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Written articles from a range of online sources on a variety of topics.

Image: The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena by Clemente de Torres
Articles, Presentations

There Is No ‘Catholic Feminism’

Source: crisismagazine.comAuthor: Jane StannusReprinted with permission Modern Catholicism needs to re-examine its uneasy relationship with feminism, and there’s no better time than this year’s tragic anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As it turns out, January 22 follows hard on the heels of a new landmark—January 15—for Catholic feminists, namely, the Pope’s unprecedented…

Babylon-1536x815-The Destruction of Empire by Thomas Cole via crisismagazine.com
Articles, Culture, Science & Society

Babylon Is Falling

Source: crisismagazine.comReprinted with permission Author: Anthony EsolenImage: amgreatness.com Text-to-Speech audio version. Voiced by Amazon Polly As the plague in Europe had its occasional years of acute virulence, so in the United States the election season is upon us again. And as the plague arrived in 1348 and would not be eliminated…

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Articles, Culture, Science & Society

Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Source: Catholicism Pure & Simple on catholicismpureReprinted with permission Posted on February 14, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably…

Articles, Vocations

Thoughts on the Lay Vocation

This column first appeared on the website The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org). Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Over the past eighteen months, we’ve heard a great deal about the need for lay activism and lay collaboration in the management of Church affairs.  I’m all for it.  Such action items are,…

Christian Graffiti in Moscow
Articles, Culture, Science & Society, Videos

Notes from the Underground – Icon Graffiti in the Subways of Moscow

Video Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty on YouTubeArticle Source: David Clayton on thewayofbeauty.org Via David Clayton:Is graffiti legitimate if it is beautiful? These Russians are spray painting icons onto the otherwise drab concrete walls and fascias of Moscow. I don’t know what the government or the people of Moscow make of them, but it…

Articles, Culture, Science & Society

Painting The Nude: The Theology Of The Body and Representation Of Man in Christian Art

Source: thewayofbeauty.org Reprinted with permission.  Via David Clayton:Pontifex University Press is publishing my book on the place of the nude in Christian art. With a foreword written by Dr Christopher Blum (of the Augustine Institute), Painting the Nude: The Theology of the Body and Representation of Man in Christian Art will be of…