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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...

Shooting the Rapids - Anthony Esolen

The summer before my eighth grade, a couple of young men from town showed up at our door, asking my parents if they could talk to us about my enrolling in something they called the “Higher Achievement Program” at the local Jesuit high school.   Read more...

Should a widowed mother aged thirteen be a saint? - Paul Johnson

Someone should write the life of Margaret Beaufort, as an example of how a woman of strong beliefs can survive a traumatic childhood and become a credit and exemplar to society. She ought indeed to be canonised, and I commend her cause to the present Pope, who also loves good Christian academics.  Read more...

Siegfried Sassoon: A Poet's Pilgrimage - Joseph Pearce

Siegfried Sassoon is arguably the greatest of the War Poets.  Read more...

Sitting Next to Peter: My Personal Remembrances of Pope John Paul II - John F. Crosby

If I were to speak about what affected me most deeply about John Paul, I would have to mention the wonderful icon of fatherhood that I always felt him to be.  Read more...

Sketches of Ralph - Hadley Arkes

Ralph McInerny was outstanding in all the important roles of life: husband and father, friend and teacher, inspirer and witness, in love with God and truly loved by God. Has there ever been a happier man, a man more able to make all around him smile?   Read more...

Smut's Savvy Peddler - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Born 12 days apart, the Queen and Hef embody what’s good and bad in modern culture.  Read more...

Socrates, Guardian Angels, and Conscience - Howard Kainz

I'll never forget one day when my Jesuit professor waxed eloquently about Socrates, comparing him to great Christian mystics like St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.  Read more...

Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz

Solitude and leadership would seem to be contradictory things, but it seems to me that solitude is the very essence of leadership.   Read more...

Something Beautiful Has Begun - Peggy Noonan

John Paul made you burst into tears. Benedict makes you think. It is more pleasurable to weep, but at the moment, perhaps it is more important to think.  Read more...

Special Olympics, special children - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The joy of the Special Olympics is infectious; everyone who volunteers knows that it is a privilege to be part of such a great celebration of exuberant life.  Read more...

St Thérèse of Lisieux: The Last Eighteen Months - Stephen Sparrow

Thérèse Martin certainly deserved canonization, but it's helpful to unwrap the legend a little so that we can gain an insight into the authentic Thérèse.  Read more...

St. Daddy - Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, O.P.

His legs imparted security as I leaned my little body into them. My babble continued, fired by desire to entrust to my beloved daddy all the secrets a three-year-old heart could hold. When finished, silence pervaded the darkening shadows. He sat there, fingering his rosary and gazing out at the evening’s first stars. Even at that tender age, I knew my father wasn’t always present to this world.   Read more...

St. Edith Stein: Martyr for Truth - Robert Royal

The 20th century witnessed great advances in science and medicine. But it was not an era for truth.   Read more...

St. Francis of Assisi - Father George W. Rutler

On October 4, we give thanks for one of the best known and least known of all saints.  Read more...

St. Hildegard of Bingen & St. John of Avila - Father George William Rutler

On October 7, Pope Benedict XVI declared the 34th and 35th official "Doctors of the Church" — Hildegard of Bingen and John of Avila.   Read more...

St. Joseph and the Staircase - Matthew Hanley

I decided to take the southern route while driving across the country a couple years ago.   Read more...

St. Joseph of Cupertino: The dunce - 1603-1663 - Rev. Alban Goodier, S.J.

If ever a tiny child began life with nothing in his favor it was Joseph of Cupertino; he had only one hopeful and saving quality — that he knew it.  Read more...

St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Patron Saint of Common Sense - Stephen Sparrow

Many are amazed by the humility and simplicity of the saint, others by her radical heart centred theology, and still others by her courage in facing the doubt that God even existed. And of course taken together, all three viewpoints form a sort of Trinitarian blueprint for the spiritual life.  Read more...

St. Thomas More - Mark Shea

June 22 is the Feast of one of our greatest saints: Thomas More. St. Thomas More (1478-1535) was one of the most gifted men of his day. He entered Oxford at about age 15, was a brilliant scholar, writer, and lawyer (thereby showing that lawyers can get to heaven) was fluent in Greek, Latin and French, was schooled in mathematics and was an accomplished musician.  Read more...

St. Thomas More - G. K. Chesterton

Most would understand the phrase that the mind of More was like a diamond that a tyrant threw away into a ditch, because he could not break it.   Read more...

Staggering to Heaven - Patricia Treece

There are saints who sweep across the sky of their generation like blazing comets signaling the reality and glory of God. Others silently earn grace for a world blind to their presence. Matt Talbot, the friend of God whose life ended on a Dublin sidewalk on June 7, 1925, was one of those hidden holy. Matt Talbot may well become the Church’s first known alcoholic saint.  Read more...

Standing on the Mound: The Virtues of Baseball - Elizabeth Thecla Mauro

If Jesus wants us to become as children, then baseball reminds us that His charge is not an impossible one to keep, for baseball is a game of folly and deep faith. It disdains the cynic and reminds us of some of the most dramatic, awe-inspiring moments detailed in Scripture.  Read more...


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