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Using the brain

Using the brain

Father George Rutler

"Use your brain" is a maxim often heard, but often resented.

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Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt

Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective …

Peter T. Leeson

For more than 400 years, when 'ordinary' evidence was lacking, their legal systems asked God to info...

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Living by the Sword

Living by the Sword

Brad Miner

"The Crusades Controversy: Setting the Record Straight" is a 50-page broadside against the seri...

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The Last Condition Is Worse Than the First

The Last Condition Is Worse Than the First

Father Alfred Delp, S.J.

There are moments in every person's life when we are filled with self-disgust.

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Bite Your Tongue! A Reflection on Common Sins of Speech

Bite Your Tongue! A Reflection on Common Sins of S…

Msgr. Charles Pope

The Office of Readings this week features passages from the pastoral guide of St. Gregory the Great...

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Can dirty money be made good again?

Can dirty money be made good again?

Father Raymond J. de Souza

What is the moral status of money from an immoral source?

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Those who "self-evacuate"

Those who "self-evacuate"

Father George Rutler

A bit of unintentional black humor made its way into the news some days ago, in an account of people...

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Weinstein's downfall must be traumatizing for Hollywood hypocrites

Weinstein's downfall must be traumatizing for Holl…

Father Raymond J. de Souza

The tale so often replicated in other parts of our culture has finally touched a sector deeply corru...

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Of Women & Power

Of Women & Power

David Warren

Harvey Weinstein is a lusty old goat, if we can believe reports in our tabloid media.

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The Devil's in the Diction

The Devil's in the Diction

Theodore Dalrymple

The vague terms that populate our political discourse encourage lazy and often deeply biased thinkin...

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A Giant Among Men

A Giant Among Men

Anthony Esolen

One of the benefits of a cold day was that it almost smothered the stench of destruction: parched an...

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Why the rosary works wonders in youth ministry

Why the rosary works wonders in youth ministry

Father Matthew Pittam

On the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, a priest explains the transformative effect of this tradi...

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The Harmony of the Cosmos

The Harmony of the Cosmos

Father George Rutler

When a mathematical problem stumped Professor Einstein, he played Mozart on his violin to put him "i...

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Learning to See God as Loving Father

Learning to See God as Loving Father

Father Robert McTeigue, SJ

The Christian life can become a lifeless life if we only see it as an exercise in sin management...

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Fencing with bigots

Fencing with bigots

George Weigel

...being an imaginary dialogue between a nominee to a Federal appeals court and members of the Commi...

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A banquet we sometimes refuse

A banquet we sometimes refuse

Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Why do we need to pray? 

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Abba’s Heart: The Promise

Abba’s Heart: The Promise

Neal Lozano

I find it astounding the way many people have loved and served Jesus for years without knowing the...

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Abba’s Heart: Discovering the Father

Abba’s Heart: Discovering the Father

Neal Lozano

"I love you, Dad. Do you love me?" - Micah  ...

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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Heather King

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet and moral philosopher, authored "The Divine Comedy". ...

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Catholic Happy News

Catholic Happy News

Father George Rutler

The writer Flannery O’Connor, in her wit, did not think highly of local Catholic newspapers. ...

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