Viewpoints

Spend Advent and Christmas With Blessed John Henry Newman

Readers unfamiliar with Newman’s sermons will discover his spiritual depth…

Doctors thought Matteo was a lost cause, until the boy saw the saint in a dream

Matteo Pio Colella was just 7 years old when he contracted a deadly disease…

‘A Simple Defense: The Rosary,’ by Cardinal Dolan

Each bead weakens Satan, and he hopes we’ll give-up on the Rosary …

What most surprised Newman about Catholicism

I could not have fancied the extreme, ineffable comfort of being in the same house with Him who cured the sick …

The Practical Beauty of Confession

This is heaven come down to earth, with forgiveness in its wings…

Religious Fundamentalism? This is not what Ratzinger thinks ...

Those who seek to live their faith rooted in Christ and in his Church, time and again are unjustly mistaken as fundamentalists…

What is the purpose of Catholic education? To help children become saints

Parents and teachers should read Roy Peachey's short, but very important, book on Catholic schools…

Edith Stein, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)

After reading the autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila, she was baptized on New Year’s Day, 1922….

Peace and War in the Middle Ages

Religion in the public square — far from being a “holy war” — is what gives peace a chance…

St. John Fisher cardinal and martyr

Feast Day: June 22 Born: 1469, Yorkshire Died: 22 June 1535, Tower Hill Canonized: 19 May 1935, Rome by Pope Pius XI...