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The Nicholson standard

Sometime in the next few months, a new U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See will be moving into Villa Richardson on Rome’s Janiculum Hill. The shoes waiting to be filled […]

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What makes a university ‘great’?

Milwaukee’s Marquette University has been in a bit of a flap. Marquette’s athletic teams had long been known as the “Warriors.” When the politically correct protested, the heirs of Jacques […]

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Extremism? Whose extremism?

During the recent, raucous debate in the U.S. Senate over what’s procedurally kosher in considering a president’s judicial selections, opponents of several Bush nominees persistently dismissed the prospective judges in […]

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How doctrine liberates

A lot of press coverage of Archbishop William Levada’s nomination as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) revisited some old shibboleths about “watchdogs reining in […]