13th Sunday: The experience of suffering

For God created man for incorruption, and made him the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,...

Defining Virtue

In his Confessions, the brilliant St. Augustine tells his reader that he knows quite well what time is, until someone asks him to define...

Semper Fi

Father Scott Murray has an article from the mind and heart of a young priest, newly appointed a pastor, and what motivates him in...

Star Farce: A Study in How to Ruin a Franchise

I thought the Star Wars franchise, so successful and cinema-transforming in the late seventies and early eighties, was ruined by the three prequels in...

They Have no Wine: Our Lady’s Role in Salvation

I enjoy the way that John begins the story of the wedding feast at Cana because he presents Mary with a mysterious authority that’s...

A Full Glimpse of Fulton J. Sheen

Destined to become the most famous American Catholic of the 20th century, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) was born on a farm near El...

Feminism’s Follies, Part I

In this three-part series, Paula Adamick explores the impact and legacy of the lives and lies of some of feminism’s most influential – some...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy

I will often ask my students in class whether Christ was a human person.  The answer may seem straightforward:  Of course He was (or...

Merrie England Once More

As I begin this reflection, I am on my way to the Devon coast, having just passed through Bath, set up by the Romans...

A Personal Reflection on Truly Accompanying the Dying

(A few years ago, we published the following letter, which was sent to Catholic Insight in response to my brief posting on the letter...