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The Vow of Unknowing

By Rob Marco, 1P5, December 18, 2020 In 1968, a Stanford biologist named Paul Ehrlich wrote a best-seller entitled, “The Population Bomb.” The premise: We have surpassed the ability of the earth to sustain life on Earth with our current rate of population growth. Ehrlich predicted that by... read more

Apostolic Letter ‘Patris Corde’: St. Joseph, figure for our time

By Fr. Paul Ariole, Catholic Herald, December 12, 2020 “Do not fear for I am with you…” (Isaiah 41:10); “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1). These words of the scriptures succinctly summarize the words of Jesus, through the mouth of his servant to the world that... read more

Young People Crave Truth That Only Traditional Catholicism Can Deliver

By Ben Hachten, OnePeterFive OnePeterFive November 19, 2020 As I was reading the comments (I know, never do that) of my recent article in The American Conservative, It’s Not Your Father’s GOP, several commenters opined that a socially conservative political movement will never play with the... read more

University of Notre Dame President Slams Lou Holtz for Saying Joe Biden is “Catholic in Name Only”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, August 28, 2020 Lou Holtz, a former University of Notre Dame football coach, faced criticism from the university Thursday for saying Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is “Catholic in name only.” Holtz, a pro-life conservative and a supporter of... read more

The Indisputably Best Way to Raise a Saint

By Dan Millette, OnePeterFive, August 13, 2020 What occasionally keeps me up at night, besides the yappy dog a few houses over, is wondering how to raise my children to become saints. There are so many questions my wife and I ponder. How do we get our children to a reverent Mass? Will... read more

MY TIME IN PRISON

By George Cardinal Pell, First Things, August 2020 There is a lot of goodness in prisons. At times, I am sure, prisons may be hell on earth. I was fortunate to be kept safe and treated well. I was impressed by the professionalism of the warders, the faith of the prisoners, and the existence of... read more

New Pixar kids’ film centers on gay main character coming ‘out’ to parents

One review summarizes the film: 'As he frantically tries to hide the evidence of his relationship from his mom … he quickly learns that maybe there's nothing to hide after all.' By Martin Burger, LifeSte News, May 26, 2020 Pixar featured its first homosexual main character in a new short... read more

Comfort for Today From Our Old Friend, Job

By James Sale, May 26, 2020 The title song for the 1960s film “Alfie,” starring Michael Caine, had the opening line: “What’s it all about, Alfie?” Of course, this is an age-old question, and also a profound one, because whoever and wherever we are, this question keeps popping up. Some... read more

HOW SHOULD I SPEND MY SUNDAYS WHEN PUBLIC MASSES ARE CANCELED?

By Father David Nix, Pilgrim Priest, March 14, 2020 Part I: Why the Cancelation of Masses due to COVID-19 is probably a good thing. (If Church history does not interest you, feel free to skip to Part II: How Should I Spend My Sunday when Public Masses Are Canceled?) Many bishops in the world... read more

Ego Patricius: a Review of “I Am Patrick”

By Brad Miner, Catholic Thing, March 16, 2020 Is there a saint more Catholic than St. Patrick? Yet, as you probably know, the great Apostle of Ireland (and one of that nation’s patrons) wasn’t Irish at all but a Roman Briton, son of a decurion, the mayor/tax collector of the town (possibly... read more

Why Boys Are Failing

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 24, 2020 When he was 13 years old, a mere boy was effectively the American ambassador to Russia, in Saint Petersburg. This was because the lad was fluent in French while his nominal superior, the ambassador himself, was not. The boy had already, at his... read more

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