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The "Bright Doctrine" of the Intercession of the Saints

The "Bright Doctrine" of the Intercessio…

Amy Fahey

Anyone who has read "Kristin Lavransdatter", Sigrid Undset's trilogy of novels about medieval Norway...

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A right use of intellect and will

A right use of intellect and will

Father George W. Rutler

All creation emanated from the voice of God uttering: "Let there be light."

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"Gay" Priests and Indulgence of Homosexuality

"Gay" Priests and Indulgence of Homosexu…

David Carlin

There is a fairly widespread tendency found among Church leaders to speak as though our problem is s...

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Sir Roger Scruton: How to preserve freedom in the West

Sir Roger Scruton: How to preserve freedom in the …

Rev. Ben Johnson

One of the leading philosophers of our time says Western culture will have to be handed down outside...

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Advent Grace

Advent Grace

Father Alfred Delp, S.J.

Unless we have been shocked to our depths at ourselves and the things we are capable of, as well as ...

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What Happened When This Woman Met Her Nazi Torturer

What Happened When This Woman Met Her Nazi Torture…

K.V. Turley

Maïti Girtanner prayed for 40 years for the power to forgive.

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Last of the greatest generation to serve

Last of the greatest generation to serve

Father Raymond J. de Souza

The statesman he became outside the home was never more important than the father he was inside it...

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Trustworthy in Small Matters

Trustworthy in Small Matters

Fr. Donald Haggerty

The most telling evidence of our need to grow in love may be our omissions when an opportunity for a...

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Reforming Our Divided Hearts

Reforming Our Divided Hearts

Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

But one thing God will not overlook, because he cannot tolerate it — namely, a divided love.

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Religious orders that live the traditional counsels

Religious orders that live the traditional counsel…

Father George W. Rutler

A bishop condescendingly asked John Henry Newman, "Who are the laity?" To which the great saint, and...

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Waiting and watching

Waiting and watching

Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman

Now, one of these characteristics of a Christian spirit, springing from the three theological virtue...

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A Nursery Rhyme Pope Francis Would Do Well to Read

A Nursery Rhyme Pope Francis Would Do Well to Read

Father George W. Rutler

Of the twelve apostles, only one was a diplomat, and he is the only one of them who was not a saint...

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Cut the Complaining!

Cut the Complaining!

Thomas Lickona

6 ways to teach and practice gratitude.

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Watchdogs and Wolves

Watchdogs and Wolves

Anthony Esolen

We are not at liberty to be at liberty, i.e., to be free of the burden of judgment.

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First-rate thinkers and the muddled

First-rate thinkers and the muddled

Father George W. Rutler

A mark of first-rate thinkers is their ability to make complex theories understandable. 

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Food that Endures for Eternal Life

Food that Endures for Eternal Life

Ronda Chervin

It should not be surprising that Christ in his infinite divine love for people would find a way to c...

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How the Church Has Changed the World: The Ordinary Man

How the Church Has Changed the World: The Ordinary…

Anthony Esolen

Everyone knows the name of Frank Capra from his most celebrated film, "It's a Wonderful Life...

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Of Consumerism

Of Consumerism

David Warren

A reader in Western Michigan has advised me that Chesterton took a dim view of our North American Th...

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Kids Glued to Screens? Teach Them the Art of Conversation

Kids Glued to Screens? Teach Them the Art of Conve…

Thomas Lickona

Try these 20 conversation starters with your family.

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Where Angels Fear to Tread: The Fraud of Transgenderism

Where Angels Fear to Tread: The Fraud of Transgend…

Babette Francis and John Ballantyne

People who seek to change their sex through hormone treatment and surgery may suffer grave medical a...

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