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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: Conscience and Truth
By Dr. James Pauley
Free “Who am I? 24601!!” So sings Jean Valjean in the epic musical Les Miserables . This public confession of his hidden identity as a wanted convict, an identity he now only reveals to save a man who had been falsely accused, is fraught with raw intensity. It is the defining victory of a ferocious inner struggle, fought within the confines of his... Read more
What is Conscience?
By Fr. Daniel Pattee
The purpose of this article is to answer the title-question as succinctly as possible from within the framework of the Second Vatican Council and subsequent papal interpretation by Pope St. John Paul II in Veritatis Splendor (VS). First we must understand two terms in order to more fully grasp the meaning of conscience and how it operates in life... Read more
Forerunners of Faith: A Look at Several Proofs for God’s Existence
By Dr. Christine Myers
Every January we enter back into ordinary time with the baptism of Jesus at the Jordan by John the Baptist. As John’s father Zachariah prophesied at his birth, John is the “Precursor” who “will go before the Lord to prepare his way” (cf. Lk 1:76). This transition to ordinary time provides a rich context for a fresh reflection on our Christian... Read more

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