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Flannery O’Connor and friends, revisited

Her fiction may occasionally get the chop in politically correct 21st-century American high schools. But as Benjamin Alexander writes in the preface to a new collection of her letters, Flannery […]

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Letter: The facts about late-term abortion and initiative 120

In their Dec. 6 editorial, the Denver Post asks Coloradans not to sign petitions currently circulating to place a late abortion ban on the 2020 ballot (Initiative 120). In their […]

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Building marriages that last a lifetime

Our culture talks a lot about marriage tragedies but not enough about successes. In the checkout line at the grocery store, on TV shows and in the news, we hear […]

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Auschwitz and “intrinsic evil”

Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the infantrymen of the Red Army’s 322nd Rifle Division were bludgeoning their way into the Third Reich when they discovered the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination […]

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The bullies and that book 

Immediately after news broke on January 12 that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah had written a book on the crisis of the priesthood in the 21st-century Church, […]

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Why study Latin?

Ave Maria, Gloria in excelsis, Agnus Dei, Dominus Vobiscum, Sanctus, Tantum Ergo. These are just some of the Latin phrases that Catholics may recognize. Although it’s common to speak of […]

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God never tires of speaking to you

It is truly a wonder that we have the gift of the Bible, through which God speaks to us, convicts us, heals us and nourishes us on our journey. In […]

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Before the 2020 Presidentiad begins in earnest….

Americans not obsessed with politics — that is, most Americans — will start  paying serious attention to the 2020 presidential race after the February 3 Iowa caucuses and the February […]

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Opinion: There is cause for hope amid dire reports of clergy sexual abuse of minors

By Vincent Carroll This Dec. 13, 2019 opinion column was originally published by the Denver Post. When will it end, many Catholics must wearily wonder. And not only Catholics. Anyone […]

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Jesus is not optional

Sometimes I decide what I’m going to write about. And sometimes God does. I just came back from the FOCUS conference in Phoenix. It was awesome, incidentally, and I highly […]

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The Two Popes: Baloney, brilliantly acted

I first met Pope Emeritus Benedict in June 1988; over the next three decades, I’ve enjoyed many lengthy conversations and interviews with him, including a bracing discussion covering many topics […]

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The Reformation: Why it matters and how you can learn more about it

It is hard to think of an event that shaped the modern world more than the Reformation. Not only did it split the Church in Western Europe, it also split […]