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A Great Cloud of Pro-Life Witnesses

As we wait to see the disposition of this evil regime on what may be the last March for Life, we must consider the men and women who brought us to this moment, the pantheon of pro-life heroes.

1942: Ending a Year with No End in Sight

If the Third Reich did not style itself after the Babe of Bethlehem, Dr. Goebbels proposed some fugitive cheer in a radio broadcast on Christmas Day by changing the subject of the feast. He hailed the Japanese for being free of the remnants of Christianity that he regretted in his Fatherland: It is our national misfortune [...]

Is Vatican Radio causing cancer?

This has been a bad press week for the Vatican, and is now made worse: A new Italian court-ordered study has determined that Vatican Radio's main broadcast tower outside Rome is increasing the neighbors' risk of cancer. "There has been an important, coherent and meaningful correlation between exposure to Vatican Radio's structures and the risk [...]

1942: An Ugly Amount of Success

  My files from 1942 have some obituaries of English Catholics, beginning with the death on July 10 of Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh, G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.M.G. At the age of 77, his life spanned the Second Afghan War, the Zulu War, the Boer War, and two World Wars. As the chief architect of modern military [...]

What to Expect from the Pope’s Visit

  When it comes to Pope Benedict XVI's visit in Jerusalem this week, there is much skepticism on both sides of the Israeli wall. The average Israeli "doesn't care" about the pope's trip, says Gershon Baskin, president of the Israeli Palestinian Center for Research and Information. The expectation is that the pope will say something [...]

Quodlibets: Two Recent Proposals

It is easier to see the problems than to find good solutions to them. How often have we heard the clear teaching of the Magisterium distorted, sometimes even from the pulpit? How often have we seen variations introduced into the liturgy, as if we are all bored with the official rite and needed relief from [...]

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