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"All together, we must build a new culture of life." (EV, 95)
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By Peter Kreeft
Four friends driving through Cambridge provide a microcosm of America’s political landscape.

Follow this lively brouhaha between four friends—each classic examples of one of John Courtney Murray’s classifications of the American political landscape. A drive through Cambridge, Massachusetts, reveals some surprising shifts in the landscape, as each friend responds to the architecture and design of the various neighborhoods. The author, a Catholic and a Murray traditionalist, is surprised to discover he may have more in common with his radical friend—favoring nature, human values, and beauty—than with his more progress-oriented liberal and conservative friends. More


By Fr. Frank Pavone
Many supporters of abortion claim that it protects the woman’s right to personal fulfillment. But do we really find personal fulfillment merely in the individual pursuit of happiness? Fr. Frank Pavone explains that mothers, like all human persons, will only find true fulfillment in imitating the self-giving love of their Creator in the Trinity. More


By Bill Dodds
How to make “strained glass,” and other important questions surface after Mass.


"It is absurd to kill to teach not to kill."


CLONING

A comical country music tune all of a sudden has become reality in the “Clone Age.”


By Deacon Roy Barkley
The "Population Control Movement" is closely tied to eugenics, and ultimately to racism.


By Thomas Storck
Are American Catholics more like Protestants in the way they think and live?

The Catholic Faith is meant to infuse every aspect of our lives. American Catholics, growing up in a predominately Protestant culture, cannot take for granted that “the American way” of life is necessarily Catholic—in fact many of our mores, opinions, and ways of viewing the world are inherited, rather unconsciously, from the culture around us. Thomas Storck takes up Francis Cardinal George’s challenge to Americans to truly build a Catholic culture in the midst of those around us—with the communion of the Trinity and the Incarnation or the Son of God as our models. More

By Katrina J. Zeno

By Ted Papa
Granted we are “free to choose,” but does this really have anything to do with abortion?


By Steven J. Brust
Knowing the Church’s Social Teaching is an indispensable part of living a fully Catholic faith.


FAITH/CULTURE

By Deacon Keith A. Fournier

FAITH/CULTURE

By Deacon Keith A. Fournier

FAITH/CULTURE

By Deacon Keith A. Fournier

THE ARTS
By Deacon Keith A. Fournier
The relationship between art and the Christian mission has been mixed for close to two millennia.


By Bill Dodds
The story of the creation of Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo began work on the Pieta—his sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the dead Christ—when he was 23 years old. The finished work was first displayed in St. Peter’s during the Holy Year of 1500; the many pilgrims to Rome who saw his work assured that the artist’s fame would spread throughout Europe. Follow the interesting details of Michelangelo’s incredible work. More


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