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Truman's terrible choice, 75 years agoGeorge Weigel

Three U.S. Navy officers look out at me from a small, black-and-white snapshot, taken in Sasebo, Japan, on September 26, 1945: three and a half weeks after the Japanese Empire's formal surrender aboard ...

The Church's guidance for the Catholic voterGreg Erlandson

There is much to appreciate about working in the Catholic press, but every four years can become an occasion to think about a career change. Every four years, not coincidentally, is election time, and ...

Catholic school heroes have been here all alongMichael Reardon

Growing up, Saturday mornings involved finishing my paper route as early as possible and parking myself in front of the television for a few hours of uninterrupted cartoons. These mornings were magical. ...

The final Mass of Boston's original cathedralThomas Lester

On Sunday, Sept. 16, 1860, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Franklin Street in Boston was filled to capacity, while many more would-be worshipers lingered on the sidewalks outside. The reason so many ...

COVID-19 vaccine mythsFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Several popular myths about COVID-19 vaccines have been gaining traction on social media in recent months, particularly in regard to messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines being developed by Moderna, Sanofi, Pfizer, ...

The straw that stirs the drinkDick Flavin

So, there I was, sitting in front of the TV during the ninth inning of another dispiriting Red Sox loss, listening to O'Brien, Eckersley, and Remy as they performed their nightly balancing act, that of ...

St. Cecilia's and Catholic Charities: Partners supporting the communityJacqueline Cunniff

Parishioners of St. Cecilia Parish in the Back Bay have volunteered with Catholic Charities of Boston (CCAB) for the past 11 years, providing support in the form of food donations and more. Parishioner ...

The providential demise of the Papal StatesGeorge Weigel

Evelyn Waugh's Catholic traditionalism was so deep, broad, and intense that self-identified "traditional Catholics" today might seem, in comparison, like the editorial staff of the National Catholic Reporter. ...

MiraclesRussell Shaw

A friend asked me to write about miracles, taking as an example the events that brought him and his wife together in a happy marriage now in its 58th year. To his credit, he doesn't suggest their case ...

Sweeter than the honeycombJohn Garvey

I'm certainly not the first person to observe that the tone of our civic discourse has gotten increasingly angry. I have recently come to realize, though, that some people actually like it that way. This ...