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Yearly Archives: 2009

The Bethlehem difference

The New Testament reading that began this Advent season, from Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians, was filled with the tension between the “now”...

The many moral questions in health-care reform

The Catholic Church in the United States has done a public service during the recent health-care debate by keeping a crucial proposition in play:...

Books for Christmas

They’re not all new, the books that follow, but they’re all well worth reading, and giving. David Bentley Hart, “Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and...

Willful blindness and the Fort Hood massacre

Dan Henninger, whose Wall Street Journal column is aptly titled “Wonder Land,” put it best: “The only good news about the Fort Hood massacre...

Natural law = bigotry? Please.

On Nov. 3, Ken Cuccinelli was elected attorney general of Virginia in a landslide. His 15 percent margin of victory strongly suggests that Old...

The Vatican and the Lefebvrists: not a negotiation

Prior to the opening of formal conversations between officials of the Holy See and leaders of the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX),...

George and Betsy, 60 years later

George and Betsy Weigel would have marked their diamond wedding anniversary on Nov. 12—“would have,” because my father died on Oct. 19, 2004, and...

Nancy Pelosi and the claims of conscience

On Sept. 28, a bipartisan group of 187 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak and Pennsylvania Republican...

St. Jeanne Jugan

During the brutally hot summer of 2003, thousands of French vacationers remained on holiday rather than returning home to bury their recently deceased parents,...

Norwegian sanctimony, global folly

The Norwegian Nobel Committee looked in the mirror, saw the president of the United States, and awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Barack...
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