A forum of Catholic Thought

Who's listening to the women?

The leaked draft Supreme Court document that laid out the case for overturning Roe v. Wade making abortion a constitutional right has provoked an uproar. Abortion advocates are furious that the forthcoming ...



The most beautiful church in the worldFather Roger J. Landry

Pope Benedict XVI has often said that the most effective apologetic for Christianity are the lives of the saints and the art that the Church has grown in her womb. For that reason, the Church must always ...

Missing Mass on cruise shipFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Every summer, my husband and I go on a cruise. Only one cruise line (Holland America) continues to have a priest on board to say Mass. When we travel on other cruise lines, frequently we have missed ...

Take your bill and write 50John Garvey

Every course in constitutional law begins with a discussion of Marbury v. Madison, an 1803 case that established the power of judicial review. Marbury struck down a federal statute that purported to enlarge ...

The cardinal and JimmyGeorge Weigel

Tertullian, the first major Christian theologian to write in Latin, is thought to have coined the maxim "Semen est sanguis Christianorum," typically (and rather freely) translated as "the blood of martyrs ...

HeavenwardJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The movie "The Martian" was on cable TV the other night, just as I was beginning to emerge from a week in bed due to a virus that wasn't even COVID. (I had almost forgotten that there are, in fact, ...

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop WilliamsViolet Hurst

On April 27, 1822 -- 200 years ago last month -- John Joseph Williams, first Archbishop of Boston, was born. Archbishop Williams was the second child of Irish immigrants Michael Williams and Ann Egan. ...

When a Whisper Becomes a ShoutMaureen Crowley Heil

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is watching you? I don't mean in a creepy way; just that someone was looking over your shoulder. Maybe to tap you on the shoulder when you're about to ...

Slumps happen, but this is seriousDick Flavin

When a team is playing well, it seems to find ways to win ball games it might otherwise be expected to lose. The reverse is also true; slumping teams sometimes find uncanny ways of snatching defeat from ...