Carrie Gress

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The Hidden Connection Between Mary and Divine Mercy

For many years I’ve marveled about the “coincidence” of three highly influential saints living in Krakow at roughly the same moment in history: St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope St. John Paul II. George Weigel has pointed out...

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The Beauty of Women Will Save the World

There is a well-known Dostoevsky trope that says, “beauty will save the world.” The famous Russian is usually taken to mean the beauty found in the material arts. Music, architecture, and sculpture are rightfully being plumbed for their...

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Tucker Carlson Schools Planned Parenthood VP in the Art of Plain English

  You have to hand it to Planned Parenthood: No matter how far science advances or how precise ultrasounds become, they are wholly committed to Latin. Like a dog with a bone, you cannot shake the Latin word fetus from their talking...

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The Hidden Legacy of Michael Novak (1933-2017)

Michael Novak, theologian, author, professor, Templeton Prize winner, and former ambassador, died Feb. 17, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer at the age of 83. As the tributes to Michael Novak pour in from around the world,...

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Finding Mary’s Way in Every Sorrow and Struggle

Every mother knows that raising children takes just about everything you’ve got. Author and theologian, Judy Landrieu Klein, has a new book to help make all these trials and struggles not just something to get through, but a real avenue for...

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If There is an Antichrist, What About an Antimary?

While researching my latest book, The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis (Tan Books, May 2017), I was struck by a new theological concept. I kept running across the notion that Mary is the New Eve—an idea that goes back to...

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Stay-at-Home Moms Have 4 Tough Tasks

For decades, devoting one’s life to being a stay-at-home mom was considered socially backward. Now, however, more and more women with lucrative careers and ample opportunities are leaving it all to stay at home with their children. Some are...

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3 Tactics for Nudging Conversions During the Christmas Season

Christmas time. It is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, it ushers in frustration, interior turmoil, and irritation. Celebrating with family who don’t share our Catholic faith (and may even be hostile to it) is an...

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While Millennials look to Adulting, We Can't forget Spiritual Adulthood

In the coming weeks as Christmas unfolds, Catholics will hear about the Wise Men and the shepherds who sought out the infant Jesus. In the case of the Wise Men, they traveled quite a distance guided only by a glimmering star that pointed the way....

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The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Recently, much attention has been given to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the outnumbered Christian alliance defeated the Muslim Turks, protecting Europe from the further spread of Islam. As I’ve discovered while researching a new book, this...