Two Thumbs Up for Juno

As far as pro-life movies go, I liked Bella, but I loved Juno. The script was fantastic, the acting was great, and the story was quite uplifting—surprising and moving all at once. The soundtrack was awesome, too. Juno is deservedly generating Oscar buzz and is playing to packed houses even in liberal communities comprised of […]

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Aristotle, Meet Aquinas

Today is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, who is not only my confirmation patron but also my hero. My wife commissioned a lovely portrait of him that hangs in our living room. Aquinas has been victimized in some ways by his success; his writings became so influential in the time between Trent and Vatican […]

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Sts. Timothy and Titus

[Ed: Pete Brown is working on his doctorate in biblical studies at Catholic University of America. We thought this was interesting and that you might enjoy it, too.] Today is the feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus. These two were known as early bishops in the Church—Timothy of Ephesus and Titus of Crete. But really, […]

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A Return to History

The Church faces great intellectual challenges in every age. In the early Church, the main problem was in dealing with philosophical problems like Gnosticism, which held that the material world is evil and that it was absurd for God to become man and to consist of three persons. The Church happily submitted to such philosophical […]

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