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The cardinal and JimmyGeorge Weigel

Tertullian, the first major Christian theologian to write in Latin, is thought to have coined the maxim "Semen est sanguis Christianorum," typically (and rather freely) translated as "the blood of martyrs ...

Take your bill and write 50John Garvey

Every course in constitutional law begins with a discussion of Marbury v. Madison, an 1803 case that established the power of judicial review. Marbury struck down a federal statute that purported to enlarge ...

Who's listening to the women?Greg Erlandson

The leaked draft Supreme Court document that laid out the case for overturning Roe v. Wade making abortion a constitutional right has provoked an uproar. Abortion advocates are furious that the forthcoming ...

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop WilliamsViolet Hurst

On April 27, 1822 -- 200 years ago last month -- John Joseph Williams, first Archbishop of Boston, was born. Archbishop Williams was the second child of Irish immigrants Michael Williams and Ann Egan. ...

Slumps happen, but this is seriousDick Flavin

When a team is playing well, it seems to find ways to win ball games it might otherwise be expected to lose. The reverse is also true; slumping teams sometimes find uncanny ways of snatching defeat from ...

Dobbs hysteria and Russian disinformationGeorge Weigel

There are striking parallels between the Russian disinformation campaign that continues to foul the global communications space in the third month of the war on Ukraine and the hysterical screeds of pro-abortion ...

May God Go with You into Ordinary TimeLucia A. Silecchia

As a teacher, I have mixed feelings about graduations. While commencements launch new beginnings for graduates, they are also bittersweet farewells. Each year, the basic formula of our graduation ceremonies ...

What the father of abortion had in mindRussell Shaw

In the uproar over the leak of an early draft of a Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion, the rhetoric of editorialists and commentators friendly to abortion ...

My sense, your nonsenseGreg Erlandson

A friend of mine is threatening to run for office. His slogan will be "Stop the Nonsense." I think it's a slogan an increasing number of us could get behind. Nonsense is in the eye of the beholder, ...

A look at Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service CenterShannon Lyons

May marks Haitian Heritage Month in the U.S., a celebration first held in 1998 right here in the city of Boston. Nearly a quarter of a century later, it is now a cherished tradition celebrated in cities ...