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Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are usually based on historical realities—the Crusades, the inquisition, the wartime papacy of Pope Pius XII—but...
Karl Keating
When my wife and I were dating, we sometimes attended the local symphony. My budget permitted only second-balcony seats, but it didn’t matter....
Christopher Check
We all know the story from school: In 1588, the plucky English navy took on the supposedly superior military might of the Spanish Armada—and...
Fr. Frank Pavone
Laws are necessary for a just society. But when the government passes laws that are contrary to justice itself, are we still required to obey...
Cherie Peacock
This Rock is a magazine of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. As we prepare each issue, we ask whether we have served that goal. Usually...
Russell L. Simpson
Each year, thousands of people convert, revert, or in some way discover the Catholic Church. For cradle Catholics—like me—who are born into the...
Michael Schrauzer
 The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Ghent Altarpiece) (1432) by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. Located in the Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent,...
Karl Keating
I am too young, by nearly two decades, to have read and appreciated Time magazine during its heyday, which was the mid- to late-1940s. In those...
Michael Schrauzer
Recently the Shroud of Turin went on display for the first time in many years. Over two million pilgrims came to view and venerate the...
Carl Olson
What is happiness? That is the question raised by a fifth-century Roman philosopher named Boethius. He pondered the answer in prison, facing...