The traditional Lenten practices of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are spiritual disciplines to be followed along the six-week pilgrimage from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Triduum. As I suggested
Composed in the wake of 9/11, “The Dream Isaiah Saw” quickly became a contemporary Christmas classic. The hymn’s powerful evocation of the peaceable kingdom on God’s holy mountain, described by the greatest
Advent-2023 is as short as Advent can be, so this annual column on Christmas gift books that will inspire, entertain, inform, or all of the above comes a bit earlier
On November 29th, 2023, George Weigel delivered a lecture titled, “John Paul II: the Priority of Culture, and the Contemporary Culture Wars” at the Angelicum in Rome.
The lecture explored John Paul II’s teaching on the priority of culture in the free and virtuous society of the future, as he outlined in Centesimus Annus.
It’s a rare occasion when the word “unprecedented” can be used for a Church whose history extends over two millennia. Yet something unprecedented happened in the Polish village of Markowa
Ever since the 1596 Union of Brest re-established full communion between the Bishop of Rome and several ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Eastern Europe, what we know today as the Ukrainian Greek
REVIEW: ‘The Word: How We Translate the Bible—and Why It Matters’ by John Barton On September 29, 1952, the D.C. Armory—capable of accommodating an audience of 10,000 and the site
I wish all those who find themselves concerned, depressed, befuddled, or angry at the present state of the Church could have spent July 3–21 in that city of saints, Cracow,
On first encountering Fr. Victor B. Galeone at Baltimore’s St. Paul Latin High School in September 1965, my freshman classmates and I didn’t imagine we were meeting the future bishop
Few of the following qualify as “beach reading”; they all qualify as good reading. In graduate school, I was informed that there was no such thing as “biblical theology,” only
Last month’s midterm elections made it painfully clear that many pro-life advocates and politicians are at sea in the post-Roe v. Wade environment. Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen’s What to
In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is Siegfried? Siegfried is the opera that begins at 7 p.m.