Catholic Culture

Just don’t take away the Mass

Just don’t take away the Mass By Phil Lawler | Mar 12, 2020 Let me confess in advance: if my diocese follows the example set by the Seattle archdiocese, and suspends the public celebration of Mass, I’ll be looking for a priest who leaves the door unlocked when he celebrates... read more

How the earliest known relics of an English saint came to light

By David Keys, Catholic Herald, March 12, 2020 The princess St Eanswythe, who died around 660, came from one of the most important families in Anglo-Saxon England. She was the granddaughter of St Ethelbert and his wife St Bertha, the king and queen who – along with St Augustine, the first de... read more

Is the Pope Catholic?

What Francis hath wrought. by Robert Royal, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2019 Even when, as at present, the Catholic Church exercises very little direct political or social power, its continued witness to the world after two millennia retains a compelling grandeur. Empires rise and... read more

Thoughts on the Lay Vocation

By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing, February 5, 2020 Over the past eighteen months, we’ve heard a great deal about the need for lay activism and lay collaboration in the management of Church affairs. I’m all for it. Such action items are, in principle, good and necessary. And also... read more

The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles, Calif., January 26, 2020- Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is... read more

When does the Christmas season end?

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, January 06, 2020 Is it December 26? January 6? February 2? In secular culture the Christmas season begins around Halloween and ends on December 26. However, in the Roman Catholic Church, the liturgical season of Christmas only begins on December 25 and lasts much... read more