Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy. Brought up in a devout Jewish household of eleven children, she came into in the world on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, making her her mother’s favourite. Lapsing into atheism in early youth, her inquisitive mind and expansive, generous soul never rested easy with such a hope-less philosophy.
Two things prompted her conversion in young adulthood: The first was seeing someone go into a church to kneel, pray and converse with God:
This was something totally new to me. In

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Catholic Register Found Wanting

We may wonder what the official archdiocesan paper of Toronto – or, perhaps it is, like L’Osservatore Romano is to the Vatican, more vaguely quasi-official – is up to when we read the following, which signify, if nothing else, what is deficient in modern Catholic media:
Here’s, a headline from the July 14-21 edition: A picture of a sombre and resolute Justin Trudeau, with the title ‘Defending Faith’, which is about as much a mockery of that title Defensor Fidei as its being bestowed on Henry VIII and his increasingly irrelevant royal successors. The article within waxes glowingly on Trudeau’s defence

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