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September 27, 2015
All around us we see the attempt to privatize religion, to make it an entirely interior matter in order to reduce it to quiet obscurity.
September 10, 2015
Where we see crowds, God sees individuals. Each has a name and a face, a history and a future, a family and a purpose.
March 21, 2015
Assaults on the religious liberty of religious schools are underway by the Washington, D.C. City Council and by parents, teachers, and others in San Francisco.
January 14, 2015
It is precisely in the midst of our ordinary that God works his extraordinary. That’s because it’s during Ordinary Time that we answer the question, “So what?”
December 29, 2014
The phrase “If it feels good do it,” may be a relic of the seventies, but the sentiment is still with us and it’s on steroids. Our feelings and desires, we believe, cannot and should not be resisted.
November 28, 2014
While it’s unlikely that John Paul watched dysfunctional-family Christmas movies, he knew the difficulties families face and saw ministry to families as “an inescapable requirement of the work of evangelization.”
November 22, 2014
In his new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Anthony Esolen uses his considerable wit and insight to break our self-deceit, the lies we tell ourselves about life, sex, meaning, and marriage.
November 15, 2014
In the kitchen and around the table friendliness leading to true friendship happens as we share “fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost,” that is, as we come together in our common physicality.
October 15, 2014
“For those who know little history,” writes theologian Michael Novak, “today’s battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not…. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years — a very bloody, terror-ridden history.”