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Russell Shaw
Spain, 1936: War rages between Republicans and Nationalists. Bishops, priests, and religious are slaughtered by the thousands. And a young...
Karl Keating
My sister Karen says I’m wrong, but my recollection is that she had an elementary school classmate whose name was Belle. It was a fine Southern...
Andrew M. Seddon
When I imagine heaven, I also imagine smiling saints—Aidan, Cuthbert, Columba, Patrick; an eighth-century Byzantine pilgrim to the Holy Land;...
Matthew E. Bunson
An obscure priest from Belgium laboring in a remote missionary outpost seems an unlikely candidate for worldwide fame. Fr. Damien never wavered...
Kenneth D. Whitehead
Who was John Vianney, and why is he patron of the Year for Priests? Fr. Vianney was sent to Ars in part because he barely qualified for the...
Christopher Check
Counselor, diplomat, prodigious writer, mystic, ascetic, Dominican, Doctor of the Church—all of these and more describe Catarina Benincasa, the...
Christopher Check
In a compromised age, rulers whose public policies align with their cherished beliefs are regarded with contempt. But nine centuries ago, one...
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
In the bestselling interview with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger expressed his great admiration for a 16th-century cardinal and...
Matthew E. Bunson
A little-known historical episode took place in an obscure Italian seaport in 1480.The event illustrates the significant threat to the West...