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Dear Troubled Catholics — a Letter From Ralph Martin About the Current Crisis

Dear Troubled Catholics — a Letter From Ralph Mart…

Ralph Martin

I have never seen so many "ordinary Catholics" — who usually never follow or hear about Church news ...

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The Mercy of Intolerance

The Mercy of Intolerance

Regis Nicoll

Some years ago, I told a friend that I had visited a local evangelical church. Unhesitatingly, he re...

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C. S. Lewis on Lust, Women, and Masturbation

C. S. Lewis on Lust, Women, and Masturbation

Matt Fradd

Here are three beautifully worded, eye-opening quotes from C. S. Lewis on lust, women, and masturbat...

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Consenting to sex

Consenting to sex

Father Tad Pacholczyk

Recent news articles exploring the post #MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell ph...

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The only revolution that truly counts

The only revolution that truly counts

Father George W. Rutler

It may be the seasonal heat that incubates revolutionary sentiments, since both Independence Day and...

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What Mothers Cannot Give to Their Sons

What Mothers Cannot Give to Their Sons

Anthony Esolen

For the sake of boys and the families they must eventually lead, we must open our hearts and quit at...

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The Example of Charles Krauthammer

The Example of Charles Krauthammer

Peter Wehner

I was a student at the University of Washington in Seattle when I arrived in Washington, D.C., to wo...

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'Conservativism' Review: Holding On to the Good Things

'Conservativism' Review: Holding On to the Good Th…

Richard Aldous

A concise and stylish primer of conservative thought reminds us that culture is more easily destroye...

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Secular Arguments for Marriage Are Not Enough

Secular Arguments for Marriage Are Not Enough

Jennifer Roback Morse

We have been leaving our best player, Jesus, on the bench for far too long.  

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Human sacrifice and the noble savage

Human sacrifice and the noble savage

Father George W. Rutler

There is no limit to the excuses ideologues will make to promote theory over fact.

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The Prophetic Vision of Blessed Paul VI

The Prophetic Vision of Blessed Paul VI

Mary Eberstadt

It is no exaggeration to say that "Humanae Vitae" was — and remains — one of the most globally ...

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A sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit

A sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit

St. Augustine

I acknowledge my transgression, says David. 

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Why Boarding Schools Are Good for Teenage Boys

Why Boarding Schools Are Good for Teenage Boys

Sean Fitzpatrick

Teenage boys will not be freed from the bog they are immured in by new-fangled modifications and med...

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St. John Paul II: Missionary of Love and Life

St. John Paul II: Missionary of Love and Life

George Weigel

In the early 1950s, during Poland's worst period of communist repression, Father Karol Wojtyła made ...

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Hold Your Fire on Celibacy

Hold Your Fire on Celibacy

Father Carter Griffin

Celibacy is a gift of inestimable value to the Church and to the world at large, the jewel in the cr...

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Vesting in Lavender

Vesting in Lavender

Anthony Esolen

Do you remember a time, readers, when you could spend a whole day, actually a whole month, occasiona...

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The Amazing Story of 12 Anglican Nuns Who All Became Catholic

The Amazing Story of 12 Anglican Nuns Who All Beca…

K.V. Turley

The Anglican religious sisters were received into full communion with the Catholic Church on the Sol...

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The Thorn in the Flesh

The Thorn in the Flesh

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

This month, on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we will hear Saint Paul make one of the most astoni...

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Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

Father George W. Rutler

Now that the Summer Solstice has passed, and amateur Druids have left their plastic litter at Stoneh...

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Cardinal McCarrick Accused: Critics Demand Answers in Wake of Abuse Claims

Cardinal McCarrick Accused: Critics Demand Answers…

Joan Frawley Desmond

The news that the cleric faces 'credible and substantiated' allegations of sexual abuse has reverber...

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