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Please, stop talking about 'values'

Please, stop talking about 'values'

Philip Lawler

This week I have received a political flyer aimed at "values voters," heard a fundraising pitch from...

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The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today

The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood T…

Sam Guzman

The word gentleman has fallen into disrepute, along with the word man. 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg's brief guide to grammar, punctuation and inviting media mockery

Jacob Rees-Mogg's brief guide to grammar, punctuat…

Michael Cook

Is a concern with commas really a sign of an authoritarian personality?

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"I desire mercy, not sacrifice"

"I desire mercy, not sacrifice"

Mother Marie des Douleurs

Charity is universal and its obligation is always absolute. 

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A Warm and Loving Plenitude

A Warm and Loving Plenitude

Anthony Esolen

Three men and a boy were sitting round a fire. 

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"He warned them not to make him known"

"He warned them not to make him known"

Fr. Donald Haggerty

This preference for hiddenness, for remaining unseen, seems to have been a definite impulse of Jesus...

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The Pride flag flies everywhere. But what does it stand for?

The Pride flag flies everywhere. But what does it …

Chad Pecknold

In graduate school at Cambridge, a group of us once played a bizarre card game one of our philosophe...

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David Brooks' "Itinerarium Mentis in Deum"

David Brooks' "Itinerarium Mentis in Deum…

Fr. Robert P. Imbelli

Almost fifty years ago, the renowned sociologist of religion, Peter Berger, wrote a short yet sugges...

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Bastille Day and Other Convenient Myths

Bastille Day and Other Convenient Myths

Father George W. Rutler

"Bastille Day" is the celebration of an inflated myth. 

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Building A Culture of Religious Freedom

Building A Culture of Religious Freedom

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

When I sat down to write these remarks, I did it knowing that this talk will probably be the last on...

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Mary Will Gather Us into the Barn

Mary Will Gather Us into the Barn

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

What mysterious power is it that a mother has over a son that, when he confesses his guilt, she stri...

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Servant of God Takashi Nagai

Servant of God Takashi Nagai

John Janaro

The whole life of Takashi Nagai was one of continual conversion and growth in wisdom and knowledge...

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Satoko Kitahara

Satoko Kitahara

John Janaro

Evangelization has only begun to touch the surface of Japan's ancient culture and deep religious sen...

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Literature: What every Catholic should know

Literature: What every Catholic should know

Joseph Pearce

"I love this book because there s not a hint of ‘Eat your spinach’ about it. Pearce’s reading progra...

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Church of the Apostles

Church of the Apostles

Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman

Belief in God and belief in his Church stand on the same kind of foundation.

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The Gospel is not a compendium of maxims

The Gospel is not a compendium of maxims

Father George W. Rutler

There are those who would reduce Christ to a glorified motivational speaker.

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What Makes America Great?

What Makes America Great?

Regis Nicoll

The Founders, and the founding document they authored, give testimony to the religious, and uniquely...

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Inventing European Identity

Inventing European Identity

Theodore Dalrymple

Over the portals of every national parliament or assembly should be inscribed the words "One mu...

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Saint James, Patron of Pilgrims

Saint James, Patron of Pilgrims

Amy Giuliano

This alabaster statuette portrays a traveler leaning on his walking staff, as if taking a momentary ...

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Has Science Run Its Course?

Has Science Run Its Course?

Regis Nicoll

One year after scientists flipped the switch on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicist Lawrence ...

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