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A modest defense of the "liberal world order"George Weigel

Some preliminaries: I quite agree that the United Nations is a sad, and sometimes malicious, joke. I understand that some people have been the victims of a globalized world economy and that the "Davos ...

Evangelizing Through the GoodBishop Robert Barron

Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense ...

The Johnson AmendmentJohn Garvey

At the National Prayer Breakfast this month, President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment "and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution." ...

Remaining committed to helping refugeesDebbie Rambo

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those in need is carried out through a wide variety of programs that provide assistance to people of all ages, of all faiths, of all walks of life. One such ...

The Healy daughters and sistersJames M. O'Toole

Marking Black History Month, we present the final installment of a three-part series exploring the life and legacy of America's first African-American bishop, Bishop James Augustine Healy, and his family. Most ...

Snow storms bring out the best in peopleRay Flynn

Waiting for the bus outside The New England Medical Center the other morning, a lady I recognized from the Chinatown community stopped and said, "Hello Mayor Flynn how are you? I saw you the other night ...

Asking the unaskableClark Booth

Patriots' idolaters don't want to hear it. Nor might anything at this point rain on their interminable parade. But for whatever it's worth, History is likely to judge their team's wild and crazy conquest ...

Love and mercy in politicsRichard Doerflinger

Catholics advancing social justice sometimes wonder: Will my efforts have a lasting impact? Am I building God's kingdom or will all of this be wiped away? The Second Vatican Council gave a profound ...

Paul, Apollos, and Cephas, all over againGeorge Weigel

In April 2016, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, issued a pastoral letter on the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (the Pope's apostolic exhortation on marriage) and re-affirmed the Church's ...

About Gorsuch and the Supreme CourtRussell Shaw

Just as people who like sausage shouldn't visit a sausage factory, so people who stand in awe of the United States Senate shouldn't get too close to the confirmation fight over Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, ...