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Reflections on Archbishop Viganò's Courageous Third Letter

Reflections on Archbishop Viganò's Courageous Thir…

Msgr. Charles Pope

In thin-skinned times such as these, Archbishop Viganò's most recent letter shines forth as a clario...

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Three Women, Three Decisions Against Abortion

Three Women, Three Decisions Against Abortion

Maureen Mullarkey

The grace of each woman's decision throws into relief the lurid jubilation in Ireland over the resul...

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John Paul II, Youth Minister

John Paul II, Youth Minister

George Weigel

To help maturing adults ask the big questions and wrestle with the permanent things is to pay them t...

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The influence of saints

The influence of saints

Father George W. Rutler

There are those who would not let facts get in the way of theory, and such was the English philosoph...

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How the Church Has Changed the World: Fields of Attraction

How the Church Has Changed the World: Fields of At…

Anthony Esolen

The boy, delicate in frame, approached his father in his study.

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Great Conversion Stories: Marshall McLuhan

Great Conversion Stories: Marshall McLuhan

John Janaro

In the 1960s and 1970s, a new kind of media called "television" entered homes everywhere as an immen...

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Horrors at an abortion clinic went ignored

Horrors at an abortion clinic went ignored

Father Raymond J. de Souza

This column contains material that is difficult to read.

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A Synod also on Vocational Discernment

A Synod also on Vocational Discernment

Michael Pakaluk

I bet you do not know that the official title of the current synod is "Youth, the Faith, and Vo...

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Cardinal Sarah: 'Watering down' Church teaching won’t attract young people

Cardinal Sarah: 'Watering down' Church teaching wo…

Robert Cardinal Sarah

Young people are idealistic and want clarity, the cardinal said. 

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The Spirit of "The Spirit of the Liturgy"

The Spirit of "The Spirit of the Liturgy…

Robert Cardinal Sarah

"The Church stands and falls with the liturgy." - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

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Modeling Manhood: From Homer to Paul

Modeling Manhood: From Homer to Paul

Regis Nicoll

In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, a Greek war hero faces imposing challenges in his long journey ho...

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To Beatrix in the Shadows: Johnny Town-mouse After 100 Years

To Beatrix in the Shadows: Johnny Town-mouse After…

Sean Fitzpatrick

One century ago, as the shadows of World War I were fading away, shadows were closing in on Beatrix...

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Everyone Sought to Touch Jesus

Everyone Sought to Touch Jesus

Caryll Houselander

Most people who want to know God and who are outside the Church have just one thing that is precious...

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"Let the dead bury their dead"

"Let the dead bury their dead"

Pope Benedict XVI

The second man the Lord encounters raises objections that are undoubtedly reasonable.

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The Healing of Bartimaeus

The Healing of Bartimaeus

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

The Gospel account of the healing of the blind man Bartimaeus is a kind of microcosm of how growth i...

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Archbishop Chaput: 'LGBT' Should Not Be Used in Church Docs

Archbishop Chaput: 'LGBT' Should Not Be Used in Ch…

Edward Pentin

In his intervention at the youth synod today, the Archbishop of Philadelphia said the Church should ...

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A new apologetics: Bishop Barron's Youth Synod intervention

A new apologetics: Bishop Barron's Youth Synod int…

Bishop Robert Barron

Jesus' encounter with two erstwhile disciples on the road to Emmaus provides a beautiful template fo...

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On being wise as serpents

On being wise as serpents

Father George W. Rutler

The opening line of a children's poem by Mary Howitt in 1828 is a caution for growing up in a duplic...

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The Lost Art of Asking

The Lost Art of Asking

Peter Stockland

Whatever happened to saying "I just don't know"?

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Friendship & devotion

Friendship & devotion

George Sim Johnston

A review of "Exiles and Fugitives: The Letters of Jacques and Raissa Maritain, Allen Tate, and Carol...

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