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The Sacred Earthiness of Christmas

ROME. A massive, sixteen-volume Lives of the Saints, first published between 1872 and 1877, informs me that, here in the Eternal City, the feast of Christmas first became a celebration distinct

Books for Christmas 2021

Some suggestions for Christmas giving, in the form of books that amuse, inspire, educate, or all of the above: Prison Journal, Volume 3—The High Court Frees an Innocent Man, by

On Being Thankful for America at Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No one. That’s not necessarily a popular

What the Bishops Really Said at Baltimore

After the bishops of the United States adopted “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” on November 17, it took the Washington Post less than an hour to

Catholic Progressives and the Culture War

Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a more interesting human personality than Ioseb Besarionis

On John Paul II’s 75th Anniversary

By any worldly measure, 1946 was an annus horribilis in Poland. With the exceptions of Cracow and Lodz, every Polish city lay in ruins. The homeless and displaced numbered in the millions.

A Shanksville Meditation

The most moving feature of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, is the pictures of the forty brave men and women who lost their lives on September 11,

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