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Richard Dawkins & Co. = Paisley 2.0?

Some years ago, I was invited to address a seminar at the Palace of Westminster for members of the House of Lords and House of Commons interested in Catholic social […]

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The Pius Wars, continued

In the war over Pius XII and the Holy See’s policy toward Nazi Germany before and during World War II, there are fanatically anti-Pacelli/Pius XII writers like Daniel Jonah Goldhagen […]

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A promise to Pope John Paul II

On the evening of Dec. 15, 2004, I had dinner in the papal apartment with Pope John Paul II and several of his aides. Although his health had been deteriorating […]

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Questions for candidates in a crucial election

Given the degree to which American politics has deteriorated into barrages of sound-bites, it may seem quixotic—perhaps even idiotic—to indulge my biennial habit of proposing Questions Candidates Should Be Asked […]

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The Solidarity difference

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 31, 1980, an electrician named Lech Walesa signed the Gdansk Accords, ending a two-week-old strike at that Hanseatic city’s Lenin Shipyards. Walesa signed with a […]