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Michael Schrauzer
Grotesque Old Woman (1513) by Quentin Massys. Located in the National Gallery, London, England. Well, now. If having a "pleasing personality"...
Karl Keating
I once had sent to me a scurrilous attack on one of my favorite writers, Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957). The attack was written by two Catholics...
Leon J. Suprenant
Catholics who reject the Church’s teaching authority dismiss it as man-made—rules arbitrarily set forth by mere human agents. What enables us...
Michael Schrauzer
Saturn Devouring His Son (1819) by Francisco Goya. Located in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.For a so-called “Romantic,” the great Spanish...
Cherie Peacock
Persecution is part and parcel of the Christian life. From the catacombs to modern academia, Christians have suffered everything from calumny...
Jim Blackburn
A recent "Dear Abby" column featured a letter from a woman who was appalled that her husband’s parents had rejected their daughter Mia’s...
Michael Schrauzer
The sacrifice of Isaac made for the Baptistery door competition by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Located in the Museo Nazationale del Bargello, Florence,...
Karl Keating
When you die, you will find yourself on an escalator. It will be either the down escalator or the up escalator. After death you will not have a...
Michael Schrauzer
Woman Holding a Balance, ca. 1664, by Jan Vermeer. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. We all know how difficult it can be...
Karl Keating
You might know a priest like the one I have in mind: is reverent during Mass, gives competent homilies, and is faithful to the rubrics—but with...