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The Gentle Traditionalist: Chapter One

Editor’s Note: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we present you with the first chapter of The Gentle Traditionalist by Roger Buck. Chapter One GPL. Those are my initials. You’ll hear my full name later. But let’s start with those. … Continue reading

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Dr. Gerard Verschuuren: From Conception to Childbirth

Dr. Gerard Verschuuren explains what happens during menstruation, ovulation, fertilization, and the development of the child in the mother’s womb and discusses when human life begins and what this means with regard to being pro-life or pro-choice. Dr. Verschuuren addresses these issues and more … Continue reading

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Horrible history: G. K. Chesterton and the modern history lesson

By Ann Farmer In The Everlasting Man G. K. Chesterton says the most important thing to ask about history is “what it felt like”; he believed that in the study of history “we need a new thing” – something that … Continue reading

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Charlotte Ostermann: Tension is the Antidote

The well of discourse has been poisoned by suspicion and polarization. People are reduced to small, self-righteous positions at various opposite extremes, and have difficulty perceiving the middle ground as anything but a place of base compromise. The one who … Continue reading

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All Things Shining: Martin Heidegger, Terrence Malick, and the Uses of Splendor in Catholic Education

By Michael Martin In the final scene of Terrence Malick’s 1998 film The Thin Red Line we hear the thoughts of Private Edward P. Train (played by John Dee Smith) as he and his surviving comrades sail away from the … Continue reading

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Shane Kapler: Making Reparation for Our Sins?

Editor’s Note: The following, a reprint from Shane Kapler’s blog Just a Catholic, would form part of Chapter 7 in Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make it Our Own. When a non-Catholic Christian hears … Continue reading

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Ann Farmer: Chesterton, Rhodes and the rise of the modern racist

As the controversy over Cecil Rhodes and racism rumbles on – the latest news is that ‘Rhodes will not fall’[1] – it is interesting to recall that although both have been castigated as racists, Chesterton was an anti-Imperialist. Famously, he … Continue reading

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Ryan N.S. Topping: Do Your Students March?

“Hey, Obama, your mama chose life!” That was our favorite chant. We were ‘first-timers’ this year. Sure, we’ve marched before, but this was the first year any of our family had slipped away for the big one, in D.C. This … Continue reading

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History in the dock: Chesterton, Rhodes and the trial of politically incorrect history

By Ann Farmer The ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign wants to remove the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, who gave his name to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia), from Oxford university. Oriel College benefits from Rhodes money, but his reputation as … Continue reading

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Henry Sire: Pope Francis’s papacy – where is the reformer behind the media idol?

In my Phoenix from the Ashes, published in July 2015, I included an interim estimate of Pope Francis’s papacy, in the form of two pages which were in fact written in late 2014. At that time it was too early … Continue reading

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