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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...
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...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Pope Benedict’s gesture to Anglicans seeking a way into the Catholic Church has raised hopes for Catholics and Anglicans who have long prayed...
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...
Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are usually based on historical realities—the Crusades, the inquisition, the wartime papacy of Pope Pius XII—but...
Christopher Check
We all know the story from school: In 1588, the plucky English navy took on the supposedly superior military might of the Spanish Armada—and...
Michael Schrauzer
Recently the Shroud of Turin went on display for the first time in many years. Over two million pilgrims came to view and venerate the...
Carl Olson
What is happiness? That is the question raised by a fifth-century Roman philosopher named Boethius. He pondered the answer in prison, facing...
I’ve been evangelizing prisoners and writing about evangelization and apologetics for 22 years, beginning while still a catechumen (“Faith...