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Dalai Lama Admits His Office is a Man Made Institution

(TIME) The Dalai Lama has conceded that the title may die with him and that it is “up to the Tibetan people” to decide whether someone follows him. In... More →

Torture Is Never Justified

Phil Lawler has what may be considered by some traditional-minded Catholics a “controversial” article on Catholic Culture website on this current issue of the CIA’s use of torture to... More →

G.F. Handel: Dixit Dominus

Doing some research for a series of classes I’m giving on Handel’s Messiah, I came across this fun fact on Wikipedia: In Italy Handel met librettist Antonio Salvi, with... More →

Sheep in Bethlehem in December?

Yes, sheep in the hills of Bethlehem and in December.  And, yes, the Birth of Christ was on December 25. Brother André wrote a noteworthy  article for this website... More →

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adrem-230_Ad-Rem-Ad Looking on Jesus, the Prince of Peace

Far from being what the world thinks it is, namely, the shopping season between Black Friday and Christmas Day, Advent is the Church’s time of penitential preparation for the feast of the Nativity. More than that, Advent prepares us for the two comings of Jesus in time and for His three births. At Christmastime, we will hear a lot... More →

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The Zionist and the Saint

Theodore Herzl (1860-1904), one of the pioneers of Zionism, had the distinction of winning Western Jews and European leaders to the cause of a Jewish state in Palestine. Toward the end of his career, he met with, among others, the Kaiser of Germany, the King of Italy, the Sultan of Turkey, and the Pope... More →


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