The Dominican Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama has been welcoming women of all ethnicities since the 1940s.
Sister Mary Jordan is a member of the Dominican Monastery of St. Jude in
Marbury, Alabama. The cloistered community was founded in 1944 and
welcomed women of all ethnic backgrounds, a practice not typical of the
era. The community is today
home to eig...
Several of the key moves in Luther’s life were made as a rebellious answer to the authority he encountered at the time, including entering the monastery and founding his own church.
This coming year will mark the
five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses
onto the door of the collegiate church of Wittenberg, traditionally
regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
been a cause of some concern and consternation for many Catholics to
have learned that there ...
Those who say that doctrines must serve the Church's pastoral mission have both inverted the proper order of things and placed sentiment above shepherding.
Years ago I wrote an article titled "Dogma is Not a Dirty Word". In it, I noted how those who criticize the Church for being "dogmatic" fail to understand that everyone is dogmatic in a very real sense, as G.K. Chesterton noted in his 1905 book Heretics: "Man can be defined as an animal...
"If we’re interested in equipping lay Catholics to think through economic issues," says Dr. Samuel Gregg, "more time should be invested in explaining principles of Catholic social teaching and how they relate to each other."
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton
Institute, the author of several books and numerous articles, and
a frequent contributor to Catholic World Report. He has
written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy,
economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. Dr.
Gregg has an MA in political philosophy f...
As we celebrate the feast day of the Polish pope, it is fitting to consider the profound and multifaceted impact of his papacy.
Today, we celebrate
the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II, whose pontificate was the third-longest
ever and who was canonized just nine years after his death, making his the
shortest canonization cause in modern Church history. John Paul II was a pope
who broke many other records. If we try to imagine what the world and the
Church would be like today if on October 16, 197...