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Rome's Shame in China

Rome's Shame in China

Robert Royal

"Observers have described religious persecution in China over the last year to be of an intensity no...

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The Jews Are a Sign

The Jews Are a Sign

Casey Chalk

The Jewish people and their faith are more than a historical curiosity — they are one sign of the cr...

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Loving with All Our Being

Loving with All Our Being

Caryll Houselander

Our human relationships with one another are a giving of Christ to one another, and a receiving of C...

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Preserved by Mercy, Mary, and the Martyrs

Preserved by Mercy, Mary, and the Martyrs

Pope John Paul II

In the heroic testimony of [Saint Maria Goretti], her forgiveness of the man who killed her and her ...

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The Isenheim Altarpiece

The Isenheim Altarpiece

Father George W. Rutler

I knew an elderly Scotswoman who read the Bible each night by the light of a candle.

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Introduction: The Reason for the Seasons

Introduction: The Reason for the Seasons

Rev. James V. Schall. S.J.

Over the years, I have written a number of relatively short essays on various Church feasts.

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The Unbegun Life

The Unbegun Life

Dale Ahlquist

A long time ago, even before the Dark Ages — we're talking about the 1970's, the Stoned Age — when I...

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Sir Roger, Good and Faithful

Sir Roger, Good and Faithful

Casey Chalk

The Catholic Church lost a great ally on January 12 when conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scr...

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The true intellectual has today become a dissident

The true intellectual has today become a dissident

Roger Scruton

I travelled from Poland, already inwardly frozen by the eerie chill of Communism — and Communist Pra...

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Mistaken predictions

Mistaken predictions

Father George W. Rutler

Prophets proclaim the truth, and they predict the future only in a derivative sense of cautioning ab...

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The Gift of the Church: Forward

The Gift of the Church: Forward

Anthony Esolen

What wonders the Church has to show us, to give us, to nourish our hearts and minds and souls, so we...

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The Gift of the Church: Preface

The Gift of the Church: Preface

Ryan N.S. Topping

"It is high time that Catholics remembered the greatness of what Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit ha...

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What Zechariah Learned in Silence

What Zechariah Learned in Silence

Robert Cardinal Sarah

God achieves everything, acts in all circumstances, and brings about all our interior transformation...

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Faith to See the Talents

Faith to See the Talents

Father Tadeusz Dajczer

Faith is sharing in God's vision of reality…. 

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New Documentary Offers Rare Glimpse of Benedict XVI’s Life in Vatican Gardens

New Documentary Offers Rare Glimpse of Benedict XV…

Edward Pentin

The half-hour documentary, which aired Jan. 3 on German television, is dignified and respectful of t...

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U.S. Bishops Must Clear Up This Communion Confusion

U.S. Bishops Must Clear Up This Communion Confusio…

Msgr. Charles Pope

If one in a state of mortal sin — no matter what the sin — has not sacramentally confessed and been ...

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Multitudes in the Valley of Decision! A Meditation on the Dramatic Battle in Which We Live

Multitudes in the Valley of Decision! A Meditation…

Msgr. Charles Pope

A grave deficiency of modern times is the loss of the sense that our lives are caught up in a tremen...

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Stealing from Churches

Stealing from Churches

Roger Scruton

My years as a voyeur of holiness brought me into contact with true believers, and taught me that fai...

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A genuinely transgressive act

A genuinely transgressive act

Roger Kimball

Regular readers of this column know that we are often engaged in a species of cultural pathology...

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On Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzen and the need for real friendships

On Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzen and the need…

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas

St. Gregory tells us plainly: "We seemed to be two bodies with a single spirit." Centuries before, A...

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