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William Dalrymple’s 1997 travelogue From the Holy Mountain is an excellent place to start for Westerners seeking to understand the devastating decline of Christianity in the Middle East.

The historian William Dalrymple is Britain’s most famous living travel writer. He is also a member of the Dalrymple clan, a celebrated Scottish family of three principal branches. William’s branch became Roman Catholic in the 19th century, and in the 20th both his Uncle John (“Old Jock”) and his brother John (“Young Jock”) were orda...

"California Catholics are no longer safe to practice their faith within their own institutions."
Sacramento, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health in...
Understanding is a spiritual thing, though rooted in really existing things, even ultimately in divine things

Editor's note: This essay was originally given in a slightly different form as an address, “On Not 'Keeping Quiet About a Study'”, at Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep, in Napa, California, on August 8, 2014.

Athenian: ‘We generally say that so far as the supreme deity and the universe are concern...

Edward Feser’s new book, "Scholastic Metaphysics", makes a strong case for the contemporary relevance of St. Thomas Aquinas’s philosophical reflections on Aristotle

The fundamental structures of reality go beyond what even physics is capable of studying. Modern science has forgotten that humanity actually does possess a tradition of rigorous intellectual inquiry that has been able to probe, painstakingly and fruitfully, beyond physics. The name of this venerable intellectual tradition is “metaphysics,” and the Catholic Church in her u...

Tolkien’s newly published translation of the Old English epic beautifully demonstrates that there is more reality in folklore than in the perverse fantasies by which many live today.


At morn King Hrothgar on his throne

for his lieges slain there mourned alone

but Grendel gnawed the flesh and bone

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