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Christians, Go to Extremes to Love

Sunday, Feb. 19, is the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48. What Jesus tells us today has been repeated for years as a way to show the extremes...

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Spirit of 79: The Number of Americans Proposed for Sainthood

With the recent opening of the beatification cause of Rhoda Wise, the convert, mystic and stigmatist who befriended Mother Angelica when the latter was still young Rita Rizzo, the number of Americans proposed for sainthood has risen to 79. This...

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In Memoriam: Michael Novak

Before he died the morning of Feb. 17, Michael Novak was heard to say, repeatedly, to everyone who came to say goodbye, “God loves you and you must love one another, that is all that matters.” I saw him for about an hour the previous evening: He...

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One Italian Wife’s Countercultural Message to Women

When Italian mother of four Costanza Miriano wrote Marry Him and Be Submissive, she had no idea it would be so popular, expecting it to be of interest only to family and friends. But the book has been a best-seller in Italy and gone on to be...

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Peter Kreeft: St. Augustine ‘Is a Man for Our Times’

Philosopher Peter Kreeft has published 75 books on the Catholic faith. In his writing and his teaching (he is a professor at Boston College), he often revisits the works of classic philosophers and thinkers, such as Socrates, St. Thomas Aquinas,...

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Why the Church Fathers Endure

THE FAITH OF THE EARLY CHURCH An Ancient Apologetic for the New Evangelization By Nicholas L. Gregoris New Hope Publications, 2016   360 pages, $14.95 To order: newhope-ky.org or (800) 764-8444     When I studied theology at Fordham, we...

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Historic Anglican-Use Parish Faces Challenges in Bid to Join Ordinariate

SAN ANTONIO — The archbishop of San Antonio last month suspended the founding pastor of the first Anglican-use parish in the United States from pastoral ministry. The suspension, which came as a surprise for many in the parish, coincides with the...

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Thomas Aquinas College to Open East Coast Campus

The college has accepted a gift of 110 acres and 22 buildings that were once the campus of a boarding school. The purchase of the property from the National Christian Foundation will be completed on May 2 this year, and the first classes will be...

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Drawing the Faith — and Politics: Recent College Graduate Is Budding Cartoonist

Pat Cross is a budding young Catholic political cartoonist (PatCrossCartoons.com). A 2014 graduate of Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, California, he is working as an admissions counselor at his alma mater as he attempts to launch...

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TV Picks 02.19.17

TUESDAYS, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, 10pm Secrets of the Underground SCIENCE CHANNEL In this new series, scientist Rob Nelson uses ground-penetrating radar, 3-D imaging and lidar (light detection and ranging) to investigate underground structures and...