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Congress, Catholics, and the Vanishing Pro-Life Democrat

Yesterday, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some statistics on the religious composition of the new 114th Congress, which includes m... More
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Manifest Lessons

January 6th is the Solemnity of the Epiphany.  The word comes from the Greek epiphaneia, meaning “manifestation” or “appearance.”  In the We... More
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Rumbling and Blundering about Papal Climate Change

Last week the UK Guardian tried its best to deliver a lump of coal to Catholic skeptics of “climate change”. Here is what it looked like: ... More
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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5: A Catholic Creator’s Complex World

I’ve been plowing through season five of “Downton Abbey,” the saga of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in early 2... More
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The Monks and the Airline — United, in Charity (Video)

From The New York Times comes this tale of a monk traveling abroad, a confused and clueless United, and the monk’s brothers back home, struggl... More
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Michael Keaton Defends His Catholic School

  First Jimmy Fallon fondly remembered the Latin Mass. Then Bill Murray did. Now  Michael Keaton, the actor best known for Batman and Beetleju... More
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The Legacy of Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo, who died yesterday, gets my vote for Catholic politician who most screwed up Catholic engagement with the American public square. You may... More
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Five Calendar Systems That Never Caught On

This New Year’s Day, the whole world, whether they realize it or not, celebrates the beginning of the two-thousand fifteenth Anno Domini based o... More
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The Prayer of Benjamin Watson: A (New Orleans) Saint’s Wish for the New Year

In late November, a Facebook post written by New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson — a husband, father of four, son of a pastor and a dev... More
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Pornography, Privacy, and the Public Interest

Catholic legal theorist Robert P. George of Princeton University has a characteristically clear, compelling, and helpful article at the Philadelphia I... More
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