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The Writing Is on the Web

by Sean Fitzpatrick

With the unfolding of spring comes a renewed awareness and appreciation for life. It is peculiar, though, how the observation of…

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The Divine Tragedy of Achilles

by Sean Fitzpatrick

As the heroes of The Iliad are slain in blood, Homer gives each of them an epitaph in poetry, that they may die…

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Coincidentally: Names Proper and Improper

by Fr. George William Rutler

Of all the blithe habits that befog our culture as it careens toward wreckage, one of the most annoying is…

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Learning by Light and Darkness: A Review of A Lantern in Her Hand

by Paul Prezzia

If philosophy is a preparation for death, as Socrates says, than the same can be said of education, at least…

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These Parables: Laborers in the Vineyard

by Fr. George William Rutler

Lord Palmerston, or certainly some such confident Victorian, said: “If you do well here, you’ll do well there.” Many Christians…

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The Redemption of Lydia Longley

by Dr. William Fahey

Within about five minutes half of her family had been slain.  Lydia Longley, aged 20, entered into the strange journey…

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The Vampyre Bicentennial: Should Catholics Be Wary?

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Full disclosure: I have been scarred by vampiric literature. It happened when I was a boy. My mother learned of an…

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The Vulgar Morality of Tam o’ Shanter: A Tale by Robbie Burns

by Sean Fitzpatrick

January 25 marks the birthday of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the national poet of Scotland, and is observed worldwide with the Robbie Burns…

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These Parables: The Unmerciful Servant

by Fr. George William Rutler

St. Peter was an impetuous man, unlike his most recent successors, and so his reserve through our Lord’s discourse in…

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These Parables: The Net

by Fr. George William Rutler

Without a “sense” of the Church, Jesus’ parables can be reduced to exercises in moralism. Fundamentalist readers, or even those…

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Who Owns Your Children?
Home Education in
an Authoritarian Age

by Phil Lawler /Andrew Beckwith

— About — Is home education “dangerous”? A Harvard Law School professor—calling parents “authoritarian” and organizing a private “Summit” of…

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Who Owns Your Children?: Home Education in an Authoritarian Age

— About — Is home education “dangerous”? A Harvard Law School professor—calling parents “authoritarian” and organizing a private “Summit” of…

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Jungle Fever: Reading for the Heart of the Summer

by Sean Fitzpatrick

There is something distantly primal and tribal about summer, when sunny days and sultry nights seem to unconsciously conjure up the…

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Coincidentally: Of Cabbages and Kings

by Fr. George William Rutler

Alice was rightly perplexed in Through the looking Glass when the Walrus said it was time to talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and…

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Captain Blood and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It was bound to happen. Even the venerable and visceral occupation of piracy has fallen to the vicissitudes of the movies….

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Infandum

by Fr. George William Rutler

In 1789 George Washington prayed in St. Paul’s Church, on what we now call lower Broadway, on the day of…

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To Beatrix in the Shadows: Johnny Town-mouse After 100 Years

by Sean Fitzpatrick

One century ago, as the shadows of World War I were fading away, shadows were closing in on Beatrix. After nearly…

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The Triumph of the Heart in a Time of Pestilence

by Dr. William Fahey /Joseph Pearce

Each week’s summit will include a short talk, panel discussion, and Q&A. Don’t miss this tonic of humor, conviviality, and…

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A Tale of Two Cities: Read It Again for the First Time

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It is the best of tales, it is the worst of tales, it is for the age of foolishness, it is…

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