I Laughed When I Read This

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Because I did actually manage to get a cab a half hour before the storm hit landfall. It was challenging. Walter Russell Mead writes: Manhattan is one of those places where nature seems mostly held at bay. Except for the parks, oases of carefully preserved nature deliberately shaped by the hand of man, every inch [Read More...]

You, Too, Can Be Mary Magdalene

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“You were meant for relationship first and foremost, of course, for a relationship with God, and then with your brothers and sisters in Christ,” Teresa Tomeo writes. By denying yourself God’s gift of sisterhood, you could be doing damage to yourself. You can’t redo the past. But you can forgive and move past the pain [Read More...]

What about a Real, Joyful Commitment to Authenticity?

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My syndicated column this week is on fear of Hell, love of God, the New Evangelization, and even the presidential election. Consider reading and letting me know what you think here. Maybe even passing it on? [Read more...]

The Light that Comes from Knowing and Loving God Can Change the World

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Peter Murphy, who heads the evangelization and catechesis office at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been in Rome for the better part of this month, sums up a goal of the just wrapped-up synod on the New Evangelization: It is so important that we help Catholics experience Christ … to really have [Read More...]

Dems Hold Catholic Teaching ‘In Contempt’

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Discussing Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s interview with the Catholic News Service this past week in Rome, during which he said, among other things, that abortion is a “very serious issue that requires absolute adherence on the part of Catholics,” George Weigel adds: “No single political party fully embodies the social doctrine of the Catholic [Read More...]

False Narrative, False Divide: Social Justice vs. Pro-Life Catholics

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Also on The World Over this week, George Weigel additionally made the point that: “There is no such division,” as the one we’ve been seeing in polls and in vice-presidential debates, on account of the vice president, between so-called pro-life and pro-social-justice Catholics. “The teaching of JPII and Benedict XVI has made unmistakably clear that [Read More...]

The Mess Joe Biden Made of Reality

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George Weigel also made the point on EWTN the other night that the Immaculate Conception and abortion are not the same thing. That was essentially what Joe Biden claimed when he said the sanctity of human life is a de fide doctrine of the Church, one that he could never dream of imposing on non-Catholics. [Read More...]


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