Viewpoints

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...

Why 1 in 10 new priests in the US come from homeschooling families

The number is staggering, considering there is only one homeschooler for every 20 students in Catholic schools…

Ireland, Abortion and the Eighth Amendment

By repealing the Eighth Amendment, the Irish people would be stripping the unborn of all legal protections…

Pentecost and the Freedom From Babel

The original confusion of languages was the final fruit of original sin. The Holy Spirit ended this confusion at Pentecost…

Was a Memoir of a Jewish Boy ‘Kidnapped’ by the Pope Doctored?

Edgardo Mortara was raised as a Catholic after Pope Blessed Pius IX learned he had been secretly baptized by a nursemaid…

Study of the universe ‘an act of worship,’ Vatican astronomer says

“God is bigger than just what we see around here”…

Questions and Answers About Lent and Lenten Practices

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Answers What Is on Your Mind...