Motu Proprio

Capitol

Reconsidering 1/6

The day after the incursion into the U.S. Capitol, I wrote in these pages that the events that day were not part of my conservative movement. Breaking into a federal building and fighting with police is not something that our set does. I was, and I remain, appalled at what I saw.  I remain convinced [...]

The Radical Return to Ratzinger

To many, Pope Benedict XVI is a radical: an old man clothed in capes, incurably fixed on forgotten principles of a forgotten world—principles that no longer apply to the “real world.” To others, Pope Benedict XVI is radical: a wise man clothed in Christ, inspiringly fixed on the roots, radix, of the world—principles that fundamentally [...]

Liturgy and Charity

  Some years ago, when speaking at a Catholic meeting, I said that the older rite of the Mass -- what we then called the Tridentine rite -- should be allowed more widely. I received a massive round of applause. At the time, I attended the Mass in that form fairly rarely; I just thought [...]

Chesterton’s Ghost Appears, Suggests Fans Find “Other Interests”

Chesterton's Ghost Appears, Suggests Fans Find 'Other Interests' LONDON -- A London book buyer got the shock of his life yesterday when the ghost of G. K. Chesterton appeared to him and joked that he wished his fans would "get lives."  "I was in The Bookstop, buying a copy of Orthodoxy when a man touched [...]

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