A Prayer for Today

Via the Liturgy of the Hours: Father, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us and restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on Paul Ryan & Thomas Aquinas and other Friends

Cardinal Dolan has a weekly radio show on the Catholic Channel on Sirius. Yesterday he took the show as an opportunity to talk about what he thinks of Paul Ryan. I write about what he said here. He also had a lovely interview with Dean Koontz, thoughts about the Assumption, and, in response to a [Read More...]

Bill Buckley on Keeping the Faith

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We’re celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven today. And I am reminded today of National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr.’s great love of the Blessed Mother. In his book Nearer My God, he explained why people there are pilgrims in Lourdes, France, and provided insight into what religious faith meant in [Read More...]

WFB & the Magisterium

A helpful history lesson from Linda Bridges. [Read more...]

Pray for Us, the Cardinal Blogs

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Cardinal Dolan writes a forthright account of his thoughts and deliberations and prayers concerning the Al Smith dinner invitation to President Obama (which I wrote about on National Review Online last week here): an invitation to the Al Smith Dinner in no way indicates a slackening in our vigorous promotion of values we Catholic bishops believe to [Read More...]

Love & Life & God with Jane Austen

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From my interview with Elizabeth Kantor about her new book The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After: LOPEZ: Where does religion fit into love and courtship in Austen’s world? KANTOR: Well, one of her novels is actually about that, at least in large part. In Mansfield Park, Henry Crawford falls deeply in love with Fanny [Read More...]

Our Sad State

Where abortion is “taking motherhood seriously.” We must do better. [Read more...]


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