Catholicism

The ancients who gained approval

With the beatification this week of Detroit’s own Fr. Solanus Casey, many Catholics are aware that the canonization of saints is an ancient practice. But fewer are aware that the roots of placing the saints as exemplars and role models goes back to biblical times. The most famous example of extolling the righteous feats of…

‘Tear down this wall’: How Christ’s cross conquered division

One of the most significant geopolitical symbols of our time is the wall. Winston Churchill famously condemned the rise of the Soviet bloc as an “iron curtain” that had descended across Europe. Nothing better symbolized Churchill’s metaphorical wall than the Berlin Wall, which divided the German capital from 1961 to 1989. When Mikhail Gorbachev, the…