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     “Nam oportet et hæreses esse.” (1 Cor 11:19).  “It is fitting that there be heresies, so that those who are true, may be manifested among you.”  How appropriate is this sentiment of St. Paul’s when we apply it to the…


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    Catholics Will Likely Relive Past Persecutions

    by James Kalb

    Man is a social being and doesn’t invent his own world. To orient himself and understand what his life is about he has to find his proper place, which is an order of things where he can feel at home…

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    Defending the Real Presence

    by Regis Martin

     “This is the saddest story I have ever heard.” So begins one of the finest novels written in English in the last century, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford.  It is not, however, the saddest story ever told.  That…

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    What the Reformation has Wrought

    by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

    The day may come when Catholics can support neither of the main American political parties or their candidates. Some think it’s already arrived. Alasdair MacIntyre, the Notre Dame philosopher, argued along those lines a few years ago, explaining why he…

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    Ranking the “Top Ten” Popes

    by Rev. Michael P. Orsi

    Ten Popes Who Shook the World by Eamon Duffy, Yale University Press, 136 pages, $25   Eamon Duffy is an eminent scholar of the English Reformation and Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge University. In a succinct volume,…

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    Eye of the Fly

    by David Warren

    As a person who makes his living in the media (and I wouldn’t if I had any marketable skill), I often wonder what is wrong with us. For when I stop looking for events in the media and instead squint…

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