BY PAT ARCHBALD
Congratulations graduates on your achievement. You managed to finish four years of expensive babysitting, ostensibly designed to prepare you for life, even though it bears absolutely no resemblance to it. Well, except for the fact that most of you have wracked up inordinate amounts of debt with very little of value to show for it. That part resembles life quite well, actually.
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BY WILLIAM FAHEY
The Catholic world is largely shocked by the publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s letter of resignation this morning. The secular world assumes the worst—no, it desires the worst, and by insinuation worms doubts into the minds of even the faithful.
The secular world will tear through the brief letter and fixate upon the line about a “world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions... [Read more...]
BY FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER
In the year 1140 an Irish bishop named Malachy visited Rome with a group of monks. They climbed the Janiculum Hill to thank God for the safe completion of their journey. While there (as the story goes) Malachy had a vision in which he “saw” 111 popes to the end of time. Each pope was chronicled with by a short, cryptic epigram in Latin. What makes this ancient tale interesting is that... [Read more...]
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