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'Brideshead Revisited'

In the late spring of 1945, as World War II was drawing toward a close, a novel called "Brideshead Revisited" made its appearance in Britain; its first U.S. edition came out the following January. Whatever ...



Baptize great-granddaughter?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Our granddaughter was not raised Catholic. Now she has a two-month-old baby. Can I baptize the baby? (Chances are the parents will wait until she's a teen to decide. But I feel that she needs the graces ...

Rediscovering the reality of the EucharistGeorge Weigel

Thinking out loud about a return to "Sunday normal," a veteran pastor recently told me that he thought it would take one year for each month of lockdown/quarantine/ shelter-at-home for Mass attendance ...

Walking the wavesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or more accurately, out of the boat and into the water. This Sunday's gospel is definitely one of my favorites and I'd venture to guess it's at or near the top ...

Catholic schools are worth savingBy several authors

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court corrected an historic injustice, rooted in anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry, that, for more than 100 years, has denied students in religious schools the ...

Some nice things to think about in lousy timesDick Flavin

It doesn't take very long for me to fall in love. Only about 30 seconds. That's how quickly I fell back in love with baseball once the shortened season finally got underway. Nate Eovaldi uncorked the ...

Sinking fearScott Hahn

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in today's First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing ...

Sanger's name being removed is the start

Here is an unsigned editorial which appeared July 29 on the website of The Tablet, the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. On July 21, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided to remove ...

From Fatima to Waltham and back!Maureen Crowley Heil

These last few weeks have felt like "All Fatima! All the time!" for us here in the Mission Office! And what a delightful time it has been as we have drawn ever closer to the Blessed Mother by concentrating ...