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What Benedict XVI Means - George Weigel

The election of Pope Benedict XVI means many things: a resounding affirmation of the pontificate of John Paul the Great; an overwhelming vote of confidence in Joseph Ratzinger, one of the great Christian minds and spirits of our time; dynamic continuity in the world’s oldest office.  Read more...

What did they talk about in the Ice Age? The weather, of course - Paul Johnson

This is the time of year when I repeat Christina Rossetti's lines:  Read more...

What Evangelicals Can Learn From the Pope - Janice Shaw Crouse

The non-stop television coverage of Pope John Paul II’s death, and the retelling of his life as the final spark of his vibrant personality flickered and died, has dramatically brought into focus the profound impact and significance of this man from Poland. From the unprecedented gathering of mourners — kings and presidents, rich and poor — it is clear that his influence extended far beyond the Roman Catholic Church.  Read more...

What Makes Doctor Johnson Great? - Theodore Dalrymple

A friend of mine, Russian by birth but English by adoption, who speaks English more elegantly and eloquently than most native speakers, once asked me of what, precisely, the greatness of Doctor Johnson consisted.  Read more...

What Sports Illustrate - Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen on the obvious truth about young men and religion.  Read more...

What takes people so long? - David Warren

It took me fifty years to find my way home (to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church), though only twenty-three to get pointed in the right general direction.  Read more...

When the Miracle Doesn't Happen - Frederica Mathewes-Green

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Proverbs 13:12), and as I write I hear the angry voices drifting in from the television in the next room. There are sick hearts tonight in Upshur County, West Virginia.  Read more...

When Winston Churchill Met Mark Twain - Joseph Tartakovsky

On the evening of December 12, 1900, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, 26-year-old Lieutenant Winston S. Churchill arrived to speak about his adventures as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War.  Read more...

Why Chesterton Will Be a Saint - Dale Ahlquist

Not every saint is a mystic. Not every mystic is a saint. And not every 300-pound, cigar-smoking journalist is both a saint and a mystic.   Read more...

Why Do We Say One Thing About Children But Do Another? - Brian Doyle

You know and I know that for every two we raise decently, another is lost.  Read more...

Why I never should have had eight children - Leila Miller

I'm going to tell you why I never should have had eight children.   Read more...

Why make him a saint? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Regarding the decision to advance Pope Pius XII along the path to canonization, one of the world’s leading Vatican analysts put the question very simply: Why?  Read more...

Why They Ran - Peggy Noonan

There were many moving and dramatic moments in Rome two days ago, but this is the one I think I'll remember: the sight of them running.   Read more...

Wilberforce Biography - Kevin Belmonte

Perhaps the most telling description ever written of evangelical reformer William Wilberforce comes from writer and philosopher Sir James Mackintosh. "I never saw anyone," Mackintosh wrote in 1830, "who touched life at so many points."  Read more...

William F. Buckley Jr. and the Possibilities of Life - Father Richard John Neuhaus

I was privileged to count him as a friend for well over a quarter century.  Read more...

William F. Buckley Jr. – a splendid soul - Father Raymond J. de Souza

We came first to pray for William F. Buckley, Jr., and then to praise him.   Read more...

William Kurelek: Painter and Prophet - Michael O'Brien

"Michael O'Brien explodes old caricatures and intelligently articulates the theological nuance and empathy that lay at the heart of William Kurelek's moral and artistic worldview. ...we cannot but be moved by the depth of understanding that O'Brien brings to this modern prophet." - Andrew Kear, Curator of Historical Canadian Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery.  Read more...

William of New York - Rev. George W. Rutler

On Thursday, November 17, National Review celebrated William F. Buckley's 80th birthday at the Pierre in New York City. Among those in attendance, paying WFB tribute, was Rev. George W. Rutler pastor of the Church of Our Saviour in Manhattan. Below are his remarks, as prepared.  Read more...

Winning the Lord’s way - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Football is America’s game, and racism is America’s aboriginal sin. That the former might offer a measure of redemption for the latter is just too good to be true.  Read more...

Winston Churchill, Distilled - Jonathan Foreman

Paul Johnson has just written what, at 192 pages, is probably the shortest biography of Winston Churchill ever published.  Read more...

Wisdom from the elderly - Fraser Field, Jr.

Talking over dinner last night, my friend Robbie and I agreed that even though we live in a media-flooded world, with just about any information seconds away at our fingertips, it's almost always enriching to have a conversation with someone considerably older.  Read more...

Wish You Were Here - Amy Welborn

Here is the introduction to Wish You Were Here, the story of Amy Welborn's trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul.   Read more...

Words of Gratitude - Brad Miner

I watched and heard history as I was coming of age, which was when Michael Novak was making history — a great coming-of-age story in its own way, that's all in his elegant and entertaining new memoir, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative.   Read more...

Working to rebuild 'a broken humanity' - Charles Lewis

Catholic Bishop Macram Gassis faces the challenge of a return to Sudan.   Read more...

Worthy of his reputation - Conrad Black

In advance of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film about Abraham Lincoln, Conrad Black takes the measure of America's most revered president.  Read more...


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