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Bishop Fenwick asks for the presence of the Visitation Nuns in the dioceseThomas Lester

On August 11, 1836, exactly two years after an anti-Catholic mob burned the convent and school of the Ursuline Nuns in Charlestown, Bishop Benedict Fenwick of Boston wrote to Bishop Samuel Eccleston of ...

Homosexual men and chaste friendshipsFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Catholic men facing same-sex attractions often struggle with how they are supposed to handle their homoromantic feelings. Some clearly understand that the Church invites them to order their feelings and ...

My friend, Dick DorrDick Flavin

Seven years ago this month my friend Dick Dorr died. He was attending a performance at Boston's Wilbur Theater when his great heart finally gave out. He was 78 years old. His death was not totally ...

On the ever-accelerating passage of timeGeorge Weigel

In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley, Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is Siegfried? Siegfried is the opera that begins at 7 p.m. and when you wake ...

Rebuilding in the HeartlandDr. R. Jared Staudt

It's amazing what happens in what many people call "flyover" country, where many Catholics quietly are going about the work of rebuilding in the nation's heartland. On a recent road trip through ...

What's wrong with American men?Russell Shaw

These are not the best of times for America's men and boys. Recent data suggest the extent of the problem, without getting at its roots. Men now make up only 40.5 percent of college enrollment. ...

The race for MVPDick Flavin

Those who know about such things -- or, at least should know about them -- predict that the contest for Most Valuable Player in the American League this year should come down to a two-man contest between ...

The pro-life movement must move beyond Donald Trump -- and we just got our game planCharles C. Camosy

(RNS) -- Yes, the proper initial response to Dobbs -- at least for those of us who have been fighting for prenatal justice for so long -- was absolute euphoria. It was an incredible, improbable victory, ...

Elizabeth Warren, woke totalitarianGeorge Weigel

The subject-line on the email was, shall we say, striking: "Crone swoops with talons toward younger women with babies." The predatory beldame in question was Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and my ...

Heaven on Earth: Liturgical wisdom from Eastern ChristianityDr. R. Jared Staudt

It is easy to forget that the Catholic Church is composed of 24 self-governing Churches with distinct liturgical rites. We lose sight of this because the Latin Church, which worships according to the ...