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Twentieth century (and later) musical treasures

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Nov 23, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

In this column, it has been my special brief to pursue and attempt to resuscitate the reputation of great 20th... Read more

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Legal abortion not the answer in Ireland deaths

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Nov 20, 2012

By Stephanie Gray

Do the tragic deaths in Ireland of Savita Halappanavar and her pre-born daughter Prasa really make a case for legal... Read more

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Silenced

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Nov 6, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

Whenever Benedict XVI speaks on the subject of dialogue with Islam or directly addresses Muslims, he invariably emphasizes the acknowledgment... Read more

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Why can't Islam apologize?

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Oct 19, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

By now, everyone is familiar with how upset many Muslims were by the 14-minute amateur video, released on YouTube, called... Read more

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Planned Parenthood: 96 years of sex and death

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Oct 16, 2012

By Jim Sedlak

Planned Parenthood Federation of America dates its beginning to Oct. 16, 1916, when Margaret Sanger opened the nation’s first birth... Read more

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'Shining Night:' a portrait of composer Morten Lauridsen

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Oct 12, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

One of the privileges of writing this column is that I occasionally get to meet the composers of the music... Read more

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A Question for Catholics: What is faith and has it become obsolete?

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Oct 11, 2012

By Jonathan Ghaly

In my first column we reflected on the many ways we reduce faith – essentially to good deeds, orthodoxy, morality,... Read more

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The real 'War on Women' is called the Pill

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Oct 9, 2012

By Judie Brown

How many more articles have to circulate condemning the side effects of the birth control pill before feminists, reproductive health... Read more

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'There is something that comes before': what faith and the Year of Faith are not

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Oct 9, 2012

By Jonathan Ghaly

As the recently called “Year of Faith” approaches, there seem to be several different interpretations within the Church of what... Read more

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From Vaughan Williams in London to Rachmaninov in Rimini

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Sep 25, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

During a late summer adventure that took me to Rimini, Italy, I was able to stop over in London for... Read more

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There is no democracy if God and reason are separated

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Sep 13, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

“At a certain point in its history, Islam abandoned reason in the belief that the human mind cannot know good... Read more

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Is man by nature in relation to the infinite?

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Sep 4, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

The headline above has been posed as a question. However, at the Rimini Meeting in Italy, from which I have... Read more

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Is Romney right about culture?

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Aug 7, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

Governor Mitt Romney seems to have stirred up some controversy by the remarks he made to a gathering in Jerusalem... Read more

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The true face of nihilism: either Christ or nothingness

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Jul 31, 2012

By Jonathan Ghaly

The recent shooting in Aurora has left us all stunned and in shock, yet in a way unsurprised. We are... Read more

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Bravo for the boy scouts; boo for the washington post

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Jul 30, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

The Boy Scouts are as American as apple pie, and they have decided to keep it that way. This has... Read more

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Two lessons from Aurora

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Jul 26, 2012

By Jim Sedlak

The shock of that night is indescribable. A 24-year-old man, with no prior criminal history, walks into a crowded movie... Read more

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What the Fortnight really meant

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Jul 16, 2012

By Maureen Ferguson

On the 4th of July, while most Washingtonians were enjoying cookouts and fireworks, nearly 5,000 Catholics celebrated instead at the... Read more

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HHS mandate challengers receive unlikely support

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Jul 3, 2012

By Kim Daniels

Who would have thought that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in Thursday’s healthcare decision would help opponents of the... Read more

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Eccentrics, anomalies, and forgotten gems: Reilly's June music review

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Jun 25, 2012

By Robert R. Reilly

As I was saying before we were interrupted by the time and space constraints of May, we will now address... Read more

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How Committing to Catholic Social Teaching Can Transcend Partisanship

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Jun 23, 2012

By Carl Anderson

Catholics are in a unique position to change the culture of partisanship and division that has plagued our political process.... Read more