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The Ukrainian Crisis and the Geopolitics of Christendom

The secularized former Christendom is facing off against a Russia that wants to reclaim its imperialist - and Christian - past.

Lazarus in John and Luke

Many people have the idea that the Church functions according to the principle: "That which is not forbidden is compulsory." But this is not the case. The Church has relatively few dogmatic teachings, particularly when it comes to the interpretation of a biblical text. Almost never will the Church say, "Verse X or story Y [...]

Treasures in the catacombs

This time last year, the Vatican announced that it had discovered the oldest known icon of St. Paul in the catacombs of St. Tecla in Rome. Now, with the excavation of the tomb complete, they've discovered even more: Vatican archaeologists announced the image of Paul was not found in isolation, but was part of a [...]

The Lost Sheep

  "Why does this man receive sinners and eat with them?" grumbled the scribes and the Pharisees. Knowing the pride they harbored in their hearts, Jesus spoke to them this parable. "What man is there among you," He said, "who, having lost one sheep, will not leave the other ninety nine in the wilderness to [...]

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