The Dispatch

Death is inevitable, but damnation is not

June 20, 2020 Carl E. Olson 10

Readings: • Jer 20:10-13 • Psa 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 • Rom 5:12-15 • Matt 10:26-33 Recently, while watching a basketball game on television, I was horrified when a commercial came on that was completely inappropriate […]

Essay

The Martyrs of August

August 17, 2019 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 9

Editor’s note: This following homily was preached by the Reverend Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., at the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City on July 9, 2019. Some months, like August, […]

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Icons on ammo boxes

July 3, 2019 George Weigel 4

Throughout the 20th century — the greatest period of martyrdom in history — persecuted Christians used the dross of this world to make religious artifacts. Rosaries were constructed from bits and pieces of this-and-that. Crucifixes […]