The Dispatch

The Relics of Christ: The Nails

April 14, 2022 Thomas L. McDonald 6

Spread throughout the world, in cathedrals and chapels, are perhaps three dozen rough iron nails claiming to be the nails that pierced the flesh of Christ. With so many claimants, there’s a temptation to dismiss […]


John XXIII and the Jews

April 3, 2014 Thomas L. McDonald 1

The press called him a caretaker pope. Elected on October 28, 1958, at the age of 77, he was expected to warm the Chair of Peter for a few years without making any great waves. […]