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| Posted 8/4/11 at 2:01 PM


Why are Prominent Pro-Lifers Swimming the Tiber? - Kevin Birnbaum, Our Sunday Visitor

Thomas Jefferson & Thomas Aquinas: An Imagined Encounter - Fr. J. Augustine Di Noia OP, First Things

Doing Good, and Avoiding Evil - Stephen Phelan, HLI America

The Secret of True Happiness - Father Christopher Jamison, Catholic Herald

A Handy Map Of Hell - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Amateur Philosopher Stephen Hawking’s Ramblings - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Nice Fornication - Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing

Dear Critics: Don’t Blame Vatican for Doctrines You Don’t Like - Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archdiocese of New York

Syria: Father Paolo Dall’Oglio Says “The Arab Spring Appears to be Over” - La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The Funniest Religious Joke of All Time? Or a Painful Truth? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Flavor Company that Uses Embryo Cells Hides Partner Company Names - Kathleen Gilbert,

The Starting Point for Economic Thought - Thomas Storck, The Distributist Review

Breaking Discoveries from the Third Century? - Mollie Ziegler, Get Religion

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