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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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What does it mean to ‘restore culture’?

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

[What follows is an address delivered on February 2 by Professor Anthony Esolen, at a gathering for supporters of the…

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Word of the Day: BLIND

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: BLIND A facebook friend asked me the other day why we don’t say BLOUND for the…

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Word of the Day: JOY

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: JOY When I come home from work, my dog Jasper greets me with a dog-version of…

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Word of the Day: CIVIL

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: CIVIL When the Gauls under their chieftain Brennus — lop off the nominative ending and we…

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Word of the Day: LAW

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: LAW Many years ago I took an opportunity to be part of an eight-person faculty seminar,…

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Word of the Day: LIFE

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: LIFE Two thirds of our students at Thomas More College are not at the school today,…

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Word of the Day: ECONOMY

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: ECONOMY Here’s a word that needs redeeming, like POLITICAL. (By the way, I love the English…

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Word of the Day: CHARACTER

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: CHARACTER The first imparting of a CHARACTER in Scripture, as I see it, comes in Genesis,…

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A prayer for Europe

by Phil Lawler

In the Memoriale of St. Pierre Favre, I recently came across the passage below. The great Jesuit saint (considered by St. Ignatius…

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Word of the Day: TRUTH

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

TRUTH used to be a complete defense against the accusation that you had libeled somebody. Nowadays TRUTH is not your…

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Word of the Day: WEEK

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Word of the Day: WEEK Let’s suppose that you are the sacred author of Genesis, and you are inspired by…

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Good Time Charlies

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Reading two books at the moment, for the same purpose, though it’s hard to see from the titles what they…

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Word of the Day: BEAUTY

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Below, something I wrote from last year. At Thomas More College, every freshman enrolls in a course called The Way…

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Oh, sure; blame celibacy

by Phil Lawler

An Australian government commission has called for an end to clerical celibacy. Right. Because if the headlines of the last few…

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Advent is the restless season

by Dr. Anthony Esolen

Last week a spectacularly tasteless ad arrived in my In box, from a firm that promised me a brilliant new…

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