Essay

A Saintly View of Vatican II

May 31, 2020 Douglas Bushman 27

“By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and […]

Columns

Why St. Thomas?

July 2, 2019 Joseph G. Trabbic 16

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 […]

Analysis

The Ratzinger Diagnosis  

April 24, 2019 George Weigel 19

Published a week short of his 92nd birthday, Joseph Ratzinger’s essay on the epidemiology of the clergy sex-abuse crisis vividly illustrated his still-unparalleled capacity to incinerate the brain-circuits of various Catholic progressives.  The origins of […]

Books

Lament for the Liturgy

January 27, 2019 Conor Dugan 72

Fifty years ago this April, Pope St. Paul VI issued the Apostolic Constitution, Missale Romanum, which promulgated the Novus Ordo Missae, the New Rite of the Roman Mass. The Novus Ordo went into effect the […]