CNA reports: Biographer Joseph Pearce says the famous South African poet Roy Campbell saw the Spanish Civil War as a religious conflict between Christianity and atheistic modernism. Read more here.
Get Religion: Fidel Castro will be received back into the communion of the Roman Catholic Church during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island in March, the Italian press is reporting. If true, this is a remarkable story — and … Continue reading
Catholicism.org contributor, Mrs. Eleonore Villarrubia, a graduate of Tulane University, left me a very interesting page from the university’s quarterly magazine (Fall, 2011) on the accidental discovery, in the rare book collection of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, of a moveable-type … Continue reading
John Bergsma, The Sacred Page: By far the most interesting session at the recent Society of Biblical Literature Congress in San Francisco was one I wandered into by chance. Read the rest here.
Catholic Culture: Father Athanasius McVay, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest in Canada, and Lubomyr Luciuk, a professor at the Royal Military College of Canada, have coauthored the newly published book The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican … Continue reading
After reading this short piece by Pat McNamara, I was stunned that the early Jesuit founders of Fordham never once, that we know of, asked the very troubled Edgar Allen Poe to become a Catholic. And this was when the … Continue reading
There is a book titled Angels of the Battlefield that relates the incredible stories of the Sisters of Charity in ministering to the wounded of both sides of this devastating war between the states. It is one of the most … Continue reading
The current definition of the Middle Ages implies that they are an intermediary epoch between two civilizations, and, therefore, only a break in the course of civilization. There is no term about whose definition there is more perfect agreement than … Continue reading
As has already been noted on the SBC website, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, who in 1916 became heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has died. I’d like to offer a couple of additional thoughts. The Archduke passed away … Continue reading
It is probably safe to say that everyone reading this knows of the famous preacher on Boston Common of the 1950’s, Father Leonard Feeney, and of the religious brothers who accompanied him there each Sunday. Father preached the unvarnished truth … Continue reading
Paul Kengor has an informative article on LifeNews website about Roger Baldwin, founder of American Civil Liberties Union. Here is the lede: As someone with the highly unusual task of researching old, declassified Soviet and Communist Party USA archives, I … Continue reading
Practically every American has heard of the storied railroad engineer of the late 1800’s, Casey Jones, made famous throughout the years in song, story, and film. But it is generally not known that he was baptized a Catholic at the … Continue reading
I was surprised to read that they were all Franciscans. Pat McNamara’s blog has this fascinating information in his column from a couple of weeks ago. Three of the first American missioners were blood brothers, born in Germany, who, in … Continue reading
The Catholic Thing: Pope Pius X is often criticized because in 1910 he demanded that all priests take an anti-modernist oath. It’s hardly known that in 1905 he ordered all priests around the world to do something else, perhaps even … Continue reading