Daniel-Rops and the Holiness of Historyby Justine Krug Buisson. This is the account of the career of an extraordinary writer and publisher who presents Christ as a living presence in history. He published 70 books in 30 years.
Last TestamentOn May 24,1996, a group of Islamic terrorists announced that they had "slit the throats" of seven French Trappist monks whom they had kidnapped from the monastery of Tibherine in Algeria and held as hostages for two months.
Living MiraclePennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey tells the story of his miraculous recovery from certain death, and the role of his faith and family as well as his political principles (from Sursum Corda!, Summer 1996)
Louis of Granada: The Layman's