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Anthony Esolen
On the Mount of Purgatory, Dante sees for the first time the unveiled face of Beatrice. His response is joy surpassing even his ability to...
Carl Olson
Conventional wisdom now holds that faith is unreasonable. The fashionable thinker dismisses faith to the purview of the superstitious, the...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Does the Church base the papacy on a single Bible verse? Hardly. The successor of Peter is more than just the rock upon whom Christ founded his...
Russell Shaw
Spain, 1936: War rages between Republicans and Nationalists. Bishops, priests, and religious are slaughtered by the thousands. And a young...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
We live in an age of diversity, say the arbiters of the cultural zeitgeist. Many Catholics are only too familiar with the concept, so much so...
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...
Fr. Brian Harrison O.S.
Did the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism change the centuries-old Tradition that the only path to salvation is through the Church?...
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...
Joanna Bogle
In October 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced an ecumenical initiative that rumbled throughout the Christian world: He invited Anglicans...