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Monday, August 27, 2018

What Really Motivates Irish Hostility Toward Catholicism

Defending Marriage at the Youth Synod

Richard A. Spinello
 

When Cardinal Carlo Caffarra was given the responsibility of starting Pope John Paul II’s Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, he wrote a letter to Sister Lucia de Santos of Fatima asking for prayers. Many Catholics by now are familiar with Sister Lucia’s response to Cardinal Caffarra’s letter in the form of this apocalyptic […]

What Really Motivates Irish Hostility Toward Catholicism

David Deane
 

My 11-year-old daughter loved it. We were in and out in 40 minutes flat. She knew she was on to a good thing as the priest walked out. He strode out like a man trying to catch up with an old flame who was strolling 100 yards ahead. He wasn’t jogging, and he was trying […]

The Line Between Holiness and Madness in Ron Hansen’s Mariette in Ecstasy

Jane Clark Scharl
 

Modern artistic treatments of religious life tend to share a few assumptions: first, that there is something sinister in a life of vocation, and secondly, that those who choose such a life must have some degree of psychological or emotional disturbance motivating them. If these stories feature a nun, priest, or monk as a protagonist, […]

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