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Fact, Fiction, and the Crusades

August 16, 2018

Before September 11, 2001, Thomas Madden, a professor of History at Saint Louis University, led a quiet scholarly life as one of only a...Read more

Reflections on the Assumption of Mary

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
August 10, 2018

Some books are worth re-reading, and some tales are worth re-telling, like the one below. Why so? A good story – history, fiction or...Read more

The Candidate

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
August 3, 2018

Descending from a line of sharecroppers since Reconstruction, Isaiah Johnson was born at home on October 5, 1959. Or, at least that’s what his...Read more

Signs of the Times

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
July 27, 2018

On December 7, 1965, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, the fathers of the Second Vatican Council spoke these words in a document known...Read more

A Priest for All Seasons

July 23, 2018

Who, in the eyes of the Church, is the universal patron of parish priests? Hint: A saint who received the lowest grade possible in...Read more

Reflections On the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
July 20, 2018

Dozing off in a non-air-conditioned, third grade classroom, at a parochial school somewhere south of the 30 th parallel, on a hot day in...Read more

Anniversary of a Landmark Encyclical

July 16, 2018

The very serious duty of transmitting human life, by reason of which husbands and wives are free and responsible collaborators with God the...Read more

Holiness in Today’s World By Pope Francis, in “Gaudete et Exultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad)

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
July 13, 2018

THE GREAT CRITERION

In the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus expands on the Beatitude that calls...Read more

Smarten Up

July 9, 2018

“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ” – Saint Jerome

If that quote has always made you a little uneasy, then you really...Read more

The Beatitudes in Today’s World: Part II - By Pope Francis, in “Gaudete et Exultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad)

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
July 6, 2018

GOING AGAINST THE FLOW

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” ...Read more

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Fact, Fiction, and the Crusades

August 16, 2018

Before September 11, 2001, Thomas Madden, a professor of History at Saint Louis University, led a quiet scholarly life as one of only a...Read more

Reflections on the Assumption of Mary

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
August 10, 2018

Some books are worth re-reading, and some tales are worth re-telling, like the one below. Why so? A good story – history, fiction or...Read more

The Candidate

Fr. Edlefsen's Sunday Column
August 3, 2018

Descending from a line of sharecroppers since Reconstruction, Isaiah Johnson was born at home on October 5, 1959. Or, at least that’s what his...Read more

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