Edith Stein and the Countercultural Single Ladies

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Politicians are forever talking about women’s freedom but real freedom is more radical than our culture is comfortable with. Based on remarks she delivered at Notre Dame last weekend, Elise Italiano helps unpack just what it is that the Gospel means in the lives of women, writing about what Edith Stein might advise her single [Read More...]

71 Years Ago Today, She Was Killed at Auschwitz

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Today is the feast day of Edith Stein, who died as a Carmelite, Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. During her canonization Mass in 1998, Pope John Paul II, said: Although Edith Stein had been brought up religiously by her Jewish mother, at the age of 14 she “had consciously and deliberately stopped praying”. She [Read More...]

The Real Freedom to Choose

This is the right, this is our lives: There’s nothing soft-focus or saccharine about real Christianity. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for the brave; not the complacent, and not cowards. The world and its beauty give glory to God; but we live in it with divided hearts, and so the world is also a [Read More...]

A Few Words about Freedom

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From George Weigel again in his book Practicing Catholic: The false humanism of freedom misconstrued as “I did it my way” inevitably leads to freedom’s decay, and then to freedom’s self-cannibalization. [Read more...]

Freedom, Justice, and the Space for Flourishing

Paul Ryan continues an important conversation: Government helps create the space for innovation and prosperity, but government does not fill that space – and it should not try to, as the last few years have shown us. Only free citizens create things that improve our lives. A free economy and strong communities are the best [Read More...]


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