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      The Purpose of Beauty

      Like many people, I have a love affair with old churches. I lived in Rome a few years ago, and I am surprised I...

      Poet’s Corner

      Be strong, For those with little faith. Be love, For those who have never felt it. Be patient, For those who always hurry. Be what you ask God, To harmonize the...

      Hope of the Innocents

      The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  The wholesale...

      Apologist Ronald Knox Remembered

      Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957) is remembered as theologian, translator of the Latin Bible, author of detective stories, novelist, poet, and most of all as...

      Korea on the Brink: Holiness or Tragedy?

      Today is the feast of the martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, tortured and beheaded in 1846...

      The Pope Francis effect (or why I’m having a tough time)

      I have a confession. I'm having a tough time adjusting to Pope Francis.I admit that I'm a Pope Benedict XVI fan girl and I'm...

      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...

      Palliative care from a Catholic moral perspective

      On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the ban on physician-assisted suicide stating, “The prohibition on physician-assisted suicide infringes...

      Monsignor Vincent Foy: humble instrument of God’s grace

      Anniversaries are important. They mark achievements, rites of passage, and the passing of time. The greater the number of years that are noted, the...

      With courage and charity

      In 1993, when I was a young married man with a growing family, I received a magazine in the mail as a gift from...