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Laudato Si’ and Romano Guardini

In 1986, after serving in a variety of capacities in the Jesuit province of Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio commenced doctoral studies in Germany. The focus of his research was the

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‘Mad Men’ and the depression of Don Draper

About four years ago, I had to take the long flight to New Zealand to give a retreat to the priests of the diocese of Christchurch. In order to pass

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The 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth

I write these words on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century and a man who had a

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A Theory of Everything: A God-Haunted film

By Very Rev. Robert Barron The great British physicist Stephen Hawking has emerged in recent years as a poster boy for atheism, and his heroic struggles against the ravages of

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‘Calvary’ and a portrait of a real priest

By Very Rev. Robert Barron St. Pope John Paul II said that a priest should have the heart of Christ the Good Shepherd. Far too many saccharine paintings of effeminate

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Very Rev. Robert Barron John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” has proven to be wildly popular among young adults in the English-speaking world, and the recently released

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A modern cinematic midrash on the Biblical tale

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up. While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many