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"As he was entering a village…"

"As he was entering a village…"

Fr. Donald Haggerty

A conversion is never planned or conceived as a personal project.  It is not a prepared item on...

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Liars go to hell

Liars go to hell

Francis X. Maier

Writing in the "Los Angeles Times" three decades ago, the author S. J. Taylor claimed ...

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Dinner with a Long Spoon

Dinner with a Long Spoon

Francis X. Maier

Two books have eaten up my time lately.

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Reaching Out to the Widow of Nain in Our Midst

Reaching Out to the Widow of Nain in Our Midst

Caryll Houselander

The most universal suffering...today is the sense of personal futility: faced with the huge burden o...

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Practical Remedies for Sadness

Practical Remedies for Sadness

Fr. Narciso Irala

The first remedy is to take the ideas which cause sadness in us and make them concrete, analyze them...

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Evelyn Waugh's Warning About Vatican II

Evelyn Waugh's Warning About Vatican II

Robert Garnett

Evelyn Waugh, Catholic convert and the most interesting English novelist of the twentieth century, c...

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Remembering St. Pius V

Remembering St. Pius V

Roberto de Mattei

Today marks the 450th anniversary of the death of St Pius V in Rome on May 1, 1572, six months after...

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Why We Hunger For Beauty

Why We Hunger For Beauty

Francis X. Maier

This essay is excerpted and adapted from comments delivered on April 29 at the Scala Foundation's co...

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A Chapter that Changed My Life: "Diary of a Country Priest"

A Chapter that Changed My Life: "Diary of a C…

Dr. Tod Worner

"I have seen the devil, as I see you, since my childhood." - George Bernanos

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The Lost Art of Intentionality

The Lost Art of Intentionality

Dr. Tod Worner

"All the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own ...

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"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - C.S. Lewis