The Dispatch

Lent: Why the Christian must deny himself

February 25, 2020 CWR Staff 2

Editor’s note: The following essay was originally published in the February 2000 issue of Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and was later posted on Ignatius Insight. The author, Brother Austin G. Murphy, O.S.B., has been Abbott […]

Columns

Love, Loyalty, and Justice

February 2, 2020 James Kalb 7

A couple of months ago I reviewed R.R. Reno’s book Return of the Strong Gods, in which the author calls for strengthening the loves and loyalties that hold Western societies together. At the end of […]

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The bullies and that book

January 29, 2020 George Weigel 28

Immediately after news broke on January 12 that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah had written a book on the crisis of the priesthood in the 21st-century Church, online hysteria erupted—which rather underscored […]

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Why did Jesus bother to be baptized?

January 11, 2020 Carl E. Olson 6

Readings: • Isa. 42:1-4, 6-7 • Psa. 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 • Acts 10:34-38 • Matt. 3:13-17 Growing up in a small Fundamentalist Bible chapel, I didn’t hear much about what baptism could or should […]