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Monday, July 8, 2019

The Privatization of Marriage

Reclaiming the Forgotten Wisdom of a Bygone Era

Anthony Esolen

These last few years, my wife and I have been restoring an old Victorian house that once was a rectory on our island in Nova Scotia, where we live in the summer. I can draw an analogy to between what we have done so far and what should be done in the Church. We might call it de-novation: the […]

The Privatization of Marriage

John M. Grondelski

Last year in this forum, I wrote about “Where Should a Catholic Get Married,” responding to Archdiocese of Baltimore’s accommodationist approach in allowing Catholics to marry outside of churches and chapels. I criticized Baltimore’s policy and urged other bishops to avoid it because it institutionalizes a lax approach to the sacramental meaning of marriage, which is […]

J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Handbook of Hope

Emma Warner

“Where there’s life there’s hope, as my Gaffer used to say; and need of vittles, as he mostways used to add.” In this weary world, two of the most formidable pitfalls lying in wait for our stumbling feet are the temptations of doubt and despondency. Whether the cause of discouragement lies within or without, it can be […]

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