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After the ceremonies on August 28 , Pres. Michael McLean of Thomas Aquinas College in California presented me a gift: John Henry Cardinal Newman's Parochial and Plain Sermons....

A fanatic is a person obsessed with one idea, a monomaniac ruled by one dominant compulsion that governs all his thoughts and actions. He is enslaved by one predominant passion that dictates all his motives and decisions. Ruled by...
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"St. Benedict found the world, physical and social, in ruins, and his mission was to restore it in the way not of science, but of nature, not as if setting about to do it, not professing...
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In September 2010, I was honoured to be invited to join Raymond Arroyo and Father Robert Sirico as an official commentator on EWTN’s live coverage of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain. It was, indeed,...
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Soren Kierkegaard observed that a distinguishing mark of modern culture is its preoccupation with theories of historical progress. Whether he is a philosopher or a shopkeeper, modern man secretly believes that there exists some...
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People say to me, that it is but a dream to suppose that Christianity should regain the organic power in human society which once it possessed. I cannot help that; I never said it could. I...

“It’s all in Plato, all in Plato: bless me, what do they teach them at these schools!” C.S. Lewis’ character Professor Digory Kirke calls to light an increasingly detrimental error concerning education in the modern era....

"God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but...

Hence it is that it is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. This description is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He...
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The secular university in the United States has reached a long-deferred moment of truth and ought to be ripe for the wisdom of...
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"God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but...

Everything Joe writes is brilliant. I know of no exceptions.  Indeed, I consider him our greatest living biographer. Here, at Carl Olson's Ignatius Insight, Joe explains the significance...