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Patriotism, Piety, and Anthony Esolen's Out of the Ashes
By Jerry Salyer
Simply put, when it comes to the nature of patriotism, Professor Esolen and George W. Bush cannot both be right.
The Radical Grace documentary is dissenting, misleading propaganda
By Ann Carey
The award-winning film about "three fearless nuns" pursuing social justice, sponsored by several notorious "reform" groups, is full of distortions, misrepresentations, and manipulations.
Classical educators optimistic about DeVos appointment, proposed policies
By Leslie Fain
“We can’t look to Washington to save us. We can look for them to help remove barriers to offer more options for teachers and families.”
Do Ideals Matter Anymore?
By James Kalb
The dominant view today is that we happen to prefer some things to others, so we do what we feel like doing, and not much more can be said about the matter. That situation offers the Church a golden opportunity for evangelization.
A Week with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Part 1—The Men
By K. V. Turley
Each of these five friars in London have stories that are similar to the extent that each was in the world earning a living, and, in their quieter moments, had sensed something missing.
How to Respond to Relativism with Logic and Love
By Paul Senz
An interview with Dr. Edward Sri, professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute and author of "Who Am I to Judge?"
Praying with—and for—prisoners
By Joanna Bogle
Those who volunteer to share the Faith with prisoners show that Church life in prison is part of life of the whole Church.
"Sacred art is always traditional": An interview with Daniel Mitsui
By Carl E. Olson
"We are living in a time comparable to the iconoclastic crises of the seventh and eighth centuries," says the talented artist from Chicago, "A contempt for tradition, including artistic, is encountered at all levels of the Catholic Church."
A Week with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Part 2—The Mission
By K. V. Turley
The friars witness to their faith every time they step out of the friary. They walk the city streets as naturally as anyone else. They are as much part of Canning Town as their neighbors.
To Glory in the Cross of Christ
By Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
Every cross borne by any believer gains meaning and becomes life-giving when it is brought into a relationship with the Cross from which Jesus reigned as the King of Love and over which He triumphed in His glorious Resurrection.
But What Exactly is Easter?
By James V. Schall, S.J.
"Christ, the Son of God, rose from the dead." In that brief sentence, if we look carefully enough, we can discover the whole order of being and our place within it.
Benedict XVI at 90: A rare glimpse into his joy-filled life
By Catholic News Agency
An interview with Archbishop Gänswein, who has been Benedict's personal secretary since 2003.
Love, Loss, and The Confessions of X
By Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin
Suzanne M. Wolfe’s accomplished, transcendent novel leaves us with a profound meditation on love and the Christian life, namely, "ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est": where charity and love are, there God is.
Reason, the Catholic University, and the Morality of Abortion
By Eduardo Echeverria
"Ex Corde Ecclesiae" makes it clear that the educational philosophy of Catholic institutions of higher learning shouldn’t accept a separation of the intellectual life from the life of faith.
A Week with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Part 3—The Mystery
By K. V. Turley
The community has no founder as such. And, from day one, their desire was not to create a new form of religious life but rather to set themselves securely upon their ancient foundations.
Fake canon law goes on goin’ on
By Edward N. Peters
There is just one problem with the narrative of a pope kicking down a penal door locked against divorced-and-remarried Catholics: the 1917 Code did not excommunicate divorced and remarried Catholics.
Lessons from the Prophetess of Eucharistic Love
By Paul Senz
Saint Mary Magdalene, says Fr. Sean Davidson, author of a new book on her life and example, "is the perfect adorer of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Gospels."
Catholic institutions vulnerable to sexual "identity" discrimination lawsuits
By Anne Hendershott
The ACLU has filed suit against a Catholic hospital in Carmichael, California, on behalf of a woman who was “discriminated against” for being refused a hysterectomy as part of her transition from female to male.
The Decline of Western Civilization and “He Who Must Not Be Named”
By Thomas M. Doran
Secularists have convinced Western societies that Christianity was an impediment to humanism and liberal democracy, with the practical consequence being a privatization of faith, another way to describe an impotent faith.
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