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To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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A Pope of Historic Vision

John Paul II arrived in Warsaw on June 2, 1979; there and then, he ignited the revolution of conscience that would give birth to the Solidarity movement, the Revolution of

How Benedict XVI Will Make History

According to a title first used by Gregory the Great (590–604), the Bishop of Rome is the “Servant of the Servants of God.” The Roman Catholic Church recognizes 265 of

The McBrien Prize

By combining low-grade sourcing, a faux-authoritative voice, and leftist political spin in equally impressive measures, Michael Sean Winters and the editors of the Washington Post‘s “Outlook” section have won the

The Ignatian Possibility Today

In the early 1990s, I was given lunch at the Roman headquarters of the Society of Jesus by two very–no, make that extremely–high-ranking Jesuits. The table-talk turned to a fascinating

"Gay Marriage" and Father Keenan (Once Again)

In early 2003, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts engaged in a vigorous public debate over the definition of marriage. A proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as the stable union of a

Lourdes and the Modern World

One hundred fifty years ago, on Feb. 11, 1858, an illiterate, impoverished 14-year-old girl received the first of 18 visions of Mary, who eventually revealed herself to Bernadette Soubirous as

Archbishop Marini on the Liturgy Wars

Those seeking insight into the ideas that shaped the Missal of Paul VI, the revised breviary, and other facets of the Church’s post-Vatican II liturgy will have to look elsewhere

Cardinal Kasper on the State of Ecumenism

2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chair of Unity Octave, which has evolved into an annual pan-Christian week of prayer running from January 18-25. Prayer, it seems, is what

The God With an Infant’s Face

As my too-cute-to-be-true grandson, Master William Joseph Susil, careened around the house over Thanksgiving, exercising his rapidly expanding vocabulary and wreaking havoc on unsecured objects in his path, I couldn’t

Poland after John Paul II

When you add it all up, I’ve spent more than a year and a half of my life in Poland. My Polish adventures began 16 years ago, when I went

The Holy See and the U.N.

Several years ago, Catholics for a Free Choice, a Potemkin village of an “organization” created by pro-abortion American foundations to muddy the waters of American politics and to harass the

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