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Nations should exist to make life better for all

The chasm grows wider. Being a believing American while staying a believing Christian gets harder. Most say that the whole purpose of the economy and of the government itself is

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Catholic and Orthodox ‘journeying toward unity’

Back in June, Pope Francis met with a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople who came to Rome to celebrate the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Pope Francis

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God’s glory in the community of the church

In a world ravaged by Islamophobia, it’s worth pointing out that if European civilization, for all its many imperialistic and self-aggrandizing shortcomings, had instead followed its perennial and equally pernicious

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October, the month of the rosary

October is dedicated to the rosary. This is due in part to the commemoration of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7. This feast was instituted

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A scientific thinker with the heart of an ascetic

Just south of Goose Island here in Chicago sits a church recently voted the most beautiful in America by 16,000 online supporters. Named for the Polish Saint John Cantius (spelled

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Old books, old memories, new insights

There was a pile on the desk, next to the desk, and under the desk. With my wife’s working at a new career in education as well as on a

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Health care, a human right not a privilege

As of this writing it looks like the Graham-Cassidy health care plan is coming to a defeat in the Senate. A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found that

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Finding God in all things, including polymerized acetylene

As was the case with so many of the other 19th-century and early 20th-century Catholic university figures, Julius Nieuwland (1878-1936) was an immigrant. Virtually all of the Catholic institutions of

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A civilian refugee’s memories of Dunkirk

The movie “Dunkirk” is drawing large crowds as it tells the amazing story of the World War II sea rescue of 338,000 British soldiers trapped on the beaches of northern

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Pope Francis and the free market

How do you feel about this statement concerning big, national economies and how nations do business? “[S]ome people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by