Russell Shaw
For American Catholics, the last decade—marked by scandal, cover-ups, and fierce division—oft seems the worst of times. But it’s arguable that...
Christopher Check
Nero burning Christians to light his nighttime spectacles; men, women, and children torn to pieces by wild beasts before cheering crowds: These...
Anthony E. Clark
Anglican Fr. John Henry Newman’s opinion of the Catholic Church was, to put it mildly, unfavorable. How, then, did this most illustrious of...
Matthew E. Bunson
For most people the words “Germany” and “tyranny” instantly evoke the Führer and Nazism. But 60 years before Hitler’s rise, Catholics in...
Karl Keating
A few months ago I received a fund-raising letter signed by the president of a nonprofit organization that concerns itself chiefly with...
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
In the bestselling interview with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger expressed his great admiration for a 16th-century cardinal and...
Karl Keating
A few months ago my wife and I spent two weeks in England. She had several must-visit places on her list, and I had several on mine. Hers...
Fr. Michael Giesler
Think it’s tough to be a Catholic these days? Pilloried by the arts and media. Misunderstood by so-called intelligentsia. Politically...
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...