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Castel Gandolfo and Lago Albano

Castel Gandolfo

Overlooking a crater lake hidden within the hills southeast of Rome, the papal palace (and gardens and observatory) at Castel Gandolfo has provided popes a respite from Rome's summer heat.

Prime Matters
Sep 30, 2021
Tim Busch, founder of the Napa Institute

The Napa Institute and the Next America

Through liturgy, academic formation, and fraternity, the Napa Institute seeks to prepare Catholics for life and the adventure of evangelization in our current apostolic age.

Timothy R. Busch
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jul 15, 2021
Portrait of G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton's Pub and a Sacramental World

In the sixth chapter of Letters to a Young Catholic, Weigel explores Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese to reflect on the life and vision of G.K. Chesterton.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Jul 15, 2021
The American flag hangs in the sunlight

Memorial Day, Catholic Style

As Christ himself taught that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one's friends, we remember the service rendered to us by those who gave all for our sake.

May 27, 2021
A pencil, sharpener, and notebook

American Catholic Education (and Motherhood)

One of the most impressive aspects of the American Catholic experience has been the creation and maintenance of a robust school system. That school system is now at a precarious decision point.

May 13, 2021
An empty city street


While the western world refuses to reproduce, the production of embryonic human beings for experimental purposes continues to expand.

May 6, 2021
The Palace of Culture and Science and Skyline of Warsaw, Poland

A Longsuffering Witness

The dynamics of Church and State are an unendingly interesting object of study and fascination, often revealing the rugged beauty of the Church as it encounters persecution face to face.

Apr 29, 2021
A confessional

Sealing Confession: A Theological Justification for Keeping a Lid on It

Recent political challenges to the seal of confession have called into question the role of the sacrament of Reconciliation in the life of the Catholic faith.

Dr. Michael J. Morris
Dr. Jared Schumacher
Apr 22, 2021
Versailles, France

Engaging the Enlightenment: A Symposium

What is the Enlightenment, and how does it relate to Christianity? Drs. Blum and Stuart explore the Enlightenment and its implications for Christian thought and culture.

Dr. Christopher Blum
Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Apr 15, 2021
Man with child on his shoulders

The Power of Family

Shifting understandings of the human person and the family present the Church with obstacles and opportunities.

Apr 8, 2021