Russell Shaw has become the bull in the china shop of U.S. Catholic history, knocking heroes off pedestals and overturning conventional story-lines.
The debate over marriage will be at the forefront of American public life for the foreseeable future.
The recent papal interregnum and conclave underscored the importance of re-forming, and reforming, the College of Cardinals.
When Pope Francis stepped out onto the central loggia of St. Peter’s on the night of March 13, I thought of the man I had met in his Buenos Aires office 10 months before.
Chesterton’s rollicking humor, which bound both friend and foe to him, was not a quirk of personality. It was an expression of his Christian faith, hope and love.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the obvious, leading candidate to succeed John Paul II. There is no such clear frontrunner in 2013.
It was a brief greeting to former colleagues. But if you read Pope Francis’s April 18 letter to the Argentine bishops’ conference closely, you get a glimpse of the man, his convictions and his vision.
Most Americans haven’t the foggiest idea that a quasi-Stalinist, violently anti-Catholic regime once existed on our southern border. Those who don’t know how bad...
The defense of nascent trade unionism in late-19th-century America is a bright chapter in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States....
At this critical moment in history, there are two social justice priorities for the Catholic Church in the United States: the defense of life...