Patrick C. Beeman
"Religion . . . comprises a series of wistful illusions," wrote Freud a century ago. Today many people subscribe to a similar view, one that...
Steve Ray
We know the story: Jesus transformed a handful of bread and fish into enough food for a multitude . . . didn’t he? A contemporary spin on a...
Pete Vere
With the enticing music of his pipe, the Pied Piper of legend lured young people away from their homes and families into the side of a mountain...
Carl Olson
You gotta believe. But in what? And where does belief come from? It’s trendy to call people of religious faith irrational, weak-minded, and...
Mark P. Shea
Popular "historical" scholarship claims that the Gospels were written long after the events they describe and not by the individuals to whom...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
"Catholics are idolaters." "Catholic feasts have pagan origins." For 21 centuries, a variety of camps have slapped the “pagan” label on the...
Christopher Kaczor
"Love is not merely a sentiment," writes Pope Benedict in his first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. "A sentiment can be a marvelous first spark,...
Thomas E. Woods Jr.
The early Christians established the first institutionalized system for the care of widows, orphans, the sick, and the poor. The Church has...
Michael Trueman JCL
Not enough priests. Diocese in bankruptcy. Urban flight. Vanishing ethnic communities. For these reasons and others, parish closings and...
Fr. Paul Scalia
We live in difficult times—times that require us to be joyful warriors in God’s army. But it’s easy to allow ourselves to become battle-weary...