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The Pope Didn’t Exile Cardinal Burke. The Pope Gave Him An Army. [Photos]

I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke. When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands. Where friends... More
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The Ferguson Riots: Tribalism vs. Civilization

Our country will be a long time counting the cost of the breakdown of public order and communal trust in Ferguson, Missouri. The Brown family lost the... More
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No Greater Freedom

Each of us has our own hobbyhorses. Michael Sean Winters, for example, seems to have a thing about Philly’s Archbishop Chaput and the World Meetin... More
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Would you let your daughter have a drink with Bill Cosby in private?: A Response to Kathleen Parker on Ferguson, Cosby and Lawlessness

Kathleen Parker on Nov 25 wrote a column for the Washington Post entitled “From Bill Cosby to Ferguson, a reminder of our rule of law”.  In it sh... More
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Abraham Lincoln,Thanksgiving, and the First Amendment

Over at the Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Daily Signal, I have a piece arguing that the longstanding tradition of presidential proclamations o... More
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I’ll Never Do “Black Friday” Again

I’ve never understood the appeal of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. It’s not the crass commercialization of Christmas that bothers m... More
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Ferguson: Hope and the Limits of Justice

It seems perhaps the only thing everyone agrees upon regarding the events of August 9th is this: Michael Brown is dead and he was shot to death by Off... More
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Benedict XVI on Politics and the Holy Mass

The other day at the used book store, an older title by Joseph Ratzinger–not yet Benedict XVI–caught my eye: The Feast of Faith, a collect... More
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‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’ Portrays the ‘Reality’ of Religious Life

Floods of tears; ecstatic, frankly romantic visions of Jesus; low points and high drama — you’re either reading St. Therese’s autob... More
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The Vatican Museums 3D: The Church Honors God by Honoring Man

We live in a time of paradox, when those who refuse to acknowledge God also show scant respect for man. Those who call themselves secular humanists ar... More
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