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16.8 — October, 2003

What Sports Illustrate

on the Obvious Truth About Young Men & Religion

17.2 — March, 2004

Shooting the Rapids

on Manhood in the Making

18.2 — March, 2005

Dog-Eared Pursuits

on the Importance of Not Reading

18.8 — October, 2005

XXX-Communicated

on Why Pornography Is Not the Sin We Say It Is

18.10 — December, 2005

A Mighty Child

on an Apostle’s Encounter with the Son’s Children

19.2 — March, 2006

No More Hims of Praise

on the Contemptible Mutilation of Hymns

19.4 — May, 2006

Caedmon’s Edge

on the Fair Advantage of a Medieval Bible Translator

19.6 — July/August, 2006

Dozens of Cousins

on Learning from Those Who Have to Like You, Even When They Don’t

20.1 — January/February, 2007

Davey’s Song

on the Divine Music of an Autistic Son

20.8 — October, 2007

A Time to Move On

on Sending Our Children into Eternity (A Graduation Address)

20.9 — November, 2007

The Mass Upended

and David Mills on Restoring Primitive Jocularity to the Liturgy

20.10 — December, 2007

Finders Weepers

on the Books We Discover but Fear to Read

21.5 — June, 2008

The Final Past Time

on What Baseball Could Have Taught the Greeks About Death

21.10 — December, 2008

Potterville Nation

on the Wonderful Life Most Think Impoverished

22.5 — June, 2009

The Unquiet Men

on Those Who Are Leaving the Reservation

22.7 — September/October, 2009

Except the Lord Build

on Education & Houses of the Lord (A Graduation Address)

23.4 — July/August, 2010

Commencement Day

on Letting Our Children Go Home (A Graduation Address)

24.2 — March/April, 2011

My Pain & Gain

on the Blessings of a Bum Leg

24.5 — Sept/Oct, 2011

Pupils Delighted

on Wondering or Wandering Through College Education

25.1 — Jan/Feb, 2012

What Is Man?
on What Raskolnikov Knew & Translators Have Lost

25.6 — Nov/Dec, 2012

Spenser's Feast

on the Theological Depth of a Neglected Wedding Hymn

26.3 — May/June, 2013

Blessed Assistance
on the Un-humanitarian Charity of Martin de Porres

27.3 — May/June, 2014

Gone & Forgotten
on a Lost World & Our Alien Nation

21.7 — September, 2008

Living Underground

A Symposium on Christian Burial

17.4 — May, 2004

A Geography of Kind

The Preservation of Landscapes & the Beauty of the Sexes

17.6 — July/August, 2004

Pi in the Sky
A Sidebar in Jonathan Witt's "The Gods Must Be Tidy"

17.8 — October, 2004

The Lovely Dragon of Choice

The Freedom Not to Be Free

18.3 — April, 2005

A Manna for All Seasons

The Sabbath Challenge to the Petty Gods of Profit

18.4 — May, 2005

Where Went the Neighborhood?

On the Neighbors We Have Lost But Desperately Need

18.7 — September, 2005

A Requiem for Friendship

Why Boys Will Not Be Boys & Other Consequences of the Sexual Revolution

18.9 — November, 2005

An Ironic Folly

On the Divine Wisdom of Tilting at Windmills

19.3 — April, 2006

Body & Soul Uplifted
Dante’s Magnificent Vision of the Resurrection of the Flesh

19.5 — June, 2006

Over Our Dead Bodies

Men Who Are Willing to Lay Down Their Lives Are Truly Indispensable

19.8 — October, 2006

Hearts Uplifted
Or, How to Sing Your Way Out of Hell

20.5 — June, 2007

Heaven Knows

Christian Irony & the secrets of Kings & Gods

20.6 — July/August, 2007

Esther’s Guarded Condition

Dying When Common Sense & Common Decency Have Departed

22.3 — April, 2009

Nowhere Man

Without Remembrance There Is No Eternal Life

23.3 — May/June, 2010

Humor on the Move

In the Christian World, Comedy Is King

23.4 — July/August, 2010

Sanity & Matrimony

Ten Arguments in Defense of Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

23.5 — September/October, 2010

Sanity & Matrimony

Ten Arguments in Defense of Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

23.6 — November/December, 2010

All Things New

Pagan Despair Ends with the Hope & Charity of God in Christ

24.1 — January/February, 2011

Secular Grendel

Ruminations on the Monstrous Envy of the Soul-Devouring State

25.2 — March/April, 2012

God’s Place & Ours

On Mutability & the Lost Virtue of Steadfastness

25.3 — May/June, 2012

Student Assembly

Today’s Mass Education Pushes Children Away from Virtue into Mere Hygiene

25.4 — July/August, 2012

All the Lonely People

The Corrosive & Far-Reaching Fallout of the Sexual Revolution

26.1 — Jan/Feb, 2013

Scarborough Needs Men

Manly Chastity, Hedonism & the Law of Non-contradiction

26.2 — Mar/Apr, 2013

Faith Against Faith

Whittaker Chambers, Potemkin Villages & the Ongoing War

26.4 — July/August, 2013

Pauline Scholar, Meet Homeric Scholar

How Textual Analysis Misses Authorial Genius & Literary Inspiration

26.6 — Nov/Dec, 2013

A Divine Gift of the Muses

The Great Epics Are Theological & Mark the Hard Path to Beatitude

27.2 — March/April, 2014

Poetry Above Compulsion

Higher Education Should Advance the Glorious Liberty of the Sons of God

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Tales of Forbidden Stereotypes

