Matthew Schmitz

Post-conciliar liturgical aesthetics come from the same logic as Chanel’s elitism

Charles Kingsley anticipated countless people today who see sex as transcendent

The danger to Western Christians doesn’t come from sword-and-sandals tyrants, but from an enforced code of etiquette

Both popes were hailed as liberal reformers and laboured under huge expectations. But there are also profound differences

On the 10th anniversary of Fr Neuhaus’s death, Matthew Schmitz remembers how he used conversation to draw people to God

On the 10th anniversary of Fr Neuhaus’s death, Matthew Schmitz remembers how he used conversation to draw people to God

Two dark Christmas movies provide the perfect antidote to Yuletide sentimentality

When Newman’s friends called him a saint, he insisted he was a mere writer. But now Rome has accepted a second miracle

Ex-Catholics never seem to propose any higher, truer teaching than the Catholic faith

Visiting the Eternal City feels like a kind of homecoming