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How a gold standard for the dollar protects liberty

How a gold standard for the dollar protects liberty

The idea of a constitution and/or written legislation to secure individual rights so beloved by conservatives and among many libertarians has proven ...

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Warsaw and Auschwitz: words are only the beginning

Warsaw and Auschwitz: words are only the beginning

Politics is about power. Political rhetoric is about control over people's thinking, decisions and behavior. Sometimes power comes from votes, ...

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Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Over the years, many have wondered why Jesus, in obedience to His Father, chose Judas to be one of the original Twelve Apostles. In the process, howe ...

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An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

The following is a letter from a faithful Catholic about the current crisis facing the Catholic Church with regard to accusations of sexual abuse all ...

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Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Sadly, for over two decades now, Church leaders have developed their own version of the Tar Baby incident popularized in Disney’s Song of the S ...

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Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

On Wednesday, the papal press office announced that Pope Francis will convene the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the worl ...

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Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

When we read that a cardinal asked young seminarians to sleep with him, thus corrupting them before they became ordained, and when we read that a few ...

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Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Immigration policy presents many challenges for any country. Developing sound immigration policy that respects the needs of a nation and those of the ...

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Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

One of the most difficult teachings of Jesus is His assertion that we must eat His flesh and drink His blood if we are to have eternal life. The Chur ...

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Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Since the close of the Second Vatican Council, one of the most noted changes in many Catholic churches has been the removal of the tabernacle from th ...

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The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

Over the past fifty years, many of the Catholic faithful have been extremely scandalized, and even traumatized, by the willingness of so many Church ...

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Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago abo ...

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Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Mary's Advocates has had a canon law case on appeal at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since October 13, 2017. This is the Suprem ...

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Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

This past Sunday celebrated the most amazing and hopeful moment in human history. For Christians around the world, this is the time of year w ...

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A language of the soul

A language of the soul

I once worked with a physician, Dr. Hohlkopf, a dreary, discourteous fellow who never looked up when anyone spoke to him, never granted others the sl ...

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Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church. After s ...

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Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

I was sitting in church waiting for a Sunday Catholic Mass to begin. Catholic churches have a large crucifix with a corpus of Jesus Christ above or b ...

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Communism: 100 years of false religion

Communism: 100 years of false religion

November 7 marked the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, touching off worldwide events mourning or celebrating the event. At its centen ...

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The evil of divorce likened to euthanasia

The evil of divorce likened to euthanasia

On the Mary's Advocates website is an essay by Dr. Donald Asci, a professor of theology at Franciscan University at Steubenville. It ...

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500 years later: what Martin Luther said about Jews

500 years later: what Martin Luther said about Jews

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed a list of grievances he had about the Catholic Church on the door of a cathedral in Germany. It was thus ...

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The Kingdom of Heaven is like a graduation day

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a graduation day

On two occasions around the year 2000, I attended graduations at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia. I watched these events from ...

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Are you prepping for the coming Persecution?

Are you prepping for the coming Persecution?

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Pope Francis on the theology of work, idleness, and innovation

Pope Francis on the theology of work, idleness, and innovation

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Martin Luther and the birth of the Self

Martin Luther and the birth of the Self

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A Catholic bishop takes on a modern priest over gay agenda

A Catholic bishop takes on a modern priest over gay agenda

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NY police investigate bias crime: Icon of Jesus Christ placed near mosque

NY police investigate bias crime: Icon of Jesus Christ placed near mosque

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Who decides what happens when a spouse reneges on Catholic marriage: A response to Clay T. Rossi

Who decides what happens when a spouse reneges on Catholic marriage: A response to Clay T. Rossi

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Pope Francis and his ambiguity over the status of separated and divorced Catholics

Pope Francis and his ambiguity over the status of separated and divorced Catholics

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Catholic bishop rules no funerals for gays

Catholic bishop rules no funerals for gays

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New book dispels secularists' contentions about Jesus and early Christians

New book dispels secularists' contentions about Jesus and early Christians

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Leftist hate-speech led to live-fire at a Virginia baseball field

Leftist hate-speech led to live-fire at a Virginia baseball field

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Saint Paul's conversion and receiving Holy Communion in the hand

Saint Paul's conversion and receiving Holy Communion in the hand

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Secret recording of widening split in Catholic canon law regarding remarried couples

Secret recording of widening split in Catholic canon law regarding remarried couples

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Overestimating atheism in America

Overestimating atheism in America

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Great Fast 2017: What manner of love?

Great Fast 2017: What manner of love?

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The Great Fast: Don't imagine it, be it

The Great Fast: Don't imagine it, be it

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Lent, the Great Fast: The sum of your failures

Lent, the Great Fast: The sum of your failures

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During Great Lent, hearken to your Baptism

During Great Lent, hearken to your Baptism

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Here is spiritual food

Here is spiritual food

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Great Lent: How do you spell 'peace'?

Great Lent: How do you spell 'peace'?

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Meditation for Great Lent: Why do we exist?

Meditation for Great Lent: Why do we exist?

