. Here is an excerpt from Peggy Noonan's latest, John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual FatherRead more...

Ignatius Cardinal Kung Pin-Mei - Rev. George W. Rutler

As my Cantonese is not what it would have been had I been present at Pentecost, in 1999 I led the intercessory prayers in French and Latin at a Solemn Mass on the 70th priestly ordination anniversary, 50th episcopal anniversary, 20th cardinalatial anniversary, and 98th birth anniversary of Ignatius Kung (Gong) Pin-Mei in his home of exile in Stamford, Connecticut.  Read more...

In Place of an Afterword: Sixty Years a Priest - Monsignor Georg Ratzinger & Michael Hesemann

On June 29, 2011, the Pope and his brother celebrated their "diamond priestly jubilee", the sixtieth anniversary of their ordination as priests on June 29, 1951, in the cathedral in Freising.   Read more...

In praise of Roger Maris, the anti-Bonds - Fr. Raymond de Souza

Where have you gone, Roger Maris? Baseball should turn its downcast eyes to you.  Read more...

In print and prayer, a Voice for truth - Father Raymond J. de Souza

You may not know his name, but you may well have heard his voice.  Read more...

In the land of crosses - George Weigel

No one knows when pious Lithuanians first erected crosses of all sizes on a hill about 7 miles north of the city of Siauliai.  Read more...

In the Vatican - Monsignor Leo Maasburg

"Mother Teresa's daily life, as described by Msgr. Maasburg, can be put in two powerful words: holy daring." - Alice von Hildebrand, Author, The Privilege of Being a Woman   Read more...

Into the Purple - David Warren

Among my most vivid memories of my father is being with him in Toronto, nearly 40 years ago, in the moments before he delivered a speech to a design convention.   Read more...

Introduction - Dorothy Day

For almost fifty years, through her tireless service to the poor and her courageous witness for peace, Dorothy Day offered an example of the gospel in action. Now the publication of her diaries, previously sealed for twenty-five years after her death, offers a uniquely intimate portrait of her struggles and concerns.  Read more...

Introduction - Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying

What soldiers say Kapaun did is so heroic that it defies believability.  Read more...

Introduction: A People of Hope - John L. Allen Jr.

Perhaps the most encouraging thing about Cardinal Timothy Dolan is that his continual optimism is not founded in Pollyanna-style cheeriness but anchored in a tough, clear-eyed reality.   Read more...

Irena Sendler, 98; member of resistance saved lives of 2,500 Polish Jews - Elaine Woo

Fate may have led Irena Sendler to the moment almost 70 years ago when she began to risk her life for the children of strangers.  Read more...

Is 'Octomom' America's Future? - Peggy Noonan

What's more depressing than the economic slowdown.  Read more...

Is God on the Saintsí side? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Will the Saints go marching in?   Read more...

Is Life Worth Living? - Russell Kirk

Concluding a public lecture, Russell Kirk once assured his listeners: "If you look for the Supernatural, you will find it. I promise you: I have."  Read more...

J.R.R. Tolkien: Husband and Father - Philip Kosloski

Best known for his fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien is probably better known by members of his family for his profound example of true fatherhood.  Read more...

J.R.R. Tolkien: Truth and Myth - Joseph Pearce

Tolkien preserved his mother's legacy and kept the faith, not only in his life but also in his work. In particular, and crucially, Tolkienís encounter with the depths of Christian mysticism and his understanding of the truths of orthodox theology enabled him to unravel the philosophy of myth that inspired not only the "magic" of his books but also the conversion of his friend C.S. Lewis to Christianity.  Read more...

Jack and Nelle - Paul Kengor

Nelle Reagan had a heart for God, and she did her best to impart that faith to her son Ronald. It was her aspiration that he should one day take that faith to the world.  Read more...

Jackie Robinson: Faith in Himself — and in God - Chris Lamb

He said kneeling to pray is the best way to get closer to the Lord and to 'a hard-hit ground ball.'  Read more...


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