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      Tales of Canterbury

      I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

      Cardinal Sins

      Already suffering the sustained heat of this long, hot summer, Catholics everywhere have also been stunned by the sudden fall from grace of Cardinal...

      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...