• Sept. 11, 2001: When John Paul II Grieved With America

    VATICAN CITY — As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. “I... Read more
  • How Pius XII treated Jewish orphans after World War II

    Scholars of Pope Pius XII have countered claims that the wartime pope and the Catholic Church hierarchy were complicit in a controversial post-war custody battle over two Jewish orphans who were baptized Christians in France, then hidden from their relatives. Researcher William Doino Jr.... Read more
  • The Catholic Case Against Communism

    In July 2019, America magazine, the top Jesuit publication, published a piece titled, “The Catholic Case for Communism,” with an accompanying photo of Bolivian leader Evo Morales handing a “communist crucifix” to Pope Francis. It suggested that Catholics can find common cause... Read more
  • Why Not Cancel Karl Marx?

    In a cancel culture targeting everyone from Confederate to Union generals, Columbus to Winston Churchill, Francis Scott Key to even Abraham Lincoln and all of Mt. Rushmore, and where the racial statements and attitudes of every historical figure are scrutinized, it’s funny who gets a... Read more
  • The ruin of Solomon’s Temple aids in study of Earth’s magnetism

    For most experts in the field of archaeology, excavation sites are windows into the past offering invaluable information and artifacts that can help us piece together the cultural histories of our species. For the team currently examining the site of Solomon’s Temple, however, the work is... Read more
  • Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

    Suffragette Susan B. Anthony would not take “No” for an answer. In November 1872, despite a discriminatory law that denied women the right to vote, Anthony cast her ballot for president of the United States. Anthony believed that the Constitution already guaranteed women’s right to vote... Read more
  • Celebrating the Centennial of “The Miracle on the Vistula”

    August 15 marks the Feast of the Assumption as well as the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, during which the Polish Army defeated the Red Army, which sought to not only to conquer Poland but to export revolution much farther west. The convergence of the Polish victory and the feast marking... Read more
  • Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

    Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event. “During the sixty-three days of the Warsaw Uprising, which... Read more
  • The Jesuit Priests Who Survived Hiroshima

    Seventy-five years ago — on Aug. 6, 1945 — a B-29 Superfortress named the Enola Gay struck out across the Pacific and dropped a uranium-235 atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” flattened buildings for miles in all directions. Tens of thousands of people... Read more
  • Cancel, Conform, Control: Survivors of Communism Discuss U.S. Culture

    The destruction and removal of statues around the country this summer isn’t new to Carlos Eire, who as a 10-year-old, watched members of the Castro regime use sledgehammers to destroy a religious statue in Havana, Cuba, in the early 1960s aftermath of the country’s communist... Read more