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Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Are Baptists the real practitioners of first-century Christianity? The claim is that early Christians were members of independent, self-...
Anthony E. Clark
Who was Matteo Ricci? In China he is justly honored as a scholar, diplomat, and man of science, a Renaissance man who lived as a Chinese in...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
What are the limits of a bishop’s teaching authority? Nowadays, the U.S. bishops’ conference seems to have something to say about almost every...
Cherie Peacock
It takes a lot of education to read this magazine, so it is not surprising that its readers have more formal education than readers of most...
In the exchange between Michelle Arnold and your correspondent Michael O’Halloran regarding the salvation of atheists (Letters, January-...
Taylor Marshall
A priest and a rabbi walk into a hospital . . . It sounds like the opening of a joke, but that moment marks the beginning of my journey toward...
Tim Staples
Hebrews 7:22-25 says: "This makes Jesus the surety of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by...
Michael Schrauzer
John the Baptist (c. 1405) by Theophanes the Greek. Located in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. John the Baptist is...
Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are usually based on historical realities—the Crusades, the inquisition, the wartime papacy of Pope Pius XII—but...
Karl Keating
When my wife and I were dating, we sometimes attended the local symphony. My budget permitted only second-balcony seats, but it didn’t matter....