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The Ordination at Dachau - Deacon Greg Kandra

Some months back, I preached a homily on the "Priesterblock," the section of the Dachau concentration camp where priests were kept in isolation during World War II.   Read more...

The original Christmas story - Ian Hunter

Secular Christmas poems and stories, like The Night Before Christmas or The Gift of the Magi, are remarkable in the way they enchant young people from generation to generation. But there is one Christmas story that never grows stale, that is fresh to all ages and places, to young and old, to men and women. It goes like this.  Read more...

The outrage gap - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Something is missing.   Read more...

The Pilgrim (A Fable) - Joy Cowley

I began the spiritual journey in a fervour of prayer, asking God to give me the companions I needed for the road. The voice in my heart was gentle but firm, “Name your needs.” Ah, but that was easy! There were three whose company represented my constant longing. “Wisdom! Compassion! Holiness!” I cried.  Read more...

The Pope in Private - George Weigel

All lives run along a set of rails: family background, native abilities, education, interests and habits. Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, was a man whose life ran along a particularly broad-gauged rail bed.  Read more...

The Pope of the Youth - Mary Beth Bonacci

It was funny, really, watching the media try to figure out why the youth of the world so loved Pope John Paul II.  Read more...

The Pope's Childhood: In His Own Words - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

You grew up in the country as the youngest of three children. Your father was a constable, the family poor rather than well-off. Your mother, you once recounted, even made her own soap.  Read more...

The Power of the Religious Habit: A True Story - John H. Ballentine

Sister Z herself says that her habit is a daily reminder of her vow to God. Since a religious habit is a sacramental, it is an outward sign disposing the wearer (and others who see it) to receive graces.  Read more...

The Prayer of Love - Anthony Esolen

There is a prayer for which every moment of our existence is the right occasion. It is the prayer of praise, which is a prayer of love.   Read more...

The Priest Who Died Three Times - Louise Perrotta

In the Gulag, Fr. Walter Ciszek learned some simple truths.  Read more...

The prophetic witness of religious sisters - Father George Rutler

The cycle of decadence and renewal is part of the organic life of the Church and, while exacting a sad cost to souls, is also the engine of great hope.   Read more...

The Reagan Centenary - George Weigel

February 6 is the centenary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan, one of the most intriguing public figures of our time.  Read more...

The Remarkable Rose Hawthorne - George Weigel

Rose Hawthorne saw in disfigured men and women suffering from horrible cancers what Aylmer could not see in the near-perfection of the beautiful Georgiana in Nathaniel Hawthorne's story: the face of Christ.  Read more...

The Resolution of Anger - David Warren

My task for the liturgical year just gone was "anger management," for about the thirteenth time.  Read more...

The Role of Human Sympathy in the Work of Social Justice Part I - Donald DeMarco

There was once a young man whose parents, in an attempt to improve the family's finances, purchased a large house that was to be used as a school for young ladies.  Read more...

The Sanctity of the Saint - Father George W. Rutler

Given the strengths and weaknesses of human nature, every day is a spiritual combat between our good intentions and our evil temptations.  Read more...

The Search For Meaning - Dan Doyle

Suffering comes into every life.    Read more...

The Secret Life of Mother Teresa - David Scott

During her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an inspiration to millions. In the years following her death, more information has been uncovered about the Catholic nun's personal life and spirituality. David Scott is the author of A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother TeresaRead more...

The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde

Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden.  Read more...

The sin of anger, the sin of timidity - Father George Rutler

Timidity disguised as charity can do more harm than anger.  Read more...

The Spirit in Vietnam - Robert Royal

As World War II ended, Vietnam began to suffer the same types of persecution and martyrdoms that Communism brought to China and Korea. But at that very moment a spiritual story was unfolding that shows how grace operates even in the most terrible circumstances.  Read more...

The Spirit of Wilberforce - Charles Colson

Few men have changed history as profoundly as the English parliamentarian William Wilberforce.  Read more...

The stable is stronger than the slaughter - Father Raymond J. de Souza

If the Word of God has nothing to say about the killings in Newtown, then it has nothing to say, period.  Read more...

The Story of a Well-Lived Life - Robert P. George

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese was a scholar as notable for her bravery as for her brilliance.  Read more...

The Subway Hero - Charles Colson

On the day after New Year’s, as most of the world now knows, Wesley Autrey, a construction worker and a Navy veteran, was waiting for the train with his two daughters at the 137th Street Station in New York.  Read more...


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