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Is High Culture a Luxury, or a Necessity?

Is High Culture a Luxury, or a Necessity?

Roger Scruton

From fine art to music, enjoying high culture has largely been seen as a reserve for leisure time – ...

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Saint Robert Southwell, the martyr who brought beauty to England

Saint Robert Southwell, the martyr who brought bea…

Meg Hunter-Kilmer

The poet priest knew that for Church to survive, she needed not only Sacraments but an intellectual ...

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Remembering Michael Novak

Remembering Michael Novak

Michael Pakaluk

"See you on the other side!"

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After the Exile: Poetry and the Death of Culture

After the Exile: Poetry and the Death of Culture

Anthony Esolen

We are a people now illiterate in a way that is unprecedented for the human race. We can decipher li...

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5 Facts about Michael Novak

5 Facts about Michael Novak

Joe Carter

The theologian, scholar, and writer Michael Novak died yesterday at the age of 83. Novak was one of ...

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Dignitas: The Manners of Humility

Dignitas: The Manners of Humility

Father George Rutler

Accounts vary, and a few say that the story about our civil Founders is apocryphal, but it would see...

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What's Happening – and Where We're Headed

What's Happening – and Where We're Headed

Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, STD

Determining the precise meaning of the pastoral guidance in "Amoris laetitia" (AL) for the rece...

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The Virtue of Irrelevance

The Virtue of Irrelevance

Roger Scruton

How many writers, educators, and opinion formers, urgently wishing to convey the thoughts and feelin...

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Enter Milo Yiannopoulos, history's pendulum in action

Enter Milo Yiannopoulos, history's pendulum in act…

Barbara Kay

Enter Milo Yiannopoulos, the fascinating, outrageous and irrepressible enfant terrible, progressivis...

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"Facts" and "values" and darkness at noon

"Facts" and "values" and darkn…

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The moral conflicts that permeate our public policy debates are endless and irresolvable because our...

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Synod-talk, again

Synod-talk, again

George Weigel

I've been asked dozens of times why John Paul was such a Pied Piper for the young, especially when, ...

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Recognizing his presence

Recognizing his presence

Father George Rutler

Europe and its contiguous lands were in a chaotic condition in 1240. 

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Battling pornography: strategies for home and classroom

Battling pornography: strategies for home and clas…

Thomas Lickona

The good news is that media literacy and character development can protect kids.

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Why I Left the Left

Why I Left the Left

Dave Rubin

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive. He even had a show with The Young Turks...

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As Many As Touched Him Were Healed

As Many As Touched Him Were Healed

Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

Have we not felt from time to time that some barrier stands between Jesus and our heart? ...

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"Weak point. Shout."

"Weak point. Shout."

Father George Rutler

In the margin of a public speaker's manuscript was the notation: "Weak point. Shout."

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The Fascists on Campus

The Fascists on Campus

Rex Murphy

I suggest, as a corollary to Orwell's prescient observation that (I'm paraphrasing) some things are ...

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Seeing beyond sickness

Seeing beyond sickness

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

In the days before my mother died, I would wake early and tiptoe into the room to pray the divine of...

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They took offence at him

They took offence at him

Servant of God Monsignor Luigi Giussani

It is not pessimism that makes us say these things. 

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The Catholic Church and the Creation of the University

The Catholic Church and the Creation of the Univer…

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

The Church played a central if not exclusive role in the establishment and encouragement of the univ...

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