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A modest defense of the “liberal world order”

Some preliminaries: I quite agree that the United Nations is a sad, and sometimes malicious, joke. I understand that some people have been the victims of a globalized world economy […]

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Paul, Apollos, and Cephas, all over again

In April 2016, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, issued a pastoral letter on the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on marriage) and re-affirmed the Church’s long-settled […]

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Thinking through the temptation of cohabitation

Men and women clearly need each other and naturally gravitate towards arrangements of mutual support and lives of shared intimacy. Because women are frequently the immediate guardians of the next […]

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How we face death reveals our love for life

Gary Schaaf is the Executive Director for the Archdiocese Mortuary and Cemeteries. “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of […]

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Christian persecution challenges and strengthens

We live in a time of heroic witnesses who are giving their lives or suffering for the faith, but few people know it. As Pope Francis recently said, “the martyrs […]

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Synod-talk, again

On January 13 the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published a “preparatory document” for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. The document begins well […]

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A papal tutor of heroic virtue

On January 20, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees acknowledging the “heroic virtues” of six men and one woman: two diocesan priests, three […]

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Rogue One’s Chirrut and Baze are not a couple

Father Ryan O’Neill is the vocations director for the Archdiocese of Denver. I think sexuality is very important, but when the world I live in constantly tells me that all […]

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Theology isn’t math; but it is theology

During the heyday of the Solidarity movement, a famous Polish slogan had it that, “For Poland to be Poland, 2 + 2 Must Always = 4”. It was a quirky […]

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Five ways to make America great again

With the recent inauguration of President Trump, his promises to “Make America Great Again” by protecting our country and generating jobs have been in the news. The greatness of our […]

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How to get through Inauguration Day as a Catholic

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. It’s really happening. I think it’s safe to say that many Catholics my age […]

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Fake history

Speaking of public policy debates, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that, while everyone had a right to his opinion, no one had a right to his own facts. Something similar […]