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Russell Shaw
Spain, 1936: War rages between Republicans and Nationalists. Bishops, priests, and religious are slaughtered by the thousands. And a young...
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...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
The latest abuse scandals struck the Church like a tsunami, leaving many of the faithful reeling from renewed accusations of cover-up and...
Christopher Kaczor
In our cultural milieu, sexual activity is a healthy, normative part of life: ergo, celibacy must be at the root of sex abuse by priests. (...
Fr. William Dillard
Since Vatican II gallons of ink have been spilled in the “liturgy wars.” Considering the disregard for the Council’s instructions on the Mass,...
Matthew E. Bunson
Recent years have seen a marked increase in accusations of collaboration between the Catholic Church and the Third Reich. As is often the case...
Matthew E. Bunson
Conventional wisdom tells us that science and religion are incompatible.The physicist who first proposed the “Big Bang” theory disagreed—one...
Russell Shaw
Isn’t secrecy in the Church an obstacle to accountability, participation, and other desirable things? But it is sometimes appropriate and even...
Joanna Bogle
In 1992 the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women. The resultant furor prompted many to cross the Tiber to Catholicism....
Joanna Bogle
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced a new bridge across the Tiber, an opportunity for Anglicans who wished to retain aspects of their liturgy...