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...]

Life in the Spirit

From a priest in South Carolina: if we live within the Holy Spirit day by day, then we will, bit by bit, discover a new kind of power, a new kind of love and a new clarity of thought and vision. We will be truly powerful because the Divine power is growing within us. We [Read More...]

Words to Live by from Prisoner #16670

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“The thing to do now is to pray well to win as many souls as possible.” If he can say it at Auschwitz, surely we can try to live it today. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a priest who understood the power of the media for evangelization (he wrote and radio-ed), also advised: The real conflict is inner [Read More...]

Handbags at Church

My beloved Drudge (what has been a more reliable, consistent presence in your life over the last two decades? Besides your beloved National Review Online, I would hope!) is highlighting a story about an immigrant whose purse was stolen in Pennsylvania when she went up for Communion: UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) - The 53-year-old victim recently [Read More...]


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