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  • Nothing Compares To You
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    Nothing Compares To You

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    Of the many things I appreciate about the Catholic education my children have received here in Ohio, one that is pretty high on the list is the schools’ endeavors to educate parents who may have been poorly catechized or who may not even be Catholic themselves. Starting when our kids are in Kindergarten, we parents are assigned […]

  • Weak Marriage Preparation Fuels the Vocations Crisis
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    Weak Marriage Preparation Fuels the Vocations Crisis

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    Articles relating to the sanctity of marriage have been churning out from Catholic media sources recently. The identity of marriage as between a man and a woman has been outlined and explained. Volumes have been written about the sacredness of sex and the scandal of contraception. Catholic couples with even limited exposure to Catholic media […]

  • Take Up Your Cross
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    For My Name’s Sake

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    God’s Honor Roll and Satan’s Radar are the same list.

  • Castellani's Eyeglasses
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    Castellani’s Eyeglasses

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    I have a dear friend in Buenos Aires, Fabián Rodríguez Simón, a voracious reader and recalcitrant freethinker. Every time we meet I like to engage with him in tough (and bitter) theological disputes. In one occasion, while reviewing the great Catholic writers of the 20th century, from Chesterton to Lewis, from Bloy to Tolkien, my […]

  • Up in Smoke
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    Up in Smoke

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    Up in Smoke I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope. Cigarette smoking used to be fashionable. Actors like Steve McQueen and Sean Connery made it look manly and cool in their many movies. Women who […]