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The Great Fast and the Golden Rule

The Great Fast and the Golden Rule

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Great Fast 2017: Confession of errors

Great Fast 2017: Confession of errors

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During the Great Fast, less is more

During the Great Fast, less is more

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Thought for the day: The one and True Holy Grail

Thought for the day: The one and True Holy Grail

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How the Classical Worldview supports our Modern Moral and Political Values

How the Classical Worldview supports our Modern Moral and Political Values

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Excerpt of 'Incarnation of the Poetic Word': new book by Michael Martin

Excerpt of 'Incarnation of the Poetic Word': new book by Michael Martin

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Confronting the theology of co-dependent mercy

Confronting the theology of co-dependent mercy

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Catholic Church enters uncharted territory on marriage

Catholic Church enters uncharted territory on marriage

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Greek Orthodox Church studies feasibility of female deacons

Greek Orthodox Church studies feasibility of female deacons

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'Mortal sin' for Catholics to vote for Democrats

'Mortal sin' for Catholics to vote for Democrats

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Two Catholic nuns get hitched

Two Catholic nuns get hitched

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Saving toads: For God so loved the world

Saving toads: For God so loved the world

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Pope Francis should consult Muslims before saying Islam is a religion of peace

Pope Francis should consult Muslims before saying Islam is a religion of peace

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Pope Francis, with apologies to sodomites

Pope Francis, with apologies to sodomites

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Pope Francis confuses Catholics on marriage vows

Pope Francis confuses Catholics on marriage vows

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Traditionalist Catholic bishop calls for clarification of Pope Francis' 'Amoris Laetitia'

Traditionalist Catholic bishop calls for clarification of Pope Francis' 'Amoris Laetitia'

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A Catholic priest questions 'The Joy of Love'

A Catholic priest questions 'The Joy of Love'

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Jesus: More than Mr Nice Guy?

Jesus: More than Mr Nice Guy?

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Holy Week: a week of reflection on the example of Jesus Christ

Holy Week: a week of reflection on the example of Jesus Christ

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Lazarus is raised from the dead

Lazarus is raised from the dead

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The decline of the West and the limits of secularization

The decline of the West and the limits of secularization

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Lenten reflection on Jesus as the image of God

Lenten reflection on Jesus as the image of God

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Economics 101 as taught in the Bible

Economics 101 as taught in the Bible

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Book review: Divine Science

Book review: Divine Science

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On the necessity of Baptism

On the necessity of Baptism

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The message of the astounding Child of Christmas

The message of the astounding Child of Christmas

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The moral equivalence of progressivism and Islamism

The moral equivalence of progressivism and Islamism

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The prefiguring of the Mass in the Incarnation

The prefiguring of the Mass in the Incarnation

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To defeat ISIS, an intellectual response is needed too

To defeat ISIS, an intellectual response is needed too

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Is Pope Francis a Marxist?

Is Pope Francis a Marxist?

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Vatican Synod on the Family sheds light on moral confusion

Vatican Synod on the Family sheds light on moral confusion

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Catholic no-fault divorce: the elephant in the living room

Catholic no-fault divorce: the elephant in the living room

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Cardinal Burke says Catholic marriage tribunals should exhibit sound doctrine

Cardinal Burke says Catholic marriage tribunals should exhibit sound doctrine

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A reflection on the Jubilee year of Mercy

A reflection on the Jubilee year of Mercy

All too often, the pastoral practice of the Catholic Church are based upon expediency rather than accountability and conversion to the truth. As Catholics observe a Year of God's Mercy, should they not also consider God's wrath?

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What Christians should do in the face of secularist culture

What Christians should do in the face of secularist culture

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Pope addresses Congress: full text

Pope addresses Congress: full text

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Evangelizing for the world, not the Word: the secularized Catholic Relief Services

Evangelizing for the world, not the Word: the secularized Catholic Relief Services

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Catholic bishop says same-sex marriage is gateway to totalitarianism

Catholic bishop says same-sex marriage is gateway to totalitarianism

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Should Christians pastors merely make their congregations feel good?

Should Christians pastors merely make their congregations feel good?

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Heresies at Notre Dame University

Heresies at Notre Dame University

Part 4 in a series.

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Heresy: Lessons from the past

Heresy: Lessons from the past

Part 3 in a series of 4 essays.

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The heresy that Jesus is 'Mr. Nice Guy'

The heresy that Jesus is 'Mr. Nice Guy'

Part 2 in four-part series.

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Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

In Laudato Si, the Pope expands on Catholic teaching on mankind's responsibility to care for creation, and to protect and care for the most vulnerable. This letter builds on teachings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope St. John Paul II.

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How the Church may baptize the alienated

How the Church may baptize the alienated

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Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

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What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

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Thought for the Day: the Lord will provide

Thought for the Day: the Lord will provide

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The Unholy Alliance of Islamists and leftists

The Unholy Alliance of Islamists and leftists

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The coming crisis in the Catholic Church

The coming crisis in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis is perceived as a 'man like us' who has not spoken out forcefully on issues of the day. Are we in the presence of the beginnings of a time when the Catholic Church will lose much and begun much smaller?

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Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Islam teaches that all people are naturally born as members of Dar-al-Islam. For Islam, Allah is Will and can make evil good and good evil. Thus, Muslims can do Allah's Will by commiting evil. What is the West to respond to this clash of civilizations?

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A New Evangelization or New Capitulation for the Catholic Church?

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Christians: take courage to not be scandalized

Christians: take courage to not be scandalized

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Lent is a time for healing

Lent is a time for healing

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Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

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A case for capital punishment

A case for capital punishment

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Hello Father, it's been forty years

Hello Father, it's been forty years

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Theology is no more at Marquette University

Theology is no more at Marquette University

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No more theology at Marquette University

No more theology at Marquette University

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What ever happened to Confession?

What ever happened to Confession?

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