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An alien census in a lonely cosmos

June 25, 2020 Russell E. Saltzman 39

Two British astrophysicists at the University of Nottingham, England, Tom Westby and Christopher J. Conselice, recently sifted their way through the Milky Way and discovered, they estimate, no more than thirty-six alien civilizations are presently […]

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Audrey Donnithorne: Woman of Valor

June 12, 2020 George Weigel 7

The first two sentences of Audrey Donnithorne’s autobiography, China in Life’s Foreground, suggest something of her character, independence of mind, and dry sense of humor: I am an Overseas Brit and a Sichuan country girl. […]

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A Saintly View of Vatican II

May 31, 2020 Douglas Bushman 27

“By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and […]