Christopher Kaczor

Christopher Kaczor is Acting Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He is also the author of The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church and the editor of O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections about a Legendary Notre Dame Professor.

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Remembering Ralph McInerny

My office holds many treasured keepsakes—a wedding photo, my children’s baptismal candles, and a fiftieth anniversary picture of my parents.  In sight of where I write is also a picture of a young man and an old man, a joyful 26-year-old wearing doctoral robes for the first time and a man of about 70 clad … Read more

The Idler: Aestiva Romae Latinitas

Certain kinds of letters strike fear into human hearts. Dear John letters and IRS letters certainly come to mind. For students in the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame the infamous “Latin letter” could be added to that category. Last spring, I received one. “I am sorry to inform you that you have failed your Latin … Read more

Priestly Credentials: Abandon the Pope, Ye Who Enter Here

As I approached the end of the fourth grade at Our Lady of Fatima grade school in Seattle, I looked forward to becoming an altar boy. I looked up to them. Those older boys got to wear the white albs, stand up near the priest, and be in front of the entire church. They looked … Read more

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