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The Book that Made America

April 28, 2017 Danie Dreisbach 0

When asked to identify the “founding fathers,” Americans typically name a few prominent political leaders and military heroes—figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. A more difficult question is: Who are […]

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The power of the Cross

April 12, 2017 George Weigel 0

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) – a theologian who came to prominence in the Victorian Age – can help us check the Church’s spiritual pulse in the post-modern twenty-first century, thanks to his prescient sense […]

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Palm Sunday and the Holy Eucharist

April 8, 2017 Carl E. Olson 0

Readings: • Mt. 21:1-11 • Is 50:4-7 • Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 • Phil 2:6-11 • Mt 26:14-27:66 “For the infant Church, ‘Palm Sunday’ was not a thing of the past,” wrote Benedict XVI […]

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Staring death in the face

April 1, 2017 Carl E. Olson 0

Readings: • Ez. 37:12-14 • Psa. 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 • Rom. 8:8-11 • Jn. 11:1-45 “Lazarus, come out!” With that simple, dramatic command, the Incarnate Word spoke words that demonstrated his power over death. It concludes one […]

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Why it matters who Jesus is

March 14, 2017 Bishop Robert Barron 0

I have been reading, with both profit and delight, Thomas Joseph White’s latest book, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology. Fr. White, one of the brightest of a new generation of Thomas interpreters, explores […]