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      Charles Rice on Natural Law Morality

      Charles E. Rice (1931-2015), a Thomist philosopher and professor of law at Notre Dame University, was a consistent conservative on matters political and theological....

      Fatima’s Century

      A grace-filled hundredth anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, as Our Lady appeared for last time to the three seers on this day...

      Good Pope John

      The Second Vatican Council opened on this day in 1962, and ran until 1965, producing sixteen documents, four of them 'constitutions', which have profoundly...

      Ode to the dishwasher  

        (On this Thanksgiving morning, you might enjoy this wonderful poem from a Canadian mother, on the philosophy, nay, the very theology, of washing dishes,...

      Weirdness of Vegas and Wildness of Catalonia

      Something is definitely odd about the gunman and the shooting massacre in Vegas:  A 64 year-old multi-millionaire accountant with no military training, no record,...

      The Question of ‘Bioethics’

      “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” – Supreme Court decision Buck vs. Bell   Carrie Buck was 17 when she was forced to enter the Virginia...

      The Christian and Depression            

        I strongly encourage anyone who is discouraged or depressed to read the third chapter of the book of Tobit. In this passage, two people...

      Lives Noble and Ignoble

      Today is the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (+1637) and his companion martyrs, put to death by the anti-Catholic shogunate in Japan, and who...

      Fare Thee Well, NFL

      What is in a gesture?  A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet, to paraphrase fair Juliet, and what matters if...

      The True Beauty of Woman

      I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16) Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...