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The Extra Mile+

Loving one’s enemies is a tall order. But then again, all things are possible with God.

Read More+ 5 days ago

Theology isn’t math; but it is theology+

Applying the truths of the faith to the complexities of life is not a matter of logic alone... But if they stretch truth to the breaking point, they’re unlikely to be pastorally effective.

Read More+ 2 weeks ago
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Fake history+

It does Pope Francis no good service to demean his two predecessors as rigid ideologues.

Read More+ 1 month ago

Recalling Detective McDonald’s 2014 visit to Deer Park School+

McDonald told students that holding things like anger, revenge or hatred in your heart can be as damaging as a bullet, only spiritually rather than physically.

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Ordinary Time and John the Baptist+

Humility, simplicity and perseverance: these are the virtues for 2017!

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The Persecution of Professor Esolen+

Catholic higher education is uniquely positioned to do something about these twinned problems of historical amnesia and political-cultural corruption.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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The trouble with the ‘You-Go-Girl’ Culture+

It is not enough, in a word, to show women as intelligent, savvy, and good; you have to portray men as stupid, witless, and irresponsible.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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‘Doctor Strange,’ scientism and the gnostic way station+

While Doctor Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, it represents a significant step in the right direction.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Advice for Young Catholics+

There is just something uniquely moving about seeing 9,000 energetic kids suddenly falling to their knees in silent adoration.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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The end of an era, the interment of an event+

The Al Smith Dinner has become the Al Smith Embarrassment. It’s time to give thanks for what it once did – and then give it a decent burial.

Read More+ 4 months ago