Appealing for a Little Help from our Friends

Mary, Mother of the Church, 2019Dear Readers and Supporters of Catholic Insight,We sent out this appeal letter in print form, sent out via regular...

Robert Cardinal Sarah and the Mother of the Church

CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS DECREE ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH IN THE GENERAL ROMAN CALENDAR The joyous...

Pentecost: Spiritus Veritatis

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

Discouragement in Prayer

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...

John Lukacs on Democracy and Populism

Hungarian John Lukacs (1924-2019) was born to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. He studied history at the University of Budapest and fled...

Unplanned: The Beginning of the End of Abortion?

On April 10th, I got in the car with my sister and drove to Ottawa for a private screening of “Unplanned”. I had read...

Uganda’s Witness

The memorial of Charles Llwanga and his companion martyrs, put to death in Uganda between 1885 and 1887, has complex undertones: the conquest of...

John Paul II’s First Visitation as Pope

CONCLUSION OF THE MARIAN MONTH HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II 31 May 1979 "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment...

Amoris and the Sacramentality of Marriage

How are Catholic couples meant to interpret Amoris Laetitia? When already a fog of confusion surrounds the question of whether or not the divorced...

The Tragic Dignity of Margaret Pole

A brief mention of today's saint, Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (+1541), the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was in turn...