Russell Shaw
Spain, 1936: War rages between Republicans and Nationalists. Bishops, priests, and religious are slaughtered by the thousands. And a young...
Matthew E. Bunson
Controversy continues to swirl around the pending beatification of the much-maligned Pope Pius XII. In debating whether Pius did or did not do...
Matthew E. Bunson
An obscure priest from Belgium laboring in a remote missionary outpost seems an unlikely candidate for worldwide fame. Fr. Damien never wavered...
Kenneth D. Whitehead
Who was John Vianney, and why is he patron of the Year for Priests? Fr. Vianney was sent to Ars in part because he barely qualified for the...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Pope Benedict’s gesture to Anglicans seeking a way into the Catholic Church has raised hopes for Catholics and Anglicans who have long prayed...
Mike Aquilina
The Christians in the first centuries after Christ, secretly practicing their faith in catacombs, left their descendants a rich spiritual...
Christopher Check
The concept seems peculiar to the modern mind: a religious order whose members fight in battle, often to the death. But at a time when all...
Anthony E. Clark
Catholics in the West often take the freedom to practice their faith for granted. That would be unthinkable for Catholics in China, who have...
Margaret Bunson
Among the most politically correct opinions today is that the Catholic Church was committed to Europe’s “conquest” of the New World—meaning...
Alice Von Hildebrand
We like to think that we won World War II, but can we really claim to be victors, given that we ended up adopting Nazi morality? From 1997.