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Francis Galton was a Victorian scientist with an interest in social Darwinism. It may have been his views on breeding that moved him to attend the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition in 1906. ...



Repairers of a house dividedFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States is taking place during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. Jesus was clear in the ...

President Biden and a Catholic inflection pointGeorge Weigel

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ...

Holy Family: Egypt or Nazareth?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. We have just read several accounts of the birth of Christ during Masses after Christmas. In reading Luke 2:39-40 and Matthew 2:13-15, it appears that there is a difference as to what happened after ...

Vaccines and other entanglements with abortionFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

As the new COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, several people have told me, "I don't want a vaccine with any connection to abortion." This is a valid sentiment that most of us would likely echo. ...

To a departing dynastyDick Flavin

They are dying off and there is nothing that you, I, or anyone else can do about it. The numbers of 11 Boston Celtics who played for the team during the greatest of all sports dynasties, 1957-1969, hang ...

Archive offers new Parish Boundary Map ToolThomas Lester and Violet Hurst

The Archive Department is pleased to announce a new Parish Boundary Map Tool. It is a digital map of the Archdiocese of Boston, which features parish churches and boundaries. Each territorial parish ...

Hearing the callScott Hahn

In the call of Samuel and of the first Apostles, today's readings shed light on our own calling to be followers of Christ. Notice in the Gospel today that John's disciples are prepared to hear God's ...

A World Mission Rosary that begs for an end to violenceMaureen Crowley Heil

Fresh on the heels of the New Year's news that Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria and his driver Robert Ndubuisi had been released by their kidnappers unharmed, came ...