Growing in Faith

A visionary who sought to reconcile science, Christianity

In his efforts to tie ecological concerns to the theology and practice of the church, Benedict XVI recently made the following statement...

The conversion story of a cradle Catholic

My “conversion” story is different than others you may have read since I have always been Catholic. I am a “cradle Catholic.” I...

Rahner’s influential Transcendental Thomism

The 20th century saw the blossoming of a circle of extremely important Catholic theologians and philosophers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, Bernard...

A witty and yet profound Christian apologist

Christian apologetics, form the Greek word apologia (“in defense of”), is that discipline which offers rational and systematic arguments for the truths of Christian...

An intellectual, and highly influential, convert

Following the loose chronology of this series on Great Christian Thinkers, I had planned to write this week on the momentously influential John Henry...

A saint ‘hard on himself, and gentle with others’

Pope Benedict XVI has sought to encourage the spiritual lives of priests worldwide by honoring them in a special way from June 19,...

Missionaries with different approaches to evangelization

Evangelization, the sharing with others that Good News which we have received through no merit of our own, is a privilege and duty...

A saint, mystic, and doctor of the church

Teresa, the granddaughter of a Jewish convert to Christianity, was born to Beatriz and Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda in Avila on March...

A wounded soldier learns to seek God in all things

Iñigo Lopez de Oñaz y Loyola was born in the Basque country of northern Spain near the Bay of Biscay in 1491, the...
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