October 2019

Is Democracy Moral?

Zbigniew Stawrowski argues that modern democracy is moral but unethical.

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This Is Your Mind on Scriptures

Gabriel Reynolds, Francesca Murphy, Mun'im Sirry, and Tzvi Novick on the importance of minding scripture(s). 

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How to Bless a Child

Anna Keating on how blessings realign our world with Heaven.

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Anchoring Authority

Leonardo Franichi  navigates seemingly competing claims.


The Church Multiplies Tragedy

Romano Guardini, priest and theologian, on accepting the Church as she is with all her tragedies.

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A Patron Saint of Evolution?

Berta Moritz, science writer, examines Newman's relationship to Darwin's discoveries.

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The Last Knight of Scholastic Philosophy

Catherine Sims Kuiper, Collegiate Professor of Liberal Arts at Hillsdale College, praises the Baroque excesses of Suarez.

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Newman: Saint and Modern Doctor of the Church?

Erich Przywara, one of the most influential 20th c. theologians, argues that Cardinal Newman should not only be declared a saint, but a Doctor of the Church.

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Newman and the Dis-Asters of Modernity

  Cyril O'Regan, University of Notre Dame Huisking Chair in Theology, explains John Henry Newman's contribution to the present age.  

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The Idea of a Seminary?

Paul Monson, Sacred Heart Seminary Professor of Church history, asks what has the university to do with the seminary?

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Where Is the Fault Lodged?

Amy Welborn, author of over two dozen books on Catholic spirituality, revisits Souls and Bodies and the Sixties.

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Are Jansenists Among Us?

Shaun Blanchard, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Theology Assitant Professor, denies the existence of contemporary Jansenists.

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Jane Austen's Daily Mirrors of Marriage

Haley Stewart, writer, speaker, and podcaster looks into the mirror of Austen's novels for a realistic picture of Holy Matrimony. 

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Has Literature Regained Its Faith?

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies Associate Director, recognizes the big progress made in putting Catholic literature back on the literary map. 

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Hägglund’s Defense of Faust

Michael Shindler, a writer based in DC, inspects the coherence of Hagglund's secular faith

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