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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...

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...


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