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Untimely Reflections on ‘Hate’

It’s never easy to bring unwelcome truths into the public realm. And it’s become increasingly difficult, for obvious reasons, since…


Empire of Hope: A Review of ‘Cabrini’

In 1850, a small and sickly girl, the youngest of thirteen children, was born two months prematurely to a farm…


Reality Is Greater Than Their Ideas

Last week, Pope Francis spent 40 minutes – a long time for a busy man – with representatives of DIALOP,…


The True Meaning of Christmas

This is not a sermon such as Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) gives at the end of the film The…


By Their Fruits

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the Declaration Fiducia supplicans (FS), which says it’s possible to give…


‘The World’s Desire’

There are two, and only two, rational attitudes towards the Christmas season. One is P.G. Wodehouse’s: “It was December, and…


Are Catholic Colleges Catholic

Where has the time gone? In 1990, when I was Literary Editor of National Review, I suggested that we do…


‘The Only Truth on Earth’

Since Last Friday, we’ve had a remarkable string of feasts: the Immaculate Conception, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, Pope St. Damasus…


Of Pilgrimages and Synodality

It could almost be a riddle: What’s the difference between a pilgrimage and synodality? Almost. There’s a long, legitimate place…


Most Unkindest Cuts: a review of ‘Journey to Bethlehem’

Director Adam Anders has made Journey to Bethlehem, a singing-and-dancing version of the Infancy Narrative in Luke’s Gospel, that seems…