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Islam and Jesus, Son of Mary
By William Kilpatrick
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York, will soon be the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary.
The Love of Saint John Paul II
By Michael Matheson Miller
True love is not satisfied with "I'm ok, you're ok," but challenges us to virtue, to pursuit of the good, and to friendship with Jesus Christ.
On Remembering What We Know: An Illuminating Life
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The life and work of Fr. John Navone, SJ, has been devoted to truth, tradition, beauty, and the knowledge of God.
Back to Socrates
By James Kalb
Egalitarian technocracy is an imposing challenge, but it has serious weaknesses that must be used against it
Calling Men to Be Icons of God the Father
By Carl E. Olson
An interview with Devin Schadt, whose new book challenges men to recognize that fathers are not defined by their occupations but by their vocations
Elevating the Existing Environmental Dialogue
By William L. Patenaude
The just-concluded conference at the Vatican on human sustainability showed that many in the scientific community are looking to the Church for guidance and moral leadership.
A Really Funny Movie About Real Motherhood
By Sarah Reinhard
Moms’ Night Out is a celebration of everything that parenthood and family life is, including the chaos and the crazy and the comical
Spiritual Insights Into A Holy War
By Matthew A. Rarey
Fr. George Rutler's book, Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943 is an unconventional and gripping excursion through the pivotal two years of World War II
The Confounding and Curious Pontifications of Cardinal Kasper
By Carl E. Olson
Is the German prelate and theologian promoting a book on mercy or pushing a dubious agenda at the expense of fellow bishops?
A “Preacher of Peace” Amid Conflict
By Brett R. McCaw
An interview with His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
America’s First Mass
By John B. Buescher
When was it, where was it, and who said it?
Scouting’s Next Battleground
By Anne Hendershott
The Boy Scouts of America is now being pressured to allow openly gay adult scout leaders
Habits of Mercy
By Jim Graves
An interview with Sister Mary Hanah Doak of the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Michigan
My Afternoon with the Atheists
By Dr. Eric Cunningham
Note to self: Next time, bring Christ
Homosexuality and the Logic of a Disordered Polity
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Robert Reilly’s new book, Making Gay Okay, is an objective and logical discussion of where certain ideas and actions must—and do—invariably lead
The King of Monsters and the Hubris of Men
By Nick Olszyk
The new Godzilla is great fun—and a reminder that the Universe is very big and we are very small
Church and State in Ireland: Improved Relations or Deepened Hostilities?
By Michael Kelly
The positive rhetorical of some political leaders is undermined by push against Catholic schools, hospitals, and pro-life teachings
In Canada, Pro-Lifers on the Brink
By Michael Coren
Catholic Church’s leaders in Canada have for too long appeared to prefer establishment acceptance to standing firm and loud on central issues
The Search for Soul in a Fallen World
By Jerry Salyer
Philosopher Roger Scruton's new book, The Soul of the World, examines the tension between the sacred and modern science
The Pope, The Patriarch, and True Ecumenism
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
Seven things that true ecumenism, which is rooted in the prayer and desire of Jesus Christ, is not.
Pope makes new Christian unity step in meeting with Patriarch
By Catholic News Agency
Francis and Bartholomew I emphasize defense of the dignity of the human person at every stage of life, sanctity of family based on marriage, and the promotion of peace and the common good
The Longest Battle
By John Burger
Veterans struggle in aftermath of recent wars, but friendship and structures of faith help the process of healing
Why Is Gay Not Okay?
By Carl E. Olson
“Compassion does not trump truth,” says Robert R. Reilly, “And the truth is becoming harder to tell.”
Enough Happy Talk—Let's Have Some Cross-Carrying Cheerfulness
By Russell Shaw
Refusing to face facts isn’t genuine cheerfulness, it’s frivolity or denial
Because the Shepherds Need Joy
By Jim Graves
Father Joseph Illo discusses plans to open the San Francisco Oratory of St. Philip Neri
The Isla Vista Killer and the Seven Deadly Sins
By Dorothy Cummings McLean
Sin creates a proclivity to further sin, and then leads to hell on earth
The Holy Land, Israel, and Palestine: A Pilgrim’s Perspective
By Vincenzina Santoro
"If you are not confused you don’t understand!” is the common refrain
The Story of the West: Who, Why, and How
By Gregory J. Sullivan
Rodney Stark's new book, How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity, relates history that most Westerners have never heard
Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting: Four Big Myths Debunked
By Sister Renée Mirkes
A rising chorus of voices is rejecting the supposedly settled matter of same-sex marriage and parenting
Cardinal Kasper, Communion, and Divorce—Again
By Dr. Samuel Gregg
The German prelate continues to make unconvincing arguments for his tolerate-but-not-accept propositions
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