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Grill The Priests!
By William L. Patenaude
An annual outreach by the Diocese of Providence features food, fun and frank questions with several priests
When Postwar France Came to Love Bach
By R.J. Stove
How the greatest-ever Catholic organist championed the greatest-ever Lutheran composer
Contraception, Rights, and Total State Control
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Charles E. Rice's new book argues that once absolute relativism is established as the state “religion” there is no limit to what the state can and will do
An Iconic Screen Presence
By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
Actress Olivia Hussey discusses starring in Mother Teresa: “I had always wanted to play her…She was one of the saints that I revered—absolutely!”
Marriage and Social Justice
By John Burger
“Rebuilding a marriage culture is an imperative of social justice,” says Bill May, founder and president of Catholics for the Common Good
Exaggerations and Myths about Ireland Child Burials
By Catholic News Agency
Atheist Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online, criticizes "crazed claims" about Bons Secours Sisters’ St. Mary’s home for unwed mothers
Carrying on the Battle
By James Kalb
To deal with the current situation we must abandon comfort, mediocrity, and the habit of blurring our views on fundamental issues
Catholicism and Authentic Fatherhood
By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Clayton C. Barbeau’s The Father of the Family communicates a spirituality that truly embraces what it means to be a man of God
The Ecumenical Laboratory of Ukraine
By Brett R. McCaw
A conversation with His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar about the Maidan movement and relationships between Catholics and Orthodox
The Catholic Culture Wars Continue—and That’s a Good Thing
By Anne Hendershott
Calls to end the “balkanization” of the faithful sound good, but reveal a refusal to admit why “balkanization” exists in the first place.
US Bishops Focus on Family, Religious Freedom at Spring Meeting
By Helen Hull Hitchcock
Bishops present unified front on current challenges to faith, freedom, and family.
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Evangelizing Amid Poverty and Secularism
By Jim Graves
An interview with Father Glenn Sudano, one of the religious order’s founding members.
John Paul II's Warning and Ireland's Choice
By K. V. Turley
On the Feast of the Irish Martyrs, some reflections on Catholic faith and the “New Ireland”
On Learning From Not Having Learned
By James V. Schall, S.J.
What I call “another sort of learning” is the finding and reading those seminal books that take us to the truth and order of things
The Quran and Christianity
By Michael Coren
Islam's holy book is filled with intolerant, aggressive language that calls directly for violence against Christians
The Real Scandal Behind the Tuam Home for Unwed Mothers
By Michael Kelly
While the media rushed to exaggeration, misinformation, and fabrication, the real societal ills behind the deaths of 800 Irish children were largely overlooked.
Politicians and Bishops in an Age of Absurdity and Bumper Stickers
By Carl E. Olson
Nancy Pelosi's attempt to stop Archbishop Cordileone from being Catholic and a bishop indicates we are living in a confused, insane time
Francis and South Korea
By John Paul Shimek
In his first international visits, the Pope looks to “the ends of the Earth” and to the young.
Skewing Scalia
By Gregory J. Sullivan
Bruce Allen Murphy's biography, Scalia: A Court of One, relies too much on a problematic thesis and too little on good research
Non-believers Make the Best Saint Movies: Monsieur Vincent
By Patrick Coffin
“It is only because of your love that the poor will forgive you the bread that you give them.”
Captain Francis: The Pope and Sports
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We learn much about life by winning and striving to win, but we also learn much by losing according to the rules
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