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      Humanae Vitae at 50

      I am hurtling in a high speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment...

      Marcel Clement on Liberation Theology

      Silvie D. Rousseau reports that the French philosopher Marcel Clement in his youth aspired to study philosophy, but was perplexed by the plethora of...

      Long Live Buckfast Abbey

      I begin this reflection from the beautiful and prayerful grounds of Buckfast Abbey, not far from the coast at Brixham, where I have been...

      Merrie England Once More

      As I begin this reflection, I am on my way to the Devon coast, having just passed through Bath, set up by the Romans...

      The Inestimable Value of a Pilgrimage

      Just as the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, we might say that the first step on the road to sanctity is...

      Sacred Art Briefly Considered

      How often have we heard it said that beauty is in the mind of the beholder, that it has no objective existence of its...

      The Long Hot Summer of 2018

      On January 10, 1963, the Hon. A.S. Herlong Jr., a judge and Democratic congressman from Florida (1949-1969) read a document into the U.S. House...

      The Sanity of Frank Sheed

      Frank Sheed (1897-1982) was born in Australia to a Presbyterian father and a Catholic mother. Reared a Protestant, at the age of 16 he...

      Faith as Common Sense

      (A sermon of Father Daniel Callam for this Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)A theme common to Ezekiel and Saint Mark, the readings we have...

      Aquinas, Vatican II and the Benedict Option

      The reality, if not the term, of the Benedict Option goes back well before Rod Dreher’s popular book, even before Saint Benedict himself, at...