Forty-five years after his death, the founder of Opus Dei, whose lay-oriented personal prelature anticipated the work of Vatican II, remains a very timely model of holiness for all generations.
By Solène Tadié
“Take no notice. Madness has always been the term that 'prudent' people apply to God's works. Forward! Without fear!” (The Way, No. 479)
Irish Catholics will increasingly need the courage, wisdom and perseverance of martyrs like St. Oliver Plunkett to spread the faith in a society hostile to the Gospel.
By Tracey Harkin
“Everything he did, from the time he was a boy, was to promote the Catholic Church.”
By Jim Graves
Any attempt to mold Shakespeare into the image of “our own deplorable epoch” is ridiculously absurd.
By Joseph Pearce
Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened its doors Wednesday.
The cathedral, pilgrim welcome center, and public hostels along the Spanish pilgrimage route reopened on July 1 following a more than three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When Archbishop Carlo Viganò made headlines in August 2018, it was for a sweeping open letter that accused Church officials of complicity and cover-up in the scandal surrounding sexual abuser Theodore McCarrick.
The pope’s response to the Viganò letter was direct: “I will not say a single word on this.”
Benedict XVI’s older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus' visit.
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger died in Bavaria at the age of 96 on July 1.
The pope emeritus was able to say a last goodbye to his older brother on June 22 at the end of a four-day trip to Germany to spend time with his ailing brother.