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Jeffrey A. Mirus
We live in an age of diversity, say the arbiters of the cultural zeitgeist. Many Catholics are only too familiar with the concept, so much so...
Matthew E. Bunson
Controversy continues to swirl around the pending beatification of the much-maligned Pope Pius XII. In debating whether Pius did or did not do...
Fr. Brian Harrison O.S.
Did the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism change the centuries-old Tradition that the only path to salvation is through the Church?...
Cherie Peacock
"You seem like a very spiritual person," I’m told from time to time when I meet someone new. I’m sure you’ve had the same experience. Sometimes...
Andrew M. Seddon
When I imagine heaven, I also imagine smiling saints—Aidan, Cuthbert, Columba, Patrick; an eighth-century Byzantine pilgrim to the Holy Land;...
Jim Blackburn
Catholics recognize that Jesus founded only one Church. Vatican II’s document Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) states, "This...
Michael Schrauzer
How are we to characterize this painted crucifix from the 13th century? Is it a Byzantine icon or an Italian religious painting? Is it medieval...
Leon J. Suprenant
Sometimes it seems that we live in the worst of times. But change begins with individuals. Men can convert the culture by first converting...
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...