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That Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the great influences on Vatican II is “a commonplace,” as Newman’s biographer, Father Ian Ker, puts it. But what does that mean? What influence did … more
Galatians 1:15-18 is not your basic “witness to the Resurrection” text. Yet St. Paul’s mini-spiritual autobiography helps us understand just how radically the experience of the Risen Lord … more
Shortly after George Pell was named Archbishop of Melbourne, he instituted several reforms at the archdiocesan seminary, including daily Mass and the daily celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, … more
There seems to be some dispute as to whether the original Trotskyite, Leon Trotsky, ever said, “You may not be interested in the dialectic, but the dialectic is interested in you.” One … more
The bilateral diplomacy of the Holy See is unique in world affairs in that it has little or nothing to do with the things with which diplomats typically occupy their time: trade issues, security … more
In the wake of the horrific jihadist attack on the Paris-based journal Charlie Hebdo, the trope “satirical magazine” was regularly deployed to explain Charlie’s character and content. But … more
That “there is no end to the making of books” is attested by both revelation (Eccl 12:12) and a browse through your local bookstore — which, if well-stocked, will help you get the following to … more
For the first time since 1978, Frank Wolf’s name will not appear on the November ballot in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The Republic will be the poorer for that. Virginia’s 10th … more
Pope Francis has called a special session of the synod of bishops, which will meet Oct. 5-19 and prepare the agenda for the ordinary session of the synod that is scheduled for the fall of 2015; both … more
My son Stephen and I spent an unusual, albeit unusually moving, Independence Day: We attended the golden wedding anniversary celebration of my friends Piotr and Teresa Malecki, which began with a … more
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