Christopher Check
Counselor, diplomat, prodigious writer, mystic, ascetic, Dominican, Doctor of the Church—all of these and more describe Catarina Benincasa, the...
Carl Olson
One criticism of the Christian faith posits that Jesus never intended to start a new religion—that Paul of Tarsus took that upon himself. More...
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...
Karl Keating
It was October 1933. The Great Depression was deepening—and would continue to deepen—despite a new administration’s frenetic activity. Formerly...
Michael Schrauzer
Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1740) by Giovanni Paolo Panini. Located in the Wadsworth...
Matthew E. Bunson
The history of Colonial England in America is one of great irony: The same Protestant groups who fled England in pursuit of toleration and...
Karl Keating
Among the early Protestant leaders in England, John Wesley might be the most attractive or interesting. He almost certainly was the most...
Christopher Check
In a compromised age, rulers whose public policies align with their cherished beliefs are regarded with contempt. But nine centuries ago, one...
Michael Schrauzer
St. Giles’ Catholic Church (1841-1846), designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Located in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England. After the...
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...