Real-Life Men & Women & the Tragic Loss of Human Comedy

28.1 — January/February, 2015

Mission Nary Impossible

The Unevangelized May Be Better & Worse than Savages

28.3 — May/June, 2015

No Country for Young Children
What Kind of Society Can Countenance Such Evil?

28.6 — Nov/Dec, 2015

By Their Parades Ye Shall Know Them

The Gods & Worship of Athens, Rome & Toronto

29.6 — Nov/Dec, 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom

30.3 — May/June, 2017

Reclaiming Childhood Through Poetry
Rebuilding Christian Culture Among the Ruins

30.6 — Nov/Dec, 2017

The Greatness Commission
Christ, Individualism & the Meaning of Cultural Diversity

17.5 — June, 2004

Servants of the Day

18.6 — July/August, 2005

Chest Errors

18.9 — November, 2005

Sins & Sensibility

19.4 — May, 2006

State of Separation

19.9 — November, 2006

Thank God We’re Not Equal

20.2 — March, 2007

Filthy Rich

20.5 — June, 2007

Our Sorry Freedom

20.9 — November, 2007

Pilgrims Planted

20.10 — December, 2007

Child Everlasting

21.4 — May, 2008

Without the Cornerstone

21.6 — July/August, 2008

Trust Busters

22.3 — April, 2009

Past Present

22.6 — July/August, 2009

Notre Madame et le President

22.7 — September/October, 2009

Married with Reservations

23.4 — July/August, 2010

Hagiophobia

23.6 — November/December, 2010

Caesar’s Limit

24.6 — Nov/Dec, 2011

Prodigal Cant

26.1 — Jan/Feb, 2013

Same Country, Different Worlds

26.6 — Nov/Dec, 2013

At Dusk in the Jungle

27.3 — May/June, 2014

Stand Firm

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Identity Thievery

28.2 — March/April, 2015

Suffer the Children

29.3 — May/June, 2016

The Master's Voice

Our Choice Is Obedience or Jesus as Anti-Christ

30.3 — May/June, 2017

Campus Descent

Where Higher Ed Meets the Lower Regions

21.9 — November, 2008

The Beat Escape

24.6 — Nov/Dec, 2011

In the Bleak Midwinter

25.1 — Jan/Feb, 2012

Songs of Thankfulness & Praise

25.2 — March/April, 2012

Fast & See That the Lord Is Good

25.3 — May/June, 2012

In the Key of Christ

25.4 — July/August, 2012

A Song for a Nation

25.5 — Sept/Oct, 2012

Ascending & Descending Glory

25.6 — Nov/Dec, 2012

Creator of the Stars of Night

26.1 — Jan/Feb, 2013

A Musical Work of Mercy

26.2 — Mar/Apr, 2013

At the Cross of Jesus

26.3 — May/June, 2013

Our Quiet Lord

26.4 — July/August, 2013

Patriot Dust

26.5 — Sept/Oct, 2013

The Lord of The Harvest

26.6 — Nov/Dec, 2013

Like a Thief in the Night

27.1 — Jan/Feb, 2014

And He Shall Purify

27.2 — March/April, 2014

An Easter Trinity

27.3 — May/June, 2014

A Circle of Grace

27.4 — July/August, 2014

Bread & Ruminations

27.5 — Sept/Oct, 2014

What Did He Do?

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Love Came Down

28.1 — January/February, 2015

Schooled for Sacrifice

28.2 — March/April, 2015

A Fast for the Feast

28.3 — May/June, 2015

Muddled Hymns

28.4 — July/Aug, 2015

Our Dear Land

28.5 — Sept/Oct, 2015

To Hear the Bridegroom's Voice

28.6 — Nov/Dec, 2015

O Great Humility

29.1 — Jan/Feb, 2016

What Star Is This?

29.2 — March/April, 2016

Loving Sacrifice

29.3 — May/June, 2016

Loosened Tongues Employed

29.4 — July/August, 2016

Worship for the Weary

29.5 — Sept/Oct, 2016

Hymns of the Ages

29.6 — Nov/Dec, 2016

The Advent of the Everlasting Day

30.2 — March/April, 2017

The Light of the Cross

30.3 — May/June, 2017

Let's Learn the Craft

30.4 — July/Aug, 2017

All the Colors of the World

30.5 — Sept/Oct, 2017

How to Write a Hymn

30.6 — Nov/Dec, 2017

What Was Done Before

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