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Aventine meditations

Aventine meditations

George Weigel

For all that it's witnessed over the centuries, the Aventine hadn't previously seen what's happened ...

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Reading, writing, prayer, fasting

Reading, writing, prayer, fasting

Father James V. Schall, S.J.

Something "liberal" should color our education, something that frees us from the absorption found in...

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Rigid Diversity

Rigid Diversity

Theodore Dalrymple

It is not necessary for a government to be thoroughgoingly despotic for us to live in a totalitarian...

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Fasting in Body – and Mind – during Lent

Fasting in Body – and Mind – during Lent

Pope Leo the Great

Lent must be kept not only by avoiding bodily impunity but also by avoiding errors of thought and fa...

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Safety Last

Safety Last

Robert Royal

A music critic once wrote about the Austro-American pianist Artur Schnabel that he was great because...

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In Praise of – Real – Fasting

In Praise of – Real – Fasting

Helen Freeh

A pamphlet at my local parish caught my eye recently. 

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Beginning Our Lenten Journey

Beginning Our Lenten Journey

Pope Benedict XVI

On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning a spiritu...

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When priests look like coal miners

When priests look like coal miners

Father George W. Rutler

I used to dread Ash Wednesday because of the endless lines of people coming for ashes. 

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Coming Out of the Closet

Coming Out of the Closet

Father Jerry J. Pokorsky

At times, priests reveal intimate secrets about themselves from the pulpit. 

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Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender …

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki

Bishop Paprocki expounded on the existing policy that schools and other diocesan institutions will r...

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