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The Gift of Fear - Douglas McManaman

To sweeten the harder points of the Gospel might appear more positive and inviting, but such theology is dangerous and negligent.  Read more...

The Gospel of Judas - Rev. Thomas Williams, L.C.

The National Geographic Society has announced its intentions to publish an English translation of an ancient text called The Gospel of Judas later this month.  Read more...

The Importance of Christian Names - Father Roger Landry

On January 9, after baptizing 21 infants in the Sistine Chapel on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Benedict captured international headlines for reminding Catholic parents throughout the world that they should be choosing Christian names for their children.   Read more...

The Inquisition - FR. WILLIAM G. MOST

This topic is a favorite for attacking the Church. We need to remember two things: 1) Actions are not the same as teachings. 2) The abuses were much less than most people think.  Read more...

The iPhone App and the Return to Confession - Father Robert Barron

The practice of sacramental confession in the Catholic Church dropped off precipitously and practically overnight about forty years ago.   Read more...

The John Jay Report - Brad Miner

The headline at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: “John Jay College Reports No Single Cause, Predictor of Clergy Abuse” So after all the years, money, and study, are we to conclude there is no conclusion?  Read more...

The Judas Code - Fr. Raymond de Souza

In the year 4006, an enterprising team from Global Geographic announces that experts in late second-millennium languages and data retrieval have pieced together an authentic copy of the longrumoured-to-exist Da Vinci Code.  Read more...

The Learning Curve - Philip F. Lawler

Clerical abuse had been recognized for centuries as a grievous but fortunately uncommon failing. In previous ages, when it came to light Church leaders were inclined to deal with it openly and to punish abusers severely.   Read more...

The Liturgical Cliff - David G. Bonagura, Jr.

Re-centering the ethos of the Mass on the solemn worship of God prompts fears of a "liturgical cliff" beyond which precious few pastors are willing to push.  Read more...

The Myth of Religious Tolerance - Father Thomas D. Williams, LC

A respect for religious freedom stands head and shoulders above a supposed tolerance for religious belief — with the relativism, indifference, and subtle disdain for religion it so often comprises.  Read more...

The Myth of Religious Violence - Benjamin Wiker

One of the enduring myths of the secular state is that religion is so dangerous, so volatile, so likely to burst into conflagrations of violence, that the only protection we have from societal destruction is the erection of a wall that separates religion from the state.  Read more...

The Next Christianity - Philip Jenkins

In looking back over the enormous changes wrought by the twentieth century, Western observers may have missed the most dramatic revolution of all. While secular movements like communism, feminism, and environmentalism have gotten the lion’s share of our attention, the explosive southward expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has barely registered on Western consciousness. Nor has the globalization of Christianity – and the enormous religious, political, and social consequences it portends – been properly understood.  Read more...

The Papacy and Galileo - Patrick Madrid

Many have unwittingly embraced the myth that Galileo Galilei, a 17th-century Italian astronomer, discovered the heliocentricity of the solar system and, because his discovery conflicted with Catholic teaching, was tortured until he recanted. All this is pure fabrication.  Read more...

The Pope's New Feminism - Mary Ann Glendon

The Catholic Church has been a vigorous proponent in international settings of social and economic justice for women. Without glossing over the criticisms, this article provides evidence of an enviable historical record of concern for women by the Church.   Read more...

The Pope, The Rabbi and Condoms - Dr. Laura Schlessinger

During his recent African trip, Pope Benedict XVI said that the distribution of condoms would not resolve the AIDS problem.   Read more...

The Power of the Third Commandment - Patrick Fagan

It's little known to the public or to elite commentators in the national discourse. But an amazing phenomenon has been uncovered in the social sciences: the more frequently Americans worship the better they do on every observable outcome measured to date.  Read more...

The Problem with Self-Esteem - Paul C. Vitz

Self-esteem is a deeply secular concept, and not one with which Christians should be particularly involved.  Read more...

The Quarrel the Evolutionists Started - Janine Langan

Following Pope John Paul II's 1996 statement that the theory of evolution is “more than just a hypothesis,” newspapers around the world published articles wrongly asserting that the Church had finally come around and withdrawn its opposition to the theory.  Read more...

The real Father Christmas - Charlotte Allen

A history of the real figures who contributed to our notions of jolly Old Saint Nicholas.  Read more...

The Real History of the Crusades - Thomas F. Madden

The crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history. Most of what passes for public knowledge about it is either misleading or just plain wrong  Read more...

The Real Maria Monk - J. Bernard Delany, O.P.

"The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk: the Hidden Secrets of a Nun's Life in a Convent Exposed" was first published in New York in 1836 and its aim is, as its title proclaims, to cast discredit on the Catholic Church and Catholics generally.  Read more...

The Religious Heritage of American Democracy - Joseph F. Costanzo

Although there is a secularistic stream in the nation's history, it is not the only American tradition. Moreover, it is not the original American tradition and it is certainly not the genuine and authentic one.  Read more...

The Reverts: Catholics who left and came back - Mark M. Gray

Almost 5 million current Catholics fell away, but then “reverted.” An analysis of who they are and why they came back.  Read more...

The Scopes Monkey Trial Revisited - Denyse O'Leary

In the summer of 1925, a small town in Tennessee became a hub of intense international interest when famed defence lawyer Clarence Darrow squared off against progressive politician William Jennings Bryan over a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools. The really interesting part this story is the difference between what actually happened and how the case was presented later, particularly in the stage play and movie, Inherit the Wind.  Read more...

The Secret of Fatima - Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith

The Congregation explains the first, second, and third parts of the “secret” of Fatima.   Read more...


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