Menu
A+ A A-

Last 20 Articles


Reaching Out to the Widow of Nain in Our Midst

Reaching Out to the Widow of Nain in Our Midst

Caryll Houselander

The most universal suffering...today is the sense of personal futility: faced with the huge burden o...

Read more
Practical Remedies for Sadness

Practical Remedies for Sadness

Fr. Narciso Irala

The first remedy is to take the ideas which cause sadness in us and make them concrete, analyze them...

Read more
Evelyn Waugh's Warning About Vatican II

Evelyn Waugh's Warning About Vatican II

Robert Garnett

Evelyn Waugh, Catholic convert and the most interesting English novelist of the twentieth century, c...

Read more
Remembering St. Pius V

Remembering St. Pius V

Roberto de Mattei

Today marks the 450th anniversary of the death of St Pius V in Rome on May 1, 1572, six months after...

Read more
Why We Hunger For Beauty

Why We Hunger For Beauty

Francis X. Maier

This essay is excerpted and adapted from comments delivered on April 29 at the Scala Foundation's co...

Read more
A Chapter that Changed My Life: "Diary of a Country Priest"

A Chapter that Changed My Life: "Diary of a C…

Dr. Tod Worner

"I have seen the devil, as I see you, since my childhood." - George Bernanos

Read more
The Lost Art of Intentionality

The Lost Art of Intentionality

Dr. Tod Worner

"All the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own ...

Read more
Start with How You Eat

Start with How You Eat

John Cuddeback

"We can ask whether and to what extent our customs about eating are informed by insights into our na...

Read more
A Man's Fear about Being a Man

A Man's Fear about Being a Man

John Cuddeback

"If men could be contented to be what they are, there were no fear in marriage." - Shakespeare...

Read more
The Way to the Father

The Way to the Father

Pope Benedict XVI

The Lord said to his disciples: Believe in God, believe also in me (Jn 14:1). 

Read more
The Provocation of Fragility

The Provocation of Fragility

Theodore Dalrymple

In small things, if one pays close enough attention to them, can often be seen wider trends.

Read more
How the Church Has Changed the World: The Poetry of Praise

How the Church Has Changed the World: The Poetry o…

Anthony Esolen

"You needn't be so stubborn, sir," says the officer. "We're not asking you to adore Decius. ...

Read more
"Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid"

"Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid…

Caryll Houselander

Too many anxious Christians today think that their efforts to preach and teach and enter into outwar...

Read more
Peace, Wounds, and Breath

Peace, Wounds, and Breath

Father Paul Scalia

Place yourself with the Apostles in the Upper Room.

Read more
What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like?

What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like?

Msgr. Charles Pope

When I gave a talk recently at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the subject of the Second Coming...

Read more
The Pillaging and Plundering of the English Monasteries

The Pillaging and Plundering of the English Monast…

Joseph Pearce

The destruction of England’s monasteries was carried out in two phases.

Read more
The Omen and Presage of the True Victory

The Omen and Presage of the True Victory

John Henry Cardinal Newman

A great number of men live and die without reflecting at all upon the state of things in which they ...

Read more
What to Buy for Sacramental Gifts

What to Buy for Sacramental Gifts

Katie Warner

Here are some creative gift ideas for the sacramental season in your life and family.

Read more
What We Are at Death Is What We Are Forever

What We Are at Death Is What We Are Forever

John M. Grondelski

Your time on earth is fixed, and constantly diminishing — take life and death seriously.

Read more
The Grace to Accept Being Pruned

The Grace to Accept Being Pruned

Dorothy Day

The only answer to the mystery of suffering is this...

Read more