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An Open Letter to Hans Küng

Dr. Küng: A decade and a half ago, a former colleague of yours among the younger progressive theologians at Vatican II told me of a friendly warning he had given

Ted Sorensen, Invincibly Ignorant or Just a Jackass?

Amidst this weekend’s numerous examples of perfidy, moral treason, cowardice, and self-serving, all in aid of passing Obamacare, let’s not lose sight of a brief “review” of Karl Rove’s recent memoir,

Ralph McInerny and the Tragedy of Notre Dame

In late February, Professor Marjorie Garber of Harvard came to the University of Notre Dame as the Provost's Distinguished Lecturer for 2009-2010. Among other engagements, she spoke to a class

Robert Charles Susil, 1974-2010

Four days after my son-in-law, Rob Susil, re-entered Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he would die of an aggressive sarcoma on February 5, the Church marked the Feast of the Presentation

The Lessons of Jean-Marie Lustiger

The following is adapted from a paper delivered at the first international Jean-Marie Lustiger symposium, held at the College des Bernardins in Paris on February 11, 2010. In June 2003,

George and Betsy, Sixty Years Later

George and Betsy Weigel would have marked their diamond wedding anniversary on November 12 — “would have,” because my father died on October 19, 2004, and my mother died, at

Saint Jeanne Jugan

During the brutally hot summer of 2003, thousands of French vacationers remained on holiday rather than returning home to bury their recently deceased parents, who had died from the extraordinary

Irving Kristol, Catholic Social Ethicist?

Several years ago, after Irving Kristol had had a cancerous lung removed, Father Richard John Neuhaus visited him in the hospital. After they chatted briefly, Father Neuhaus, at the door

The Remarkable Rose Hawthorne

In 2001, when chairman Leon Kass was organizing the President’s Council on Bioethics (which was recently and foolishly disbanded by President Obama), he sent the Council members some interesting homework

Flannery O’Connor’s Wingless Chickens

About two-thirds of the way through Brad Gooch’s highly acclaimed new book, Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, I got the gnawing feeling that something was missing — even as

In Memory of Ernest W. Lefever

***A memorial service for Dr. Lefever will take place on Saturday, August 22, at 3 p.m., at St. Columba Church, 4201 Albemarle Street N.W., Washington, D.C. *** Ernest Warren Lefever was a man

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