Elizabeth Scalia is one of the most popular and recognizable bloggers in the Catholic landscape. She writes on her wide variety of interests, blending a sharp wit, a keen eye for politics and a love of the Church.

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Living in-between seed and shrub

by Joe McHughIn Memory of Thomas E. Porter 1927—2015Tom Porter was a brash, street-smart Irish kid from Cleveland’s west side who was as good at acting and translating Latin as he was at playing baseball. Graduation from high school came with a choice between going to college on a baseball s … [Read more...]

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Catholicism Faces a Heavy Future, Full of Light

A challenging future means an exciting time to be Catholic by Kelley Cutler "You can show your love to others by not wishing that they should be better Christians." -- Saint Francis of AssisiWhat side are you on? Are you a traditional or progressive Catholic? Are you liberal or conservative? … [Read more...]

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“The Avengers” and Friedrich Nietzsche

By Very Rev. Robert BarronC.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their colleagues in the Inklings wanted to write fiction that would effectively “evangelize the imagination,” accustoming the minds, especially of young people, to the hearing of the Christian Gospel. Accordingly, Tolkien’s Gandalf is a fi … [Read more...]

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What I Saw from the Rope Lines at Hillary’s FIRST Listening Tour

by Leticia VelasquezIt was August 2000 and my brother, the environmentalist, casually mentioned that he would be attending the Hillary rally in our hometown of Northport, Long Island.My ears picked up. “What rally?” I asked, “There has been no mention of it on the news.”It turned out t … [Read more...]

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Stephen Fry’s Cruel God, Job, and the Cross of Jesus

By Very Rev. Robert BarronThe British writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry is featured in a YouTube video which has gone viral: over 5 million views as of this moment. As you may know, Fry is, like his British counterparts Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, a fairly ferocious atheist, … [Read more...]

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Sister Juliet: Love Amidst the Clutter

By Rev. Msgr. Kieran E. HarringtonThis past Wednesday I buried a friend. Actually, she was much more than a friend. She was a companion, a colleague, a role-model, and a religious sister.She was also my sister. The Lord called her home, on the Feast of All Saints, twenty-eight years after … [Read more...]

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“Calvary” and a Portrait of a Real Priest

By Very Rev. Robert BarronSaint Pope John Paul II said that a priest should have the heart of Christ the Good Shepherd. Far too many saccharine paintings of effeminate Jesuses in the midst of delicate lambs have conduced toward a misconstrual of this image as something sentimental and … [Read more...]

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