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      Father Jacques Hamel and the Faith of Europe

      Another Islamic massacre, this time of an octogenarian priest, Father Jacques Hamel, saying Mass in a church in Saint Etienne de Rouvray in the...

      Blesseds Vasyl and Nykyta

      Today we celebrate Blessed Vasyl Velykchovsky (+1973) a Ukrainian priest and later bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. A devout and holy man,...

      The Shadow State and the Rule of Law

      Donald Trump and his team are complaining of being stymied in his presidential efforts, to which I will return in a moment.  Whatever one...

      Fell On A Black Day: A Reflection on Chris Cornell’s Suicide

      Chris Cornell, the frontman of the Seattle grunge rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave was declared dead on May 17.  According to later developments throughout...

      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...

      Communism and the Popes – Part II

      (This is the second part to Paula Adamick’s historical analysis of Communism, following her first take earlier this month. Read and enjoy. Its enduring appeal...

      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...

      Blessings of monotony

      In the vast collection of literature that has been written throughout the history of mankind, the one thing that all books have in common...

      How to Change the World

      In light of the building collapse in Bangladesh, the media has turned to the ethics of our clothing trades…again. Clothing lines like Joe Fresh...

      Autism and the Mentally Disturbed

      You've likely heard about the letter from “one pissed off mother” that was delivered to the home of the grandmother of an autistic kid...