Fr. Stanley Jaki on the Fátima Miracle

It could have been a sun spot, an air lens, some turbulent clouds, or maybe even eye tricks. The skeptic Benjamin Radford, deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine

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Pope Francis: A Modernist Heretic?

Why do  Faithful American Catholics Label  Pope Francis: A Modernist Heretic? Every time Pope Francis speaks, the papers are filled with sensational headlines; he does not

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Pareto and Paradise

Some of you may have heard of the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule, which states that, for many events, 80% of the

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Only Real When Shared

Last year I re-read the popular novel Into the Wild for one of my graduate classes. The book confronts adventure, solitude and the search for

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A Mortal, Sinful Man

Use every man after his desert, and who should ’scape whipping? Shakespeare, Hamlet, II:ii On July 16, 2011, during the funeral rites of Dr. Otto

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Who Needs Religious Freedom?

It’s ironic. The same day President Obama was in New York lecturing the United Nations on human rights and moral imperatives, a religious congregation of

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On Human Indifference

Editor\’s Note: This is a guest contribution from reader Philip A. Dzialo, and it accompanies Tammy Ruiz\’s article, Be Not Afraid, Be Not Mean. It

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Fingerprints and Mud Splatters

In August we celebrated our oldest son’s graduation from high school. You might be wondering why we waited until August to celebrate. Because we homeschool

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Be Not Afraid, Be Not Mean

In my work with newly bereaved families (in perinatal death) and in my life experiences of suffering, I have seen a strange dynamic over and

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