Guest Bloggers

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Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary

Watching the first interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl recently gave to a TV news outlet made me think of a lot of things — a shepherd standing before his flock, staff in hand, being brave, honest and bold, not among them. You see, in my day job, I...

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“We Have Nothing to Fear From the Truth”

This article originally appeared at Catholic World Report and is reprinted with permission.  Philip F. Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for decades, and Catholic World News, which he founded in 1995, was the first English-language Catholic...

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Paul McCusker and the Radio Theater Renaissance

“LOOSE! … HEAVE! … ATTACK! … INTO THE MOOT!” Suddenly the men roaring these words fell silent. They had been told to do so by a mild-mannered American sitting listening intently to their voices. That American is Paul McCusker. He is an...

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The Cornerstone of God’s Design

As Catholics, we are all familiar with the way the Church attempts to preserve the sanctity and dignity of human life. In various ways, we are taught that the Church believes that all human life, from conception to natural death, is of ultimate...

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Pope Pius XII and Mary’s August Mysteries

On Nov. 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus. He proclaimed Aug. 15 a Holyday of Obligation as a Solemnity. Less than four years later, on Oct. 11, 1954,...

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Will Pennsylvania be the Wake-Up Call We Finally Heed?

Having read 357 pages of the report so far, my heart howls to heaven and at the walls of my church. I want to cry, “Mountains, fall on us” for such systemic failures to protect the innocent and stop people from perpetuating evil. How pervasive is...

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Biblical Arguments in Support of Mary's Assumption

Our Protestant friends in Christ often challenge us to find “proofs” of our doctrines in the Bible. When it comes to the doctrine of the assumption, almost all of them will say: “there is nothing whatever in the Bible about that!”  I'd like to...

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The Joy of Being Surprised by C.S. Lewis

I first stumbled across C.S. Lewis whilst fumbling around in a fog of ignorance. As an angry young man, filled to the brim with bitterness, I was groping for fragments of light amid figments of darkness. The light had first shone forth from the...

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‘The Last Pope’ is Junk History

History Channel is running an original documentary called The Last Pope, and it's two hours of hot garbage. Amidst endless padding relieved only by commercials, the documentary attempts to address the alleged prophecies of St. Malachy, and how...

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The Catholic Church Does Not Claim Superiority Over the Bible

It’s a common myth that the Catholic Church makes such a claim. The Church contends, rather, that an authoritative Christian tradition and Church were necessary to establish the canon of Scripture. In many places, Sacred Scripture teaches that...