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My father - David Warren

An old man I know told me how he became a Roman Catholic, after an upbringing that would perhaps have better fitted him to become some sort of "humanist."  Read more...

My Friend, Benedict XVI - Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J.

These are Father Joseph Fessio’s answers to a series of questions posed about Pope Benedict XVI. They were answered on April 21, 2005, before he got on an airplane to fly to Rome for the formal installation of Pope Benedict XVI.  Read more...

My Pain and Gain - Anthony Esolen

On the blessings of a bum leg.   Read more...

My Path to Rome - Ian Hunter

The story of my conversion is the story of four men: Pope John Paul II, my father (albeit, an unwitting guide), C. S. Lewis, and Malcolm Muggeridge. It is the story of the Church's decision to publish a comprehensive Catechism of the Christian faith, and of a priest willing to go beyond the requirements of his office to fetch one lost sheep out of the wilderness. It is the story of faithful Catholics who prayed. And above all, first, last, and always, it is the same old story that it always is – a story of God's grace and forgiveness and love. Deo gratiasRead more...

My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir - chapter 1 - Colleen Carroll Campbell

A poignant and powerful spiritual memoir about how the lives of the saints changed the life of a modern woman.  Read more...

My Thorn in the Flesh - Carl Cleveland

Carl Cleveland had it all. Wealth. Love. Success. Then the FBI showed up. Out of the blue, he faced obscure legal charges. He was innocent, but the deck was stacked. His sentence: 10 years in prison. Cleveland relates his riveting tale - a story of three grueling years in prison where he was sustained by constant prayer. And ending in joyful victory - an appeal that would prove to be the fastest handed down in Supreme Court history.  Read more...

Nature and Nature's God - Walter Russell Mead

For each one of us, the waters will someday rise, the winds spin out of control, the roof will come off the house and the power will go out for good.  Read more...

Never let a crisis go unused - Father George W. Rutler

During the persecution of Christians in the reign of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman prefect Rusticus was frustrated by the serene equanimity of the Christian convert Justin, a Platonic philosopher.   Read more...

New saints and the energy that builds noble societies - Father George W. Rutler

The canonization of Marianne Cope, along with Kateri Tekakwitha, on October 21, occasioned the publication of a stunning photograph showing Marianne standing beside the funeral bier of St. Damien in Kalaupapa, Molokai.   Read more...

Newman's Road to Rome - Pat McNamara

What made the conversion of John Henry Newman so especially noteworthy, and what did it cost him to cross the Tiber?   Read more...

No Greater Glory - Charles Colson

The troop ship glided across the icy waters of the North Atlantic, headed for Greenland. On board, nine hundred soldiers enjoyed an amateur night program organized by the ship's four chaplains.  Read more...

Nobody's Perfect, but They Were Good - Peggy Noonan

We needed some happy news this week, and I think we got it. But first, a journey back in time.  Read more...

Not all of us can 'live strong' - Rev. Raymond de Souza

Even the name is perfect. Lance Armstrong.  Read more...

Not perfect, just better than anyone else - Father Raymond J. De Souza

God made Joe Paterno to be a football coach.   Read more...

Not your usual sports & God story - Terry Mattingly

As a culture, we are still in the midst of the great secular holy season called the NFL playoffs.   Read more...

On Punching Heretics - Father Dwight Longenecker

The future Santa Claus, fed up with this nonsense, got up and administered some love.  Read more...

On the Road to Limerick - Ralph McInerny

Flying into Dublin, the North American whose business is in the west, retrieves his luggage, checks out his rental car, looks unfazed at the morning traffic, and decides to begin his westward journey. Despite jet lag.   Read more...

Once in a Century: Remembering John Paul II - Archbishop Chalres J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

John Paul II was a man who left an indelible impression.   Read more...

Once, the bravest man in the world - Robert Fulford

For at least a dozen years, beginning in 1962, he seemed nothing less than the bravest man in the world.  Read more...

Open, Disarming, and Inevitably Misunderstood - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

In his foreword to this remarkable book – structured as a conversation between Benedict XVI and journalist Peter Seewald – George Weigel praises the German Pope for his "frankness, clarity and compassion." This is very true. It's also an understatement.   Read more...

Oprah and the Dominicans - Joan Frawley Desmond

Oprah Winfrey recently lined up a series on alternative communities and wanted Catholic nuns to be a part of the mix.   Read more...

Otto von Habsburg, RIP - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Otto von Habsburg died on Monday, aged 98.  Read more...

Ouellet’s fast rise - Father Raymond J. de Souza

When Marc Ouellet was sent from Rome in 2002 to be the new archbishop of Quebec City, it marked an astonishing rise for the former seminary rector and professor of theology.   Read more...

Our Joyful Pope - Andrea Monda

I have not made a careful check, but I am willing to bet that if one were to analyze word frequency in the texts of Benedict XVI, the word used most often would be "joy."  Read more...

Our Mission in Life Is to Love and Serve - Susan Conroy

In the summer of 1986, 21-year-old Susan Conroy left her family and friends and headed off to Calcutta, India — alone — to assist the Missionaries of Charity. "This is a story about how 'all things are possible with God,'" she writes. "It is a treasury of the lessons of love that I learned from Mother Teresa and her beloved poorest of the poor."   Read more...


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