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Pardon me, but I do think Thomas the Tank Engine has got to be the most boring children’s character/series ever invented. Not even counting the fact that there are a slew of trains with faces in the stories and who […]

Did anyone watch it? I forgot. "The Monastery" being the Learning Channel’s attempt to duplicate the BBC program of the same name. The show’s website The Monastery of Christ in the Desert (And those of you who have been hanging […]

No, it’s got nothing to do with Halloween – finances.  In a story about how the Archdiocese of Chicago is trying to take a strong defensive line against financial improprieties. (Actually, I’m not so sure that this definition of "occult […]

The priest at the Mass we attended this morning is diocesan coordinator of the Pontifical Missions Societies – he preached his usual succinct homily, and this line jumped out: "If you could read the hundreds of appeals I receive from […]

David Brooks reviews Sullivan’s book: (Remember, Sullivan is all about a "conservatism of doubt") As for Sullivan’s conservatism of doubt, I’m sympathetic. I know only two self-confessed Oakeshottians in Washington — Sullivan and me. And yet Oakeshott’s modesty can never […]

On Saturday, Pope Benedict traveled across town to officially open the school year at the Pontifical Lateran University. His remarks, faithfully translated by Teresa Benedetta at PRF: He spoke, naturally, of the academic life, reminding his listeners that the point […]