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Conscience and Reality

In a wonderful 1991 address on "Conscience and Truth," then-Cardinal Ratzinger mentioned a comment a senior colleague had made to him to the effect that one should actually be grateful to God that He allows there to be so many unbelievers in good conscience.

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About the Human Soul

A most vivid passage in Scripture, one often repeated by St. Ignatius, reads: "What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his immortal soul." (Mark 8:36)

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Lepanto and the Holy Rosary

Having had father, uncles and cousins in combat on the high seas for our country, I may have been a disappointment to the family line, being prone to seasickness when doing anything more adventurous than rowing in college.

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