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Robert P. George
How to Welcome the Muslim
Be the revolutionary Robespierre, Chesterton says, not the conservative Burke
An English Court Rules, a Swedish Hospital Listens, Halts Dangerous Gender Dysphoria Treatments
Leticia Ochoa Adams
Should mothers work outside the home? What about poor mothers?
Friday Supper: Grilled red mullet with chermoula sauce vierge
Alexandra DeSanctis Marr
The Transforming Tomato
Jesus Loves the Utility Mass
February 20, 2021
Active Catholics can look down on the "slackers," like those who go to the "utility Mass" on Sunday evening, for just barely fulfilling their obligation. Some ask why they even bother going.
‘Unity with Anglicans would take a miracle of epic proportions’: an interview with Stephen Walford
November 19, 2016
The author says theological differences make ecumenical dialogue hard - but not hopeless
When we entrust our darkness to Christ we come into the light
March 12, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2 chr 36:14-16 & 19-23; eph 2: 4-10; jn 3:14-21 (year b)
How did we forget about hell?
January 16, 2013
Two theologians bear much of the blame, as a new book shows
The Church must challenge the idea that life on earth always ends with heaven
September 06, 2012
The drama of salvation is one in which we all play a part, whether we like it or not
Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury says we need to face the reality of hell during Lent. It’s such an unusual thing for a bishop to say that it made a Herald headline
March 02, 2012
And yet, without understanding this reality, what is left?
Bishop urges faithful to face ‘the reality of hell’ in Lent
February 24, 2012
Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a 'perspective of eternity'
Bishop Davies knows that we can talk to young people about their immortal souls. Bishop Conry says it can’t be done. Which one should we trust?
December 16, 2011
There’s a gulf of understanding here: and a choice to be made
News cycle making you anxious? I’ve found an antidote – and so much more
Podcast: A ‘slap in the face’ for Cardinal Sarah
Twelve quick thoughts on Pope Francis dropping his long-expected bomb on the traditional latin Mass
How McCarricks Happen
Four Reasons Francis had to restrict the traditional Latin Mass
The Vatican’s Embarrassing SciFi Creche
Steve Skojec’s Traditionalist Disillusion
Pilgrimage: An evolving presence in a changing culture
New York Times
Admits It Was Wrong About Pius XII
Keeping Quiet: The downside to “voluntary laicization”