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Well before last’s week’s Thanksgiving Day holiday, America began to cover itself with Christmas trees, lights, wreaths and all the trimmings of the season. more
Billions of people around the world watched the opening ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, billed to be a tribute to the tradition of the Olympics as well as a depiction of Russian history and culture. There is no way to measure all that the artists, dancers, composers and authors have contributed to the culture of the planet’s largest territorial nation, and through them, to the world. more
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen gave many retreats to priests over the course of the years and even today his voice continues to move men to consider a vocation. In one of his many talks reflecting upon … more
The recent attack on the food chain Chick-fil-A in retribution for the company’s president expressing support for traditional marriage should cause all Americans pause. more
The Pope is a man and that is a good thing. There is nothing ideological or politically incorrect about that brute biological and theological fact. Pope Francis has repeatedly championed the complementarity of man and woman, and has excoriated “gender theory” (that one “learns” to identify sexually and then chooses along a spectrum of masculinity and femininity) as a serious social problem. Earlier this year he compared “gender ideology” to the problem of nuclear weapons! To be a man is not a quest, and it is not a cross. It is a gift given by our Creator to be accepted and embraced with gratitude and love. more
In 1984 Cardinal Carlo Caffara, who was appointed by St. John Paul II to head the Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, wrote a letter to the Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia to ask for her … more
This upcoming October, Pope Francis will hold a Synod on the Youth in Rome in order to better evangelize the young people in a world that has become more apathetic towards the Catholic faith. A … more
Last Friday in the nation’s capitol thousands again made the pilgrimage for life and pray for an end to the terrible evil begun on January 22, 1973. On that infamous day the nation’s highest court denied the right to life of the most vulnerable in our society, the innocent unborn child. more
Who could forget the fictional character Sam-I-Am, and his dogged persistence in trying to foist green eggs and ham on Dr. Seuss’ anonymous narrator? After protesting unsuccessfully several times, the narrator finally expresses his complete disgust for that curious culinary combination: “I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.” more
The Providence Journal often prints many different types of letters to the editor, which at times are very interesting and well thought out, while at other times seem to take a one-sided stance on … more
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