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Christmas: cure for cynicism and irony

In a sermon broadcast on the BBC on Dec. 25, 1950, Msgr. Ronald Knox observed that “we make a holiday of Christmas only if we have the strength of mind […]

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Making sense of senselessness

Last Friday, our country was once again overwhelmed with sadness and horror as we watched another school shooting; this time, the killer murdered 20 innocent children and six adults, as […]

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Books for Christmas

The most intellectually exciting book I read this past year was Richard Bauckham’s “Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony” (Eerdmans). Unfolding his research like a detective story […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: source of joy

Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast we celebrate today, appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 at a difficult time in the history of the New World. In the 1520s, the […]

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Mary, baptism and hidden graces

On Saturday, the Church will celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, we recall that Mary was conceived without sin, in anticipation […]