162 results

Keywords

abortion Adam and Eve anger anointing of the sick anti-Catholic apologetics apostasy apostle apparition atheism baptism beauty Benedict XVI bioethics birth control bishop canon law canonization cardinal catechesis Catholic myths Catholic organizations Catholic Social teaching charity chastity chesterton children church environment Church of England commandments confession conscience consecration contemplation contraception contrition conversion creation crucifix cults Culture of Death Culture of Life Da Vinci Code death death penalty devotions dissent divorce doctrine dogma early Church ecumenism environmentalism Eucharist euthanasia Evangelical Evangelium Vitae evolution excommunication exegesis extraordinary form faith family forgive forgiveness of sins free will freedom God Gospel grace health heaven hell hierarchy history homosexuality hope humility idolatry immigration indulgences infallibility intercessory prayer intrinsic evil Islam Jehovahs Witness Jesus John Cardinal Newman John Paul II Judaism judging just war Kingdom of God laity limbo liturgical abuse liturgical calendar liturgical reform liturgy love lying magisterium mariology marriage Martin Luther martyr Mary Mass medical ethics miracle mission moral charity morality mortification mystagogy Mysticism natural law New Age New Testament Nietzsche non-Catholic occult Old Testament ordinary form ordination of women original sin Orthodox churches paganism papal authority patriotism patron saints persecution philosophy Pius XII politics pope poverty prayer Praying to Saints pride priest proof-text Protestant Protestant Reformation prudence racism Redemption religious movements religious orders repentance revelation rosary sacrifice saints salvation same-sex attraction Satan scandal schism science Scripture secularism sexuality sign of the cross sin social justice sola fide sola scriptura soul spiritual direction spiritual life spirituality St. Augustine St. James St. John the Evangelist St. Mary Magdalen St. Paul St. Peter St. Thomas Aquinas stewardship suffering superstition symbol temptation terminology The world Theological Virtues tithe torture Tradition truth Vatican II Veritatis Splendor virginity virtue women worship
Russell Shaw
Isn’t secrecy in the Church an obstacle to accountability, participation, and other desirable things? But it is sometimes appropriate and even...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
You only think you’re right.Truth is on my side. Sometimes the task of an apologist can seem more like verbal combat than making disciples of...
Peter A. Kwasniewski
There is an idea underlying most textbooks, television shows, and journalism that treats scientific subjects—scientific materialism. Its...
Christopher Kaczor
Americans are on the whole an optimistic people. In Europe,we are viewed as so many Little Orphan Annies, singing about “tomorrow.” But we...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Some Christians claim that Baptism is not necessary for salvation, that it is an empty ritual symbolizing the inner conversion that has already...
Catherine Brown Tkacz
Susanna could quote King David in her legal defense. St. Macrina taught two Church Fathers—her brothers. St. Catherine of Siena counseled popes...
Christopher Kaczor
Is money is the root of all evil? Not quite. First Timothy 6:10 says that the real problem is the love of money. St. Paul understood that the...
Mary Jo Anderson
As a national election looms in the U.S., the debate over same-sex "marriage" rights grows more and more contentious. Traditional marriage—as...
Joanna Bogle
Execute the sick, the elderly, the disabled. Suppress religious practice and free speech. These were official policies of Germany’s National...
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...