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That a priest allowed a Catholic burial and high requiem Mass for Beethoven would seem to indicate that he thought Beethoven died a believer. But did he indeed?... Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus...
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J.S. Bach was among the few who recognized the genius of Jan Dismas Zelenka, a Czech composer who passed into total oblivion after his death. But in listening to Zelenka's wondrous music, one can only deem the reason for his neglect a mystery...
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By thinking through the limits and possibilities of political life, as presented in Utopia, the careful reader imitates Cicero and Thomas More by preparing for politics through the careful study of great literature...
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The Young Pope is unexpectedly different, painting a picture of the Vatican that is at once repulsive and frightening, yet also beautiful, mysterious, and at times even holy... Hollywood’s brush tends to paint the Vatican in colors dark...
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What is new about our era, as opposed to the Christianity of an Augustine, of an Aquinas, or of a Shakespeare, is that now we actually see Christians themselves betraying their own traditions of political limitations... Shakespeare as Political Thinker, edited by John Alvis and Thomas...
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As we enter the solemn season of Lent it is worth stopping to remember that the saints say that we should keep a “joyful Lent." While we should take the state of our souls seriously, we needn't take ourselves so seriously...
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Flannery O’Connor made it her task to show her readers that the world is surrounded by mystery and that the physical creation is itself an icon and a window into that mystery... “What...
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Steve Bannon is a deeply thoughtful pugilist who does not care what you think. Some will say this is a recipe for disaster. I say it’s just what we need... Out of...
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The fact that some Americans once considered Catholicism a menace is now used as an argument against critics of Muslim immigration. But what if all the things that were once falsely charged against Catholicism are actually true of Islam?... “In order to protect Americans, the United...
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The kind of freedom people speak of today is more likely than not something more than emancipation from political tyranny. It is freedom from social custom, from tradition, from the created order, freedom from God. And for this troubling illusion, we may in part thank James...
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Living up to the noble Greek vision of man as one who looks upwards, Tom Monaghan seeks for the meaning of life in that which is beyond his own egocentric “self,” gazing beyond the gutter to the stars and to the God who made the stars... [caption id="attachment_84418"...
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We are seeing some impressive examples of the reawakening of Christian civilization in Eastern Europe, indicative of the re-traditionalization that’s going on all over the world in response to the virulently anti-cultural, anti-traditional dynamics of secular globalization...

We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President...
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The human being is not only to begin as a child, as it were, but also to end as one... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join David Schindler as he reflects on the centrality of children in a culture of...