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Cardinal Pell and squirming CatholicsGeorge Weigel

According to the movie "Love Story," "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Typical Hollywood fluff, you might say. Yet the best answer to that asininity was given by a Hollywood all-star, the ...

The evangelical path of Word on FireBishop Robert Barron

I commenced my writing career, roughly 25 years ago, as a critic of liberal Catholicism, which I referred to, in one of the first articles I ever published, as "beige Catholicism." By this designation, ...

Please join us to honor our Catholic school teachersMichael Reardon

According to the WGBH Curiosity Desk, the value of school vacations has been a matter of debate in Massachusetts since at least 1907. And while it is common lore that the February school vacation week ...

Exciting new online resourcesThomas Lester

The Archive Department of the Archdiocese of Boston is delighted to share that it has partnered with the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the Catholic Cemetery Association of the ...

The resurrection of the bodyJohn Garvey

Our students are back on campus, and it has been a breath of fresh air. We asked them to quarantine for the first two weeks of the semester, since they were coming from all parts of the country and some ...

Apples and orangesDick Flavin

Who was a better performer, Enrico Caruso or Rodney Dangerfield? Huh? One was a world-renowned operatic tenor who achieved international fame as one of history's first recording artists, was born in ...

Them's fighting words!Greg Erlandson

When Father Angelo Bianchi, a wonderful Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions missionary, married my wife and me, he gave us some bad advice. Oh, it sounded good at the time. "Don't ever go to bed ...

Remembering lives of consequenceGeorge Weigel

All lives are consequential, for every human being is an idea of God's, and everyone is a someone for whom the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, entered history, suffered, died -- ...

The Synodal PathRussell Shaw

Believing as I do that synodality holds out much promise for the Church, I have watched with growing dismay -- shared with many others -- as a German concoction called the "Synodal Path" lurched erratically ...

'Wokeism' in France: The chickens coming home to roostBishop Robert Barron

I will confess that one of the biggest laughs I've had in the last several months was occasioned by a recent article in The New York Times by Norimitsu Onishi. In this lengthy piece, the author tells ...