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The Simplicity of Goodness and the Complexity of Evil

The Simplicity of Goodness and the Complexity of E…

Mitchell A. Kalpakgian

The Latin word "simplex" means "without fold," meaning straightforward, guileless, and artless ...

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How gargoyles save souls … and ceilings

How gargoyles save souls … and ceilings

Daniel Esparza

A simple technical distinction can help us better understand the wonders of Gothic architecture...

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Only in Wonderland

Only in Wonderland

Father George Rutler

In an age of moral confusion, there are those who would suggest that the word "not" has been interpo...

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United with the Prodigal Son

United with the Prodigal Son

Father Tadeusz Dajczer

The Chosen People discovered in their own weakness the true mystery of God. 

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The Cure for Unhappiness

The Cure for Unhappiness

David Warren

Sadness and unhappiness are different things.

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The Miracle of Saint Turibius

The Miracle of Saint Turibius

Elizabeth Lev

Outside of Latin America, not many people today know of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, yet he played a...

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Understanding the jihadi mind (I hope this column isn't Islamophobic)

Understanding the jihadi mind (I hope this column …

Barbara Kay

M-103 is a motion before (the Canadian) Parliament that seeks to condemn (undefined) "Islamophobia" ...

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Hints of Heaven The Parables of Christ and What They Mean for You

Hints of Heaven The Parables of Christ and What Th…

Father George Rutler

I am aware that no man can match the Man who spoke the parables, and so to reflect on them requires ...

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Whoever Humbles Self

Whoever Humbles Self

Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

The spiritual life is indubitably a continual ascent, since perfection consists in union with God, a...

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The temptations of Christ and ours

The temptations of Christ and ours

Father George Rutler

Since no one was with our Lord during the forty days he spent in the wilderness, it is obvious that ...

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How to Treat a Lady: Reclaiming Manners between Men and Women

How to Treat a Lady: Reclaiming Manners between Me…

John A. Cuddeback

The crisis today in the relationships of men and women is multi-faceted.

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Loving Our Enemies

Loving Our Enemies

Ronda Chervin

Thus, as an example, Christ teaches us that to hate our neighbor is contrary to the love of God...

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On beautiful women

On beautiful women

David Warren

There are two kinds of women to whom I am attracted: bad ones and good ones.

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If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?

If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?

Roger Scruton

Philosophers and theologians in the Christian tradition have regarded human beings as distinguished ...

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7 Points to ponder in the profound pastoral letter of Archbishop José Gomez

7 Points to ponder in the profound pastoral letter…

Elizabeth Scalia

"For Greater Things You were Born" is beautiful, instructive, challenging and can provide great lect...

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Choices Have Consequences

Choices Have Consequences

Msgr. Charles Pope

The themes of early Lent are pretty basic.

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Freemasons and Their Craft: What Catholics Should Know

Freemasons and Their Craft: What Catholics Should …

Sandra Miesel

To see why the Catholic Church has strongly and repeatedly condemned membership in Freemasonry or an...

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Ask and You Will Receive

Ask and You Will Receive

Ruth Burrows

It seems there are only two things we can give God: trust and acceptance of poverty.

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Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Vicki Burbach

"With this timeless treasure, Vicki has helped solve my so many books and so little time problem by ...

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Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Poetry

Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Poetry

Regis Martin

"After one has abandoned a belief in God, poetry is that essence which takes its place as life's red...

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