Beauty needs more than lip service, and the papacy needs to set the example…

On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis gave remarks to artists on the importance of beauty, particularly “on art and its role at this critical moment in our history.” He notes three movements of beauty and its role in our current crisis, while citing the example of the nativity scene. Beautiful words, although they are contradicted by the actual nativity scene sitting in St. Peter’s Square…

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We don’t need a president to save us. We need to be heroes ourselves — and St. Joseph can help us…..

Remember that Eighties’ song “I Need a Hero”? This whole year has been quite the exercise in longing for one. That’s why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Time thinks they have one there — and I suspect it’s actually Harris. Meanwhile, the fact of the matter is…

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The Washington Post explores Joe Biden’s faith, while embracing the language of the Catholic left…

Any serious discussion of Catholicism and national politics has to include material from the 1960 speech by Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. This would certainly be true of discussions of the life and times of President-elect Joe Biden…

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4 ways to teach the sanctity of life and raise pro-life kids…

It was Nick’s golden birthday. He turned seventeen-years-old on October 17th, and we celebrated in style. My wife made a special teriyaki chicken dinner at Nick’s request. The decorations were Notre Dame football, Nick’s favorite team. The plates, napkins, tablecloths, and helium balloons were Fighting Irish top to bottom…

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‘Feliz Navidad’ singer José Feliciano on music, God’s goodness, and why he became pro-life…

A half-century ago, in 1970, performer José Feliciano wrote and began to perform his hit Christmas song, “Feliz Navidad.” He’s been a popular entertainer ever since; other hits for which he is known include his renditions of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” and The Mamas and The Papas’ “California Dreamin’…

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