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“Inclusion” and Catholicism

February 1, 2023 George Weigel 7

Back in the day, kiddie-Catholics learned that the Church had four “marks:” the Church is one, holy, catholic (as in “universal”), and apostolic. These marks derived from the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, which we recite at Mass […]

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Why bother praying for politicians?

January 9, 2023 Jack Gist 5

I’ve been trying to pray for politicians lately. They seem like they could need it. But it’s not easy for me to be sincere in the endeavor. Many politicians make my skin crawl, some more […]

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The true Joseph Ratzinger

January 4, 2023 George Weigel 7

The Joseph Ratzinger I knew for 35 years — first as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, later as Pope Benedict XVI and then Pope Emeritus — was a brilliant, holy […]