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Jim Blackburn
In Part I (October 2007, page 32), we saw that Catholics believe hell is the freely chosen state of eternal separation from God after death. We...
Michael Schrauzer
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above a Sea of Fog, ca. 1817. Located at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.Where is God? Is he inside us...
Robert P. Lockwood
When it comes to Catholic urban legends, the granddaddy of them all is the Spanish Inquisition. From sixteenth-century Elizabethan England to...
Karl Keating
In a few months the presidential primaries begin, and not long after that candidates for lesser offices, from Congress down to city council,...
Cherie Peacock
Rhetoric has taken on ugly connotations in our day. "Empty" is usually the word that precedes it, and we never hear about "full" or "...
Kudos to This Rock and Paul Thigpen for bringing to light this little-known fact of Catholic history in America ("The Georgia Martyrs," July/...
Gregory R. Beabout
We have inherited the Enlightenment dichotomy of the head and the heart, which brings with it a skepticism about any means of persuasion other...
Robert P. Lockwood
Aye carumba! Bart Simpson is perhaps the most recognizable cultural icon since Mickey Mouse. But beyond its astonishing popularity and...
Russell Shaw
"Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another," G.K. Chesterton quipped. Today the news media are in the midst of a profound...
Matthew A.C. Newsome
Do unbaptized babies go to heaven? A recent document by a panel of theologians causes a stir, as media outlets report—erroneously—that the...