Childhood RIP: The Death of Archie

The unthinkable is happening! Archie Andrews was the Dorian Gray of high school teenagers and enjoyed immunity from the ravages of time. In his case, it lasted for or some 73 years. His romantic affection for Betty and Veronica would never be consummated in marriage, but would keep his readers in a perpetual state of wonderment. He was the comic strip version of Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” – - “Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, yet She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss . . . For ever…

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Jul, 28 2014

A United Witness: The Lives and Deaths of Thomas More and John Fisher

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D.

From the moment Christ uttered His stunning doctrine on marriage 2,000 years ago, the Church has stood in unbroken witness to His teaching. Christ elevated marriage to a sacrament of the New Law, linking it with the purity of God’s original design for creation. Through…

Jul, 25 2014

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Jul, 22 2014

A Blessing Between Christians and Jews

On April 6, 1993, the fiftieth anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, the then Pope John Paul II delivered a most…

Jul, 10 2014

A Reasoned Response to Guttmacher Hysteria

The Guttmacher Institute, an organization founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood and dedicated to the promotion of contraception and abortion, issued…

Jul, 8 2014

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

As a graduate student back in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, I was blessed with the opportunity to study under some of…

Jul, 23 2014

Extraordinary Synod to Address Pastoral Challenges to the Family

The Church reads the signs of the times. This year, she is poised to address the challenges wrought to evangelization by advocacy for the redefinition…

Jul, 18 2014

Who is In Control?: Microchip Contraceptives

Just when one begins to believe that science has pushed the God-playing envelope to the limits, it seems as though the proverbial envelope sprouts wings….

Jul, 17 2014

When Marriage Intentionally Excludes Children

When modern society thinks of attacks that strike at the heart of marriage, the arguments typically center on same-sex “marriage” and divorce. However, there…

Jul, 21 2014

Setting the World Ablaze: Living the Theology of the Body

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” This famous quote attributed to St. Catherine of Sienna could very…

Jul, 14 2014

The Christian Way of Life: 1st Century and 21st Century

In the ancient classical world during the first century, the Christian way of life clashed dramatically with the pagan practices of the day. In…

Jul, 11 2014

Should we be Judgmental?

It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In response…