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St. Edith Stein: Understanding the Feminine

This Converted Jewish Intellectual and Atheist Articulated the Truth of God’s Design for Woman by Mary Ellen Stanford * Edith Stein (1891-1942), once the brilliant student of the philosopher Edmund Husserl, is now revered by Catholics as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. A German Jew and atheist who converted to Catholicism during the era [...]

Is “Truth” Welcome in Today’s Catholic Universities?

"Academic Freedom" and the Tyranny of the Modern College Campus By Michael F. McLean, Ph.D., President of Thomas Aquinas College* Some of the titles read in the “Great Books” curriculum at the college. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame University and signatory to the “Land O’Lakes Statement” in 1967 Last fall, [...]

Archbishop Roche: “The Traditional Mass Must Go”

But are his reasons theologically sound? Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome By James Baresel Mass in the old rite Those who read the recent public statements made by Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in his attempt to justify the changed [...]

News from the East

By Matthew Trojacek Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate The Ecumenical Patriarchate in November honored the memory of its founder, the Holy Apostle Andrew the FirstCalled. On November 30, a solemn Divine Liturgy was presided by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Divine Liturgy was attended by the official delegation of the Church of Rome, headed by His [...]

Is the Pope Really the “Head of the Catholic Church?”

By James Bogle Pope St. Leo III crowns Emperor Charlemagne in St. Peter’s Basilica in 800 A.D. (by Friedrich Kaulbach) A cursory glance at the references to the Pope in any article on, say, Wikipedia, but also in very many other media sources, will reveal the frequency with which it has become customary for [...]

The Message of the Icon: The Ultimate Family Reunion

By Robert Wiesner Neither the Protoevangelium nor the Gospels mention whether Joachim and Anna were actually able to meet their Divine Grandson in the flesh. The presumption is that they passed to their eternal reward well before the birth of the Messiah. After all, they were rather elderly even before the birth of their daughter. So, [...]

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