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In praise of Peter Berger

At the end of his new intellectual memoir, “Adventures of an Accidental Sociology: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore”(Prometheus Books), Peter L. Berger recounts a telling tale […]

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Among the ‘progressed’

Thomas Merton is usually thought of as a liberal or progressive Catholic, which in many respects he was: he certainly tilted left politically, on civil rights and Vietnam; he wanted […]

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Martyrdom in Pakistan

Sixty-four years ago, on Aug. 14, 1947, Great Britain’s empire in the Indian subcontinent was divided into the independent, self-governing Dominions of India and Pakistan. The division of the subcontinent […]

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Benedict XVI on Europe’s future

World Youth Day 2011, to be held in Madrid from Aug. 16-21, will be an important moment in Pope Benedict XVI’s campaign to remind Europe of its Christian roots and […]