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Robert P. Lockwood
When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he was grilled on whether his Catholicism should prevent him from holding the highest office in...
Jim Blackburn
Catholics recognize that Jesus founded only one Church. Vatican II’s document Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) states, "This...
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...
Matthew E. Bunson
On February 18, 1946, 32 bishops and archbishops from around the world gathered in Rome to receive from Pope Pius XII the red hat—the...
Christopher Check
The concept seems peculiar to the modern mind: a religious order whose members fight in battle, often to the death. But at a time when all...
Donald DeMarco
It’s said, often ad nauseum, that nobody is pro-abortion. Even so, the arguments for choice are flimsy at best, and proponents of the "right to...
I very much enjoy reading every edition of This Rock. Jim Blackburn’s explanations about the Old Testament laws, and whether Christians are...
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...
Anthony E. Clark
Catholics in the West often take the freedom to practice their faith for granted. That would be unthinkable for Catholics in China, who have...
Carl Olson
Clandestine societies? Machiavellian Churchmen getting away with murder? Scandalous hidden meanings in masterpieces of art? These can only mean...