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From no faith to a mountain-top of meaning

This story is the first in a Year of Faith series sharing testimonies of Catholics from all walks of life. See the powerful related video of Father John Nepil’s witness […]

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CAMPAIGN 2012—The Future of Marriage

Back in the day, altar boys loved to serve weddings because it involved ready cash: minimally, $5 (which in those days meant something), often a ten-spot.  Once in a great […]

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Following the Lord’s plan

At the age of 15, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was given the gift of faith. Of that year, he writes: “a great change of thought took place in me.  […]

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CAMPAIGN 2012—Religious Freedom vs. Aggressive Secularism

Some years ago, the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor coined the term “exclusivist secularism” to describe a disturbing phenomenon in western societies: the determination of some intellectuals, activists, and politicians to […]

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The election and responsible Christian citizenship

Religious commentators often decry that public morality is dead—that secularism has rendered us a culture entirely devoid of moral values or judgments about our responsibilities to one another. Perhaps there […]

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CAMPAIGN 2012: The future of the pro-life cause

“It’s the economy, stupid!”—James Carville’s memorable note-to-self during the 1992 presidential race—will be the determining factor in the 2012 campaign, according to the common wisdom. That may be true. But […]

‘Do whatever he tells you’: Vocalist Danielle Rose

Putting her whole trust in God, musician and singer Danielle Rose is strumming her life to the beat of his will. Her “yes” to him has taken her across the […]

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Campaign 2012: Burke vs. Hobbes?

You likely think, gentle reader, that the 2012 presidential race is a contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. That, of course, is true, insofar as the names on our […]

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Christ: The answer to the dictatorship of relativism

Last week I was talking with a friend about abortion.  My friend, who is not Catholic, has pro-abortion political positions, and I pointed out to him the simple, biological fact […]