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As a professor who values intelligence, I tend to like most those students who talk to me about books and ideas. Yet recently when a student, unasked, quietly shoveled the snow from my sidewalk, he taught me a lesson about a profound depth of goodness that I...
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John Senior’s great contribution was to forge a middle way between indoctrination and the chaos of complete relativism. Instead of indoctrinating students, the classical knowledge of a Christian culture provided the tools and the framework for true education... John Senior and the Restoration of...
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We need to remember, as G.K. Chesterton never forgot, that evil is its own worst enemy. If Chesterton were alive today he'd be exposing the lies of relativism, secularism, and the culture of death, and showing our generation, as he showed his, that Christian orthodoxy is the...
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The important thing is to control technology since it becomes abusive when it starts controlling us. Thus, if email overload is causing concern, it is time to implement some version of detox. There is life beyond the Internet....

The 25th of April is the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist, and this is my sonnet on St. Mark’s Gospel, one of a set of four sonnets on each of the four evangelists. For...
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Pope Francis believes the remedy for Europe's woes is a return to its humanist Christian cultural core. It is a noble vision, but one wonders to what extent it is realistic... Editor's Note: Pope...
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Even those critics friendly to Rod Dreher's Benedict Option have failed to take its implications seriously, likely because they are afraid to take the concrete steps he suggests to preserve their Christian way of life in this country...
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As history demonstrates, in France as elsewhere, the Church is always rising from the dead because the gates of Hell cannot prevail against her... "Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it...
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Today, both in our schools and wider society, the True, Good, and Beautiful are now whatever one wants them to be. There is simply no divine obligation apart from that which each person chooses to impose upon himself... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords...

Just as it is gravely wrong to take from individuals what they can accomplish by their own initiative and industry and give it to the community, so also it is an injustice and at the same time a grave evil and disturbance of right order to assign...
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Handel's Messiah was originally intended for Passion Week, but by the 1960s had been almost completely transformed into a Christmas event. Why?... The other day, I heard an announcer on a local classical radio station gently...
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What are we to make of the Christian who says: "I am not so naïve or literal in my understanding as to expect Jesus physically to rise from the dead. Surely the true meaning of this belief is that he continued to exist in some spiritual manner"?...
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The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ: "A Glance at the Disciples of Jesus on Holy Saturday" The faithful disciples of our Lord assembled together in the Cenaculum, to keep the eve of...
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Bach's Mass in B Minor is the summation of his life's work and one of the supreme masterpieces of Western classical music. Yet mystery surrounds the work. What was its purpose, how did it come to be written, and how was it intended to be performed?...