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The Two Americas - George Weigel

By the dawn's early light on Nov. 5, two distinct Americas hove into view.  Read more...

The Vatican and the Lefebvrists: Not a Negotiation - George Weigel

The conversations between Rome and Society of St. Pius X leaders are not negotiations, for there is nothing to be negotiated; nor is this a dialogue between equal partners.   Read more...

The Vatican’s Investigation of Women Religious in America - Father Robert Barron

In recent weeks, a number of angry voices have been raised to protest the Vatican’s initiative to investigate communities of American nuns.  Read more...

The West and the Rest - George Weigel

In his book, Without Roots, Pope Benedict XVI deplored the addiction to historical self-deprecation rampant at the higher altitudes of European cultural and intellectual life: a tendency to see in the history of the West only "the despicable and the destructive."  Read more...

The World's Fastest Growing Religion - Philip Jenkins

I'm often asked, "What is the world's fastest growing religion?"  Read more...

The Wrong Explanations - Philip F. Lawler

If the bishops had been determined to conduct a thorough study of sexual abuse they might have done investigations into the backgrounds of the priests who were accused. Who were there friends among the clergy? Where had they been assigned? Did they share vacation cottages with other priests or bishops? Who had been their seminary teachers? Remarkably, the John Jay study did none of these things.  Read more...

The Young, the Fertile, and the Ambitious - Philip Jenkins

Author Philip Jenkins discusses the demographic trends and religious movements that the elite don't notice.  Read more...

Those Terrible Middle Ages! Debunking the Myths – a book review - Helen M. Valois

“The Church is absolutely medieval!” How often have we heard that remark? It is meant to convey that Catholicism has not kept up with the intellectual, technological, and social advances of modernity, and is merely a throwback to those vilified centuries we’ve been taught to call the “Dark Ages.” In Ignatius Press’ new release “ Those Terrible Middle Ages!” historian Regine Pernoud demonstrates that this attitude is not only mistaken about the Church, but about the Middle Ages as well.  Read more...

Those Uncaring Conservatives - Richard John Neuhaus

The notion that liberals are caring and compassionate while conservatives are selfish and hard-hearted is still being peddled long after its sell-by date.  Read more...

To Fast Again - Eamon Duffy

The renewal inaugurated by the Second Vatican Council sprang in large part from the liberating discovery of the depth and variety of Catholic tradition. Yet paradoxically the post-conciliar reforms were sometimes implemented in a spirit of philistine dismissal of “tradition” as nothing more than the dead hand of the past. In shedding a past perceived as sterile and oppressive, much that was profound and life-giving was also lost. One of the saddest casualties of that process was the effective abolition of the Church’s ancient observances of fasting and abstinence.  Read more...

Top Ten Myths About Pope Francis’ First Year - Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

Of the writing of many books there is no end, says Ecclesiastes.  If Quoheleth had lived during the last year, he might well have said, "Of the making of many myths about Pope Francis there is no end."  Read more...

Trading the Gospel for the fads of politics - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Two of the world’s most famous clergymen marked birthdays this past week — Archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 75 on Saturday, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson turned 65 the day after.  Read more...

Vatican Sets Record Straight on Sexual Abuse - Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

The following facts were presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sept. 22, 2009 by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva.   Read more...

Violent Video Games - Michael Rich, MD

More than 3,500 research studies have examined the association between media violence and violent behavior; all but 18 have shown that the more violence you see, the more likely you are to be violent.  Read more...

Was Christianity Itself Responsible for the Nazi Holocaust? - Helen M. Valois

Should the Pope apologize for the Nazi Holocaust? Did Christian teaching, as is increasingly alleged, create cultural conditions that ultimately drove the Jews to their graves during the mid-20th century?  Read more...

Was Hitler a Christian? - Dinesh DeSouza

Leading atheists are arguing that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime were theist and specifically Christian.  Read more...

Ways out of the Christian ghetto - Joseph Weiler

A Jewish scholar reflects on what can reverse the retreat of Christians before militant secularism.  Read more...

Were the Middle Ages Dark? - Anthony Esolen

No period of history is more misunderstood or under-appreciated than the Middle Ages, the ten centuries from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century to the start of the Renaissance in the fifteenth.   Read more...

What Gene Robinson means - George Weigel

While U.S. Episcopalians struggled through a difficult convention in Minneapolis last month, a Baltimore Sun reporter put the following lead on his story: “As they battled over confirmation of the nation’s first openly gay elected bishop — and wrestled with charges that he had engaged in sexual misconduct — a subtle subtext emerged in the public comments of some Episcopal clergy last week: We handle these issues differently than the Roman Catholic Church.”  Read more...

What Happened AFTER the Feast - Charles Colson

Thanksgiving is just about my favorite holiday — a wonderful combination of family, faith, and American-style religious freedom.  Read more...

What Killed Jesus - Mike Aquilina

The Gospels say little about the business of crucifixion. "And they crucified him" is all St. Mark offers (15:24), with no word of how it was done or how the cross tortured its victim.  Read more...

What the Church has given the world - Father Andrew Pinsent and Father Marcus Holden

Without the Roman Catholic Church, there would be no western civilisation.  Read more...

What the Crusades Were Really Like - Thomas F. Madden

The Crusaders were not unprovoked aggressors, greedy marauders or medieval colonialists, as portrayed in some history books.   Read more...

What's behind the human touch - Kathleen Parker

Sometimes it takes a scientific study to reveal the obvious.   Read more...

What’s So Great About Catholicism - H.W. Crocker III

With its divine foundation, sanction, and mission, nothing could be more glorious than the Catholic Church. But, of course, many people — even many baptized Catholics — don’t see it that way.  Read more...


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