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Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Feb. 12 was the birthdate of two extraordinary men: Abraham Lincoln, who helped America recognize the humanity of slaves, and Charles Darwin, who enslaved us to a dehumanizing theory. Neither was much of a theologian, but Lincoln may have gained faith during the Civil War,

Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954-2020)

Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954-2020)

A wretched year came to a sorrowful end when Father Maciej Zięba, OP, died in his native Wrocław, Poland, on December 31. The birthplace of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wrocław was also the home of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who grew up there as Edith Stein when the city was known as Breslau. Unlike those

The Triumph of the Sexual Revolution Seems Stunningly Swift. But Its Roots Go Back Centuries.

The Triumph of the Sexual Revolution Seems Stunningly Swift. But Its Roots Go Back Centuries.

“I’m a woman trapped in a man’s body.” Only a generation ago, few Americans would have regarded this statement as coherent and believable. Yet today, someone who comes out as transgender can earn cultural cachet, while those who question the new orthodoxy are increasingly branded

What the Magi Teach Us

What the Magi Teach Us

Among the tenured professorial skeptics, few Gospel episodes have been sliced, diced, and tossed to the dissecting room floor as “mythology” more often than the story of the Magi: the “wise men from the East [who] came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has