Honest Abe and Dagger John

Archbishop John Hughes (1797-1864) of New York, was a titan within the Catholic Church in America in the nineteenth century. Overseeing with skill the explosive growth

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The Language of Tradition

At the very edges of the culture you sometimes hear about how tradition is coming back. You hear how the John Paul II generation is

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God and the Holocaust

It’s difficult to overstate the impact the Holocaust has had on both Jewish and Christian theology … but it can be done. The philosophical influences

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Unraveling Saint Buddha

I see his blood upon the rose And in the stars the glory of his eyes, His body gleams amid eternal snows, His tears fall

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Socrates or Jesus?

     In his book, Socrates: A Man for Our Times, the author Paul Johnson suggests that getting to know Socrates better might help us through our current

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This is Starting to Sound Elizabethan

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson wrote a novel Come Rack! Come Rope! about religious persecution during the Elizabethan era in England. This more-than-just-a-novel shows the gradualness

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The Crash – Divine Providence?

In 2003, the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting was awarded to Alan Miller and Kevin Sack of the Los Angeles Times for their revelatory and moving examination of the AV8 Harrier, nicknamed

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A Pope For the Rich?

I received a forwarded email today of a picture of Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict 16. The picture was split and the Francis side

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So You Want to be a Deaconess?

Women deacons, why not? Ever since the Second Vatican Council implemented the vision of the Council of Trent to restore the permanent diaconate, the question

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Unpacking The Rhineland Mystics

Books on spirituality and \”self help\” line the shelves of bookstores, stories on the same topics call at people from the magazine racks. The millions

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POW Servant of God

In the midst of a World War, Emil Kapaun was born in peaceful Pilsen, Kansas on August 20, 1916.  His parents were Czech immigrants and

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Edith Stein: Are We Really Alone?

The first thing you must know about Edith Stein is that she is a Catholic saint who died a martyr’s death; you can learn more about the details of her life as a Christian here.

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