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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...

When Life Begins - Robert P. George

Will politics trump science?  Read more...

Who Burned the Witches? - Sandra Miesel

The stench of their burning is with us yet. The stakes and gibbets where witches perished by the tens of thousands during early modern times still stand in popular imagination. For historians, the so-called great European witch-hunt has been a much-vexed issue, one easily contorted to suit the prejudices of every age.  Read more...

Who Was Santa Claus? - ZENIT

Still, behind the figure most embodying the commercial nature of Christmas in the minds of the public, we find a humble and saintly Bishop, and a clear Christian message for our times: the need for generosity both towards our neighbors, and towards God.  Read more...

Why Catholics Like Einstein - George Sim Johnston

It's difficult to say who turns themselves into the biggest pretzel: creationists trying to fit science into a biblical template, or agnostic scientists trying to avoid the existence of a personal God. An enlightened Catholic view of science must be anchored in the proposition that God delights to work through secondary causes.   Read more...

Why do Catholics leave, and what can be done about it? - Father Robert Barron

I saw an advance copy of a survey by William J. Byron and Charles Zech, which will appear in the April 30th edition of America magazine.   Read more...

Why is the Catholic Church so closed-minded? - Matthew Pinto

As Catholic apologist G. K. Chesterton said, the purpose of an open mind, like that of an open mouth, is to close it on something solid. For the mind, that “something solid” is truth.   Read more...

Why Not Married Priests? The Case for Clerical Celibacy - George Sim Johnston

George Sim Johnston presents a convincing case for maintaining the celibate priesthood.  Read more...

Why priests don't have kids - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Childlessness advocates tell us, in sum, that children require a lot of sacrifices.  Read more...

Why vocation programs don't work - Father Damian J. Ference

The solution to this problem is so fundamental that it is often overlooked and misdiagnosed, but the remedy is as old as the Gospel itself.   Read more...

Will Condoms Really Stop AIDS In Africa? - Brian Saint-Paul

We're told by the mass media that condom distribution is the solution to the AIDS crisis in Africa and that the Catholic Church is standing in the way of that effort. The research, however, contradicts that view.   Read more...

Wise Words from the Bishop of Rome Concerning the Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal - Father Robert Barron

The Christmas statement that Benedict XVI made to his official entourage was of particular gravity, precisely because it represents one of his most thorough and insightful assessments of the clerical sex abuse scandal.   Read more...

World religions by the numbers - George Weigel

Every January, the International Bulletin of Missionary Research publishes a “Statistical Table on Global Mission” — a detailed look at the world religious situation prepared by the mathematically indefatigable David Barrett. Browsing his numbers reveals more than a few interesting things.  Read more...


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