Guest Bloggers

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Doctors Without Medicine — The Challenges of a Young Venezuelan Physician

Lenin Mejías Peña is like a builder without a hammer, a writer without a pen. The 26-year-old doctor can diagnose an illness, but is more often than not ill-equipped to do much about it. Medicine is in increasingly short supply in Venezuela,...

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A Remarkable Thing Just Happened in Liverpool, England

Last Sunday through the rain they walked. Approximately 10,000 people gathered for the largest Catholic procession in England since Pope John Paul II's visit to Britain in 1982. This was the culminating act of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress then...

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Christ Prayed and Fasted — and Now More Than Ever, So Must His Bride

This is the final part of three that I've written on how to handle any abuse scandal (see parts one and two), and it will be short and to the point. We've reviewed the natural responses, the positive mindsets, and also discussed how to...

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Jordan Peterson Takes on the Tower of Babel

In a series of online videos, best-selling author and public intellectual Jordan Peterson provides innovative interpretations of Genesis. This essay seeks to explicate and develop his reading of

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Is the One True Church a Visible or Invisible Entity?

Our Protestant friends often tell us that “the Church is the invisible sum total of all true believers.” Many Protestants (including myself in my evangelical years in the 80s) are taught that institutions are “bad” and that “religion” (another...

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Paul VI’s Solutions to the Clergy Crisis? Be Bold in Faith...

Yes, the Church is in difficulty. Even some of her sons, who have sworn their love and loyalty [to the Church], are leaving; not a few seminaries are almost deserted, religious families could hardly find new followers; and faithful who no longer...

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G.K. Chesterton and the Meaning of Progress

The great British writer G.K. Chesterton insisted that progress is not merely a problem but is “the mother of problems.” It is, therefore, necessary to understand what progress is, and perhaps more important what it is not, before we can fully...

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The Part of Archbishop Viganò’s Letter You Might Have Missed

Archbishop Viganò’s recent testimony has caused an earthquake on an ecclesiastical Richter scale that few, if any, of us have ever witnessed. Almost every prominent Catholic voice in America has commented on it. That’s understandable. It cannot...

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National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

A National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, Saturday, Sept. 8, is a growing prayerful effort to humanize aborted babies and to awaken the consciences of fellow citizens. Over the years, thousands of discarded aborted babies have been...

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A Sign of Hope in Troubled Times

Amid various calls for accountability, purification and reform among the ordained ministers of the Catholic Church, I was blessed over the Labor Day weekend to participate in the ordination Mass of a good friend to the diaconate. It was a...