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Chris A. Humble
The wheels were set in motion for my conversion to the Catholic faith at a Promise Keepers event in Dallas in 1995. For the first time, I truly...
Jim Blackburn
From the very beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther rejected certain Church teachings. These did not fit his personal theology...
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...
Karl Keating
Want to end a conversation about the Real Presence before it hardly begins? Utter just one word: Transubstantiation. Eyes glaze over, minds go...
Carl Olson
Clandestine societies? Machiavellian Churchmen getting away with murder? Scandalous hidden meanings in masterpieces of art? These can only mean...
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...
Jennifer Hay
According to a widely held Protestant belief, the first Christians got their truths chiefly from Scripture; apostolic teaching had only a minor...
Russell Shaw
Media is more effective when it entertains and when it appeals to people’s emotions.The great temptations in journalism are to sink to the...
Patrick Madrid
Just as we ask our friends on earth to pray for us, we should ask our friends in heaven also. The Bible doesn’t support a "me and Jesus"...