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Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009 - George Weigel

Father Richard John Neuhaus's work will be remembered and debated for decades.  Read more...

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009 - Father George W. Rutler

About 25 years ago, I had the first of many dinners with the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, when he was still a Lutheran.   Read more...

Robert Charles Susil, 1974-2010 - George Weigel

Four days after my son-in-law, Rob Susil, re-entered Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he would die of an aggressive sarcoma on February 5, the Church marked the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and read the Gospel of Simeon's prophecy to Mary—that a "sword will pierce through your own soul" [Luke 2.35].  Read more...

Robert Francis Wilberforce - Father George William Rutler

It was through his brother-in-law, Louis Bancel Warren, that I got to know Robert Francis Wilberforce (1887–1988), and none too soon, for he was closing in on his 100th birthday – a genetic habit of the family, . . .  Read more...

Robin and Growing Up - Paul Kengor

To this day, George W. Bush is sure he saw her. Swears by it. He caught her small head barely rising above the backseat of his parents' green Oldsmobile as it pulled in front of Sam Houston Elementary School in Midland, Texas, in the fall of 1953.   Read more...

Rocket Richard’s greatest moment - Father Raymond J. de Souza

This week hockey is not disappointing, and it is a good time to remember the heroes.   Read more...

Roger Maris and the summer of 1961 - George Weigel

Roger Maris, a Catholic whom some would argue is the real single-season home run king, is one of the quiet heroes of the American Catholic experience.  Read more...

Rome — The Scavi of St. Peter's and the Grittiness of Catholicism - George Weigel

The remarkable sites beneath St. Peter's are known today as the scavi (excavations). A walk through them is a walk into some important truths about what it means to be a Catholic.  Read more...

Ronald Reagan’s Rainbow - Paul Kengor

How could Reagan, obviously knowledgeable of Alzheimer's, describe the onset of his disease as a coming sunset? The answer was Reagan's secret weapon: his optimism. He called it an eternal optimism, a "God-given optimism."  Read more...

Roy Campell: Bombast and Fire - Joseph Pearce

Roy Campbell was considered by many of his peers, most notably by T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Sitwell, as one of the finest poets of the 20th century. Why then, one wonders, is he not as well-known today as many lesser poets?  Read more...

Roy Schoeman's Conversion Story - Roy Schoeman

My parents were observant Jews in Europe who fled to the U.S. to escape the Holocaust. I was raised as a "conservative" Jew, and was rather pious by nature and very enthusiastic about the religious instruction I received and the religious activities I participated in.   Read more...

Saint Damien of Molokai - Father George W. Rutler

Word of Saint Damien’s heroic labors among the lepers on Molokai quickly spread after his death.   Read more...

Saint Jeanne Jugan - George Weigel

Born during the virulently anti-Catholic French Revolution, Jeanne Jugan learned early in her life that fidelity to Christ and his Church could be costly.   Read more...

Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady - Fr. William Saunders

The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a 57-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepayec Hill on the outskirts of Mexico City.  Read more...

Saint Margaret of Cortona - Rev. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

Saint Margaret of Cortona is an inspiration for all those in recovery who have come from homes where a step-parent resented having to care for the children of the new-found spouse.  Read more...

Saint Nuno of Saint Mary - Father George Rutler

Nuno Alvares Pereira, born in 1360, was a descendant of Charlemagne and, by the marriage of his daughter to a son of the King of Portugal, became ancestor to many shapers of history, including Catherine of Aragon and Mary Tudor.   Read more...

Saint of the gutters - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Remembering Mother Teresa, born 100 years ago.   Read more...

Saint Thomas More (1478-1535) - William Fahey

It was the stubble. That, more than anything, drew me to Saint Thomas More when I was young.   Read more...

Saints Misbehavin' - Thomas J. Craughwell

Even the holiest men and women were not always thus.  Read more...

Sarkozy and Secularism - Robert Royal

Who would have dared think that a hundred years after France led Europe into its secularist blind alley that a French president would sound the call to a kind of spiritual recalibration of Europe?  Read more...

Satan is Real — Read these Amazing Stories - Father Dwight Longenecker

Latoya Ammons is a woman from Indiana who had to have an exorcism for herself and her children.  Read more...

Scenes from a dog’s breakfast - George Jonas

My wife’s dog, a black Labrador named Holly, sits at my feet in the kitchen.   Read more...

Scotland's civic pride and example - Anne Applebaum

In a month when you are probably spending too much time watching speeches beamed from Tampa and listening to "spontaneous" applause from Charlotte, let me take you away, just for a moment, to the Braemar Gathering: a day of bagpipe contests, footraces, games and parades, held every year in a remote Scottish village.  Read more...

Servile Thinking - David Warren

As I was saying to an old friend the other day, as we passed a crowded hamburger franchise: "Look at all the rugged individualists, lining up for their Big Macs! Look at all those freethinkers!"  Read more...

Serving others is its own reward - Msgr. Frederick Dolan

My father, freshly arrived from Maryland, sat in his hotel room placing batteries into a flashlight as diligently as a boot camp recruit loading a rifle under a drill sergeant's stare.  Read more...


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