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In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Philip Neri by Fr. Jonathan Robinson, the Founder of theToronto Oratory, was published last year by Angelico Press: https://angelicopress.com/robinson-in-no-strange-land/ The book concludes with these words: “On May 26, 1595, very early in the morning, Philip Neri died. He died at the hour and on the day he...

In 1930, the English Catholic publisher, Sheed and Ward, brought out a book called A Monument to St Augustine, with chapters contributed by contemporary Catholic luminaries, English and Continental. Sheed and Ward republished the book in 1945, and it was reprinted in several paperback editions, beginning in 1957, under the name St Augustine: His Age, Life, and Thought. This useful companion...

It can sometimes seem that killing people ­- somehow putting them to death ­- possesses enduring appeal, the allure of it circulating deeply and even ineradicably in the human condition. At one level, of course, not all killings are the same. On one side there is what we might call regulated killing: just wars,...