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April 11, 2021
Nathan Morley
Prince Philip in military uniform, 9 November 1947. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The life and times of a thoroughly modern royal By Nathan Morley Prince Philip set the tone for the royal family of the post-war era. In fact, he grew up at the speed of war. As a young lieutenant aboard the battleship Ramillies
March 30, 2021
From the Archives
The Cross is the sign of God's love. When Jesus says, "Take up your cross and follow me," he's also asking us to offer our difficulties to him and pointing us to those others with whom we share the Cross.
March 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Pilate came to flex imperial muscle. With a little shock and awe, he came to Jerusalem to remind the Jews that their primary identification was as Roman subjects.
March 16, 2021
Charles Coulombe
During the early persecutions of the Church, Pope St. Clement I appointed seven notaries to record the acts of the martyrs in each of the seven sectors of the city. The rest is history.
March 05, 2021
Sam Sweeney
Ultimately, the future of Aramaic as a living language is tied to the future of those speaking it. As the speakers of the language have fled the Middle East to America, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, the language has traveled with them. But it will be difficult for it to survive so far away from its homeland.
March 04, 2021
Sam Sweeney
In places like northeastern Syria, southern Turkey, and northern Iraq, local dialects remain the spoken language of surviving but dwindling communities.
March 04, 2021
Sam Sweeney
Iraq's Christians are heirs of a long linguistic tradition that dates back well before Christ, a tradition now tied to their fate.
March 01, 2021
Coche Inciarte
Nearly 50 years on from Flight 571’s crash in the Andes, survivor Coche Inciarte recalls feeling God’s presence amid the plane’s debris
February 07, 2021
Allan Scott
Allan Scott, co-creator of The Queen’s Gambit, looks back on his youth as he strolls along the beaches near Pluscarden Abbey.
February 04, 2021
Sir Bill Cash
Sir Bill Cash reflects on how his Catholic faith and love of history have fortified him in his political battles over nearly four decades
February 03, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Joe Biden has issued three executive orders to overturn Trump-era immigration policies. The orders aim to reunite parents separated from their children at the border, tackle the root causes of immigration and evaluate the existing immigration system in America. In his first order, Biden established an interagency task force to be chaired by the Secretary
February 02, 2021
Phillip C. Adamo
In the 13th century, eight monks walked from Burgundy to northern Scotland to found Pluscarden Abbey. Philip C Adamo follows in their footsteps