Cardinal Sins

Already suffering the sustained heat of this long, hot summer, Catholics everywhere have also been stunned by the sudden fall from grace of Cardinal...

The Lawyer Who Put the Logic of Darwinism on Trial: Phillip E. Johnson’s Gift...

On the first of November, at the age of 79, Phillip E. Johnson died at his home in California. Johnson was a gifted author...

The Divine Mercy Calls to Each and Everyone

The Divine Mercy Novena is really powerful. It offers a path and a trail of concrete holiness in action. As I was doing the...

The Subjective Monster

There is an ancient Indian fable of six blind men who meet an elephant. Each of them touches different parts of the elephant. One...

The Raising of Lazarus

How old was Lazarus? Robert Browning, in a poem written in 1855—An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician—suggests that...

Venantius and his Vexilla

Vexilla regis prodeunt;                        The banners of the king come forth; fulget crucis mysterium,                     brightly gleams the mystery of the cross quo carne carnis conditor                   by which...

Communism and the Popes – Part II

(This is the second part to Paula Adamick’s historical analysis of Communism, following her first take earlier this month. Read and enjoy.  Its enduring appeal...

Epiphany: Three Approaches to Christ

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

The New Populist Right and the Death of the Father

Cultural change generally moves slowly, and when we first take notice, we sometimes find that its roots are already firmly in place. I clearly recall...
Pope St. John Paul II

Pope John Paul II’s First Visitation

(Here is Pope Saint John Paul II's first homily for the feast of the Visitation, to close off his first Marian month as Pope,...