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David P. Lang
The only valid substance for a consecrated host is unleavened bread made from gluten—unfortunately for some, a highly allergenic substance. So...
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...
Jim Blackburn
Prior to Jesus’ coming, the Jewish people expected an earthly king who would bring them freedom and prosperity. "When the people saw the sign...
Cherie Peacock
The healthcare debate and the Notre Dame scandal have put the U.S. bishops in the spotlight quite a bit recently, often showing them to be...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
What are the limits of a bishop’s teaching authority? Nowadays, the U.S. bishops’ conference seems to have something to say about almost every...
In the exchange between Michelle Arnold and your correspondent Michael O’Halloran regarding the salvation of atheists (Letters, January-...
Erik M.
As a kid, my goal was someday to become the pope. My reality was pretty far away from my dreams. I had a very strong sense that God was working...
I am a conservative Catholic who reads This Rock regularly. Most of the time I agree with what I read, but I strongly disagree with Michelle...
Matthew E. Bunson
The first documented case of HIV/AIDS in Uganda occurred in 1982. From that small but ominous beginning, the curse of AIDS soon engulfed the...
Russell Shaw’s article about Europe’s sad plight/demise is frightening ("Europe’s Crisis of Faith," February 2008). Irreligion, the gift of the...