Columns

What to do with politics?

February 5, 2023 James Kalb 7

In Philippians 4:6, the Apostle Paul tells us: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think […]

Books

History for laughs and for keeps

February 3, 2023 Edward Short 1

Many readers of Karl Keating’s 1054 and All That: A Lighthearted History of the Catholic Church might be tempted to see the book as little more than an amusing chronology of the Church history no […]

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Cardinal McElroy’s Grand Deception

January 30, 2023 Larry Chapp 112

Cardinal Robert W. McElroy of San Diego, in his recent manifesto on synodality (“Cardinal McElroy on ‘radical inclusion’ for L.G.B.T. people, women and others in the Catholic Church”) in America magazine, has done us a […]

Columns

Why St. Thomas?

January 28, 2023 Joseph G. Trabbic 41

The Church has given the title “doctor” to some of her saints. In Latin doctor means “teacher” and the doctors of the Church are teachers of a very special sort. Pius X calls them “our […]