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Robert P. Lockwood
A while back a science professor in Minnesota desecrated what he claimed to be a consecrated host—a gruesome business. This avowed atheist...
Robert P. Lockwood
In October 1992, Cardinal Paul Poupard presented to Pope John Paul II the results of the Pontifical Academy’s study of the famous 1633 trial of...
Robert P. Lockwood
"Did you ever hear of Giordano Bruno?" a buddy asked me. "Some guy said the inquisition burned him, a great scientist and a hero in Italy." My...
Robert P. Lockwood
On the Wednesday after Election Day, November 1960, I was at the front of a line marching up the stairs at Christ the King grammar school in...
Robert P. Lockwood
In 1846 in the city of Pittsburgh, a handful of the Sisters of Mercy announced that they were going to open a hospital, the first in the city,...
Robert P. Lockwood
When it comes to Catholic urban legends, the granddaddy of them all is the Spanish Inquisition. From sixteenth-century Elizabethan England to...
Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are myths of history created in the fervor of anti-Catholic passions. Unfortunately, they long ago became part of our...
Robert P. Lockwood
From game shows to comedy sketches, from allegedly serious scholarship to anti-Catholic tracts stuck under windshield wipers in the parish...
Robert P. Lockwood
Every writer knows that a solid gold metaphor can be more powerful than a fact. At the same time, some of our most pervasive metaphors can...