John Clark

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Make Fidelity Great Again

In the past few years, I have witnessed an increasing number of married Catholic friends and acquaintances leave their wives. It’s sickening, heartbreaking and confusing. Obviously, outsiders can never be completely aware of the details; indeed,...

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Is McDonald’s More Concerned Than Notre Dame About Chastity?

In October of last year, a group of faculty, staff, and students petitioned the executive leadership of Notre Dame with a simple request: “that the University implement a filter to make pornography inaccessible on the Notre Dame Wi-Fi networks.”...

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What’s The Most Important Question You’ll Ever Be Asked?

In a recent interview with the The New York Times, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger tells the story of the most impactful test he ever took. It was the final exam, for which he had studied diligently and felt prepared to ace. Yet, the business...

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Meet the Priest Who Saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown Of Thorns

It’s not every day that someone performs an act of bravery that simultaneously expresses the theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, but Father Jean-Marc Fournier, did just that. As the flames engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame on...

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Why is Socialism Gaining Popularity?

Although the term itself remains largely undefined, calling Democrats “socialists” has suddenly become a common invective hurled by Republicans. For their part, many Democrats have welcomed the accusation, recognizing that it serves as a...

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A Catholic Perspective on the College Admissions Scandal

When the recent story broke about the widespread college admissions scam, it quickly became clear that there was no shortage of culprits. The parents received the most finger-pointing, and maybe that makes sense. After all, if academic success is...

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Was Saint Joseph Happy?

Saint Joseph, husband to Mary and foster father to Jesus, is the patron saint of a happy death. Perhaps especially for Catholic husbands and fathers, St. Joseph should also be our model for a happy life. The Gospels tell us very little about...

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What St. Patrick Can Still Teach the World

It’s terribly unfortunate when Catholic feast days and holydays become secularized and disconnected from any Christian meaning. Saint Valentine’s Day becomes just “Valentine’s Day,” Easter is somehow about bunnies, and Christmas is about new...

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The Living Wage and Its Critics

After I recently posted a blog called “Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the ‘Living Wage?’”, the Register’s combox, its Facebook page, and other forums quickly filled with hundreds of comments. First of all, I want to thank everyone for...

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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the “Living Wage?”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can fairly be called a “socialist” for plenty of reasons; her desire to see people paid a living wage, however, is not one of them. Though she has been criticized by some Catholics for even using the term, it might...