Christopher Check
Most Catholics know the story of the Maid of Orléans. Few, however, have all the facts about the remarkable role she played in the history of...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
When it comes to the tough questions, we want to go to a reliable authority for answers, but how do we know if the authority is reliable? One...
Robert P. Lockwood
From game shows to comedy sketches, from allegedly serious scholarship to anti-Catholic tracts stuck under windshield wipers in the parish...
Christopher Check
Prince Henry had been destined for the priesthood until his older brother, Arthur, died. As a young monarch, he argued against Martin Luther...
Matthew E. Bunson
On January 26, 1957, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan was the site of a new opera by noted French Catholic composer François Poulenc. Le Dialogue...
Karl Keating
In what order were the synoptic Gospels written? The theory most in favor in recent decades has been that of Markan priority. It holds that...
Christopher Check
Most Americans have never heard of the Battle of Lepanto, although it was the most important naval contest in human history. Even most...
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...
Karl Keating
In this country, when we think of royalty, usually it is in terms of Britain. This is natural, given Britain’s role in our history. Even though...
Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics are often asked why the Church honors and venerates the early Christians with such enthusiasm. After all, we hear, these people died...