• The North American Martyrs: Testament to Authentic Evangelization

    The Second Vatican Council, citing the words of Christ – “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19) – decrees: “Therefore, all... Read more
  • Polish priest, martyr and hero: Remembering Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko

    When Communist officials kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, they likely did not intend to help create a Polish hero, martyr and future saint for the Catholic Church. Although the Communists had been trying to kill Popiełuszko in ways that would seem like an accident, they... Read more
  • Doctors, priest remember Blessed Carlo Acutis’ last days

    Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis, who was beatified in a ceremony last week in Italy, didn’t spend much time in hospital before dying of cancer. But he made a lasting impression on the doctors and priest attending to him. “Carlo was like a meteor with a quick passage through our ward;... Read more
  • St. Teresa of Avila and the fearful Catholic

    Fear is antithetical to the Catholic heart, as is retreating into seclusion out of fear. Ours is a boldly incarnational faith with an attitude of universal togetherness, and the secular agenda at large is one of fearful... Read more
  • Unmasking Popular Spiritualities: What Teresa of Avila Can Teach Us Today

    The teachings of Teresa of Avila are a vital source of wisdom for many who seek a deeper life of prayer. EWTN’s Daniel Burke, founder of the Avila Institute, often provides testimony how the teachings of this Doctor of the Church guided him through the shallows of Quietism and into the... Read more
  • St. Edward the Confessor and Christian Unity

    The Catholic Church in England has a history rich with beauty and ugliness, wonders and horrors, saints and scandalous sinners. This long, storied history stretches back into the mists of time, and at times is more nebulous than clear. However, one of the many bright beacons in the distant,... Read more
  • So That All May Believe: The ‘Miracle of the Sun’

    It was raining at the Cova da Iria on Oct. 13, 1917 – raining so much, in fact, that the crowds gathered there, their clothing drenched and dripping, slipped in the puddles and along the trails of mud. Those who had umbrellas opened them against the downpour, but they were still... Read more
  • St. John Henry Newman and America

    The recent news that the Bishop of Northampton has declined to move forward with the cause for the canonization of G. K. Chesterton was not well received in the United States. At this year’s annual conference of the American Chesterton Society in Kansas City, the news was met with... Read more
  • “The Social Dilemma” and the Silent Carthusians

    The new Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma—a film about the dark side of social media explained by the Silicon Valley innovators behind it—is a kind of public service for the digital age. Most of us talk about how addictive our smartphones are. We are concerned about the role... Read more
  • Into Great Silence with Saint Bruno the Carthusian

    In the pantheon of Catholic religious orders—Carmelites, Claretians, Camoldolese, Cistercians, Capuchin and Conventual Franciscans, Clunaics, Canons Regular, Clerics Regular—the Carthusians stand out as one of the oldest most austere. The Carthusians are, in fact, so far removed from... Read more