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Christopher Check
Nero burning Christians to light his nighttime spectacles; men, women, and children torn to pieces by wild beasts before cheering crowds: These...
Fr. Michael Giesler
Think it’s tough to be a Catholic these days? Pilloried by the arts and media. Misunderstood by so-called intelligentsia. Politically...
Cherie Peacock
Christians use the term "pagan" to describe the culture around us as it becomes ever more militantly secular. But I wonder if pagan is the...
Michelle Arnold
Secularism and materialism are leaving people feeling empty and longing for mystery and meaning. Sadly, many are turning to witchcraft in an...
Michael Schrauzer
The Oath of the Horatii (1784) by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), Louvre, Paris In the waning years of the 18th century, two morally flawed...
Russell Shaw’s article about Europe’s sad plight/demise is frightening ("Europe’s Crisis of Faith," February 2008). Irreligion, the gift of the...
Patrick C. Beeman
"Religion . . . comprises a series of wistful illusions," wrote Freud a century ago. Today many people subscribe to a similar view, one that...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
"Catholics are idolaters." "Catholic feasts have pagan origins." For 21 centuries, a variety of camps have slapped the “pagan” label on the...
Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics are often asked why the Church honors and venerates the early Christians with such enthusiasm. After all, we hear, these people died...