JPII on Marriage

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From a homily at a Mass for families in 1986: To wed, for two Christians, is first and foremost an act of faith; it is a way to transfer their human love into the supernatural order, it is an entrusting of their love to God, so that God himself will take it into his care, [Read More...]

‘the deep wound at the heart of love’

Fr. Dwight Longenecker has a beautiful post on Dawn Eden’s My Peace I Give You, as well as her very name. You can get a taste of her book in my long interview with her for National Review Online here and extended interview with her here. [Read more...]

More from Archbishop Chaput on Voting

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Pretty clear who he is not voting for, via John Allen. [Read more...]

The Cross Is Everywhere, and Here’s a Bottom Line About It

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Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P.: The cross is unbearable if viewed from the outside. The cross is wisdom if viewed in the light of faith, that is, from the inside, as God himself views it. The quote comes courtesy of Magnificat, as essential meditations so often do. [Read more...]

A Prayer from Lebanon

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From the pope’s Angelus message yesterday in Lebanon: “May men understand that they are all brothers!” A prayer for everyday, everywhere. [Read more...]

The Road to Hell Is Paved with Elections?

How we vote — if we vote — is part of who we are and what we do with our time here. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia writes: The only king Christians have is Jesus Christ. The obligation to seek and serve the truth belongs to each of us personally. The duty to love [Read More...]

We the People

B16 talked life, family, and natural law in Lebanon Saturday: The wealth of any country is found primarily in its inhabitants. The country’s future depends on them, individually and collectively, as does its capacity to work for peace. A commitment to peace is possible only in a unified society. Unity, on the other hand, is [Read More...]

A Tale of Two C-SPAN Televised Events

After I listened to Cardinal Dolan’s prayer at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte last week, I couldn’t help but think of Mother Teresa. Surely you remember that little lady’s bold National Prayer Breakfast speech. Peggy Noonan tells the story of the woman sitting next to her who wrote a laundry list instead of listened. I [Read More...]


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