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Christopher Check
We all know the story from school: In 1588, the plucky English navy took on the supposedly superior military might of the Spanish Armada—and...
Fr. Frank Pavone
Laws are necessary for a just society. But when the government passes laws that are contrary to justice itself, are we still required to obey...
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...
Cherie Peacock
This Rock is a magazine of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. As we prepare each issue, we ask whether we have served that goal. Usually...
Mr. Bill Berry from San Diego wrote to complain about congregations burdened with stewardship talks during the homily at Mass. He ...
Russell L. Simpson
Each year, thousands of people convert, revert, or in some way discover the Catholic Church. For cradle Catholics—like me—who are born into the...
Tim Staples
For Catholics, when God "establishes his eternal plan of ‘predestination,’ he includes in it each person’s free response to his grace" (CCC 600...
Michael Schrauzer
 The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Ghent Altarpiece) (1432) by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. Located in the Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent,...
Karl Keating
I am too young, by nearly two decades, to have read and appreciated Time magazine during its heyday, which was the mid- to late-1940s. In those...
Michael Schrauzer
Recently the Shroud of Turin went on display for the first time in many years. Over two million pilgrims came to view and venerate the...