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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...
Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics and non-Catholics alike were served up a mountain of lies and untruths in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. Of particular interest...
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...
Michael Schrauzer
Incipit from the Gospel of John, Lindisfarne Gospels, probably 710 to 725. Located in the British Library, London. What is the most important...
Matthew E. Bunson
The great Italian humanist and poet Petrarch wrote of the popes during the so-called Avignon Papacy:Now I am living in France, in the Babylon...
Margaret Bunson
Among the most politically correct opinions today is that the Catholic Church was committed to Europe’s “conquest” of the New World—meaning...
Alice Von Hildebrand
We like to think that we won World War II, but can we really claim to be victors, given that we ended up adopting Nazi morality? From 1997.
Fr. Ray Ryland
What authority did Jesus give to Peter himself? How to understand the difference between the Catholic and Orthodox positions. From 1997.