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Wired: When God Talks To You, It’s Called Prayer…

…and when God talks to you, it’s called schizophrenia: In Jerusalem, God seems to be particularly chatty around Easter, Passover, and Christmas—the peak seasons for the syndrome. It affects an estimated 50 to 100 tourists each year, the overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Poker Lessons From Richelieu

An incomparable diplomat, Cardinal Richelieu more nationalist than statesman or prince of the Church: For the next two decades, Richelieu was a crucial player in French and European politics, but with his position resting on his ability to please and … Continue reading

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Montaigne and Solidarity

I have recently taken a great deal of interest in the writings of Fr. Heinrich Pesch, S.J. and the principles of Catholic solidarism — namely the very economic principles that helped to liberate and then build a prosperous Poland not to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama (In His Own Words)

“So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let’s honor the conscience of … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI and Wealth Redistribution?

So sayeth the Huffington Post, ergo it must be true… Noting a “rising sense of frustration” at the worldwide economic recession, Pope Benedict XVI said that a more just and peaceful world requires “adequate mechanisms for the redistribution of wealth.” … Continue reading

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The Feast Day of St. Thomas More

“Most would understand the phrase that the mind of More was like a diamond that a tyrant threw away into a ditch, because he could not break it.” — G.K. Chesterton Today is the feast day of St. Thomas More, … Continue reading

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“Indifference to God brings indifference to evil”

I had not seen this statement from Pope Benedict XVI during the Easter Triduum, but it’s certainly something worth reflecting upon in these times: The Pope was keen to stress that Christ’s rebuke to his slumbering apostles – “stay awake … Continue reading

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“Death to the Machines!”

I was introduced to the movie Metropolis by a very close friend of mine, and I have to admit the 1927 Fritz Lang classic has become one of my favorite movies of all time. The script was written by Thea … Continue reading

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Standing on My Head: Quixote Catholicism

What will it take to re-evangelize the West? Fr. Dwight Longenecker offers an idea: Those who follow this watered down, vague and spindly belief system (I can’t even call it a religion) therefore seem immune to real Christianity because they … Continue reading

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Maybe Archbishop Gomez Should Visit Prince William?

Archbishop Gomez offers the following insights on the Catholic approach to immigration reform: The American bishops support a comprehensive reform of our immigration policies that secures our borders and gives undocumented immigrants the chance to earn permanent residency and eventual … Continue reading

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