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Lessons from the Carnage | Video and Audio

Lectures on what we might learn from the carnage of the 20th Century. These lectures took place on Monday, November…

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Word of the Day: MARK

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: MARK Today is the feast day of Saint Mark, the evangelist whose sentences, in rough to-the-point…

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Word of the Day: DISCIPLE

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: DISCIPLE More on the terrain of translation — the corrugated landscape of what we can say,…

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The central problem of the century– and of our lives

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

This weekend I saw Witness, the powerful work by Whittaker Chambers, sitting on the shelf, and decided that it was…

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Word of the Day: ALLELUIA

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: ALLELUIA The perils of Biblical transliteration…. The man whose earth-moving machines across the street are waking…

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Word of the Day: SOLITARY

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: SOLITARY We finished in class today the greatest poem ever written in English: Some natural tears…

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What liturgists might learn from the Masters golf tournament

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Although I am neither a golfer nor a golf fan, I enjoy watching the Masters on television each year, for…

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Word of the Day: EASTER

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: EASTER The ironies of faithlessness — that it should lead to such heights of credulity, a…

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Word of the Day: WATCH

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: WATCH One of these days I will get around to reading a novel I’ve started and…

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Word of the Day: PILGRIM

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: PILGRIM “Pilgrim,” says Tom Doniphon to Ranse Stoddard, “YOU didn’t kill Liberty Valance. I did.” Everybody…

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Word of the Day: CLEAN

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: CLEAN I’ve done this one before, but I am thinking these days about the Beatitudes, whose…

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Equality, You Say?

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

When I was a senior at Princeton, somebody knocked on my door, peddling a petition. He wanted me to sign…

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Word of the Day: LEARN

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: LEARN I am reading an excellent new book, The Decay of Truth in Education, by Kevin…

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Different World Alert

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

I’ve been placing books on new shelves we’ve just put up, and came across a handsomely bound monograph, a doctoral…

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That unforgettable Ash Wednesday photo

by Phil Lawler

A week later, the image is still clearly etched in my mind. In the aftermath of the Florida school shootings,…

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Will we sacrifice Marines to advance feminist standards?

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Americans today—in sharp contrast with their behavior during the years of the Vietnam war—show great respect, bordering on reverence, for…

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Word of the Day: PIOUS

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: PIOUS As I said the other day, we’re now beginning to read Virgil’s Aeneid, in the…

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Word of the Day: DUST

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: DUST An hour late, I know, but a good word for the whole season. “Remember, man,…

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The blessing and the curse

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Today at Mass we heard the famous challenge that God set before the people of Israel, from the Book of…

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