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Pope Benedict’s Saints

April 13, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

    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 […]

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A Genuine Conversion or Act of Perjury?

April 13, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

There is still considerable fall-out in the United Kingdom from the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s conversion to Catholicism. His formal reception into the Church last December was not unexpected, given that his […]

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Anticlerical Week at La Sapienza

April 13, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The poet Czeslaw Milosz once observed with wonder that by the end of the 20th century the only real defense of reason came from the papacy. Paralyzed by skepticism and relativism, academia had given up […]

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The Enduring Popularity of Traditional Art

April 13, 2011 Jim Graves 0

On March 19, 2007, a massive piece of traditional religious art was unveiled to delighted parishioners at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. The Grand Retablo, or decorative altarpiece, stands 42-feet high by […]


A Christmas Nightmare

April 13, 2011 Anto Akkara 0

Last December, Christians in India’s eastern Orissa state suffered some of the worst persecutions in the country’s history—a Christmas nightmare orchestrated by Hindu bigots who run wild in the jungles of the state’s Kandhamal district. […]


Hillary’s Catholic Crowd

April 13, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

On the issue of abortion, Senator Hillary Clinton is the most extreme presidential candidate ever. In a July 2005 analysis of her abortion views, the New York Times noted that the only part of the […]


First in the Order of Love

April 8, 2011 Genevieve S. Kineke 0

Roughly 10 years into his pontificate, John Paul II penned an apostolic letter, Mulieris Dignitatem (“On the Dignity and Vocation of Women”). The letter indicated not only that he took women and their call to […]

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The Changing Face of Ireland

April 8, 2011 Michael Kelly 0

Recent census data, which indicates that some 10 percent of the inhabitants of the Irish Republic were born overseas, brings the changing face of Irish society into sharp focus. After decades of mass emigration following […]