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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...
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...
Matthew E. Bunson
On February 18, 1946, 32 bishops and archbishops from around the world gathered in Rome to receive from Pope Pius XII the red hat—the...
Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.
Though Herod knew John the Baptist to be a righteous man, the lure of pleasure prompted him to silence the voice calling him to repent. Our...
Anthony E. Clark
Catholics in the West often take the freedom to practice their faith for granted. That would be unthinkable for Catholics in China, who have...
Jim Blackburn
Prior to Jesus’ coming, the Jewish people expected an earthly king who would bring them freedom and prosperity. "When the people saw the sign...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
Couples often emerge from their “engaged encounters” aglow with the prospect of living out the procreative and unitive meaning of marriage—one...
Cherie Peacock
Persecution is part and parcel of the Christian life. From the catacombs to modern academia, Christians have suffered everything from calumny...
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...
Matthew E. Bunson
We’ve read the stories and seen the pictures: Christian communities in Muslim-majority countries face discrimination, persecution, and...