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      The Church Will Become Smaller…

      From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to...

      My Sister’s Keeper: A Pro-Life Book Review

      It all begins with a bruise: a little clover-shaped bruise. While bathing her two-year-old daughter, Sarah finds a trail of little brown bruises running...

      I am Nazarene

      As I write this, I am sitting in a quiet, darkened corner of the hotel suite where my husband and our three youngest children...

      The Middle Ages: The True ‘Gothic’

      Long ago, there was a surefire test by which to recognize a truly cultured person: anyone who could hear the William Tell overture without...

      A Tale of Two Princesses

      September 5th was the 20th anniversary of the death of Teresa of Calcutta, canonized by Pope John Paul II on September 4th, 2003, but...

      Saint Mark and the Resurrection

      At Easter Sunday Mass, you heard the closing verses of Saint Mark’s Gospel, or almost so. I say “almost” because our lectionary omits the...

      A dignified life; a dignified death

      I lost someone very special recently, someone who demonstrated to me what a dignified death looks like. In the eyes of the world, he had...

      The Paradox of Freedom in Christ

      Veritas vos Liberabit- the Truth Will Set You Free (John 8:32).What does it mean to be free? Freedom is an objective good, and a...

      Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

      College professors sometimes have too much time on their hands. While digging around in the crypt of an old medieval library in Oxford, I...

      Ten suggestions for contemplation in a noisy world

      I sat in my kitchen on the morning of Labour Day, watching and listening to the activity around me. My husband, myself, and our...