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New York, abortion and a short route to chaos+

"It was the celebration that was particularly galling."

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The ever-present totalitarian temptation+

The totalitarian impulse can rear its ugly head in well-established democracies like the United States.

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The Challenge of John Chau+

And yet…Jesus did indeed instruct his disciples to bring the Gospel to every nation—it was in fact his final command.

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Full-immersion Catholicism+

What ties it all together is our shared experience of the Eucharist as the source and summit of the life of faith.

Read More+ 6 months ago
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All sinners are welcome!+

Does the Church’s welcome imply that everyone is fine just as he or she is?

Read More+ 8 months ago
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A caveat on the great Tom Wolfe+

When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14, I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had gotten from his work.

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Acts and us+

The paradox, of course, is that by turning the world upside down, the Gospel helps us see the world aright.

Read More+ 8 months ago

The Summer Reading List+

The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading.

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Grace under pressure+

The story of the remarkable American and Catholic life of Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB, deserves to be better known.

Read More+ 9 months ago

How to promote religious liberty+

It is our acts of love that will overcome the obvious hostility toward sincere religious beliefs that threatens peace and unity in our pluralistic society.

Read More+ 9 months ago