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The Crown and the Cross: Royal Families and Their Religion - Rome Reports

The Liturgy Answers the Problem of Evil - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Social Justice is About Redemption, Not Mandating Contraception - Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote

Natural Family Planning with a “Contraceptive Mentality”? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Conversion Envy - Joseph, VirtuousPla.net

Madrid Profits over $200 million from World Youth Day - Catholic News Agency

A Catholic Call to Abolish the Death Penalty - Tobias Winright, Catholic Moral Theology

When Bush put JP2’s Letter on the Side Table without Opening It - Gerard O’Connell, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Is Catholic New Media Really Effective? - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Catholic in the NFL: A Philip Rivers Interview - Eric Porteous, Life Teen

From California: Another Front in the Culture Wars - Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing

Romantic Novels Written by the Daughter of a Victorian Clergyman - Car. Moynihan, MercatorNet

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The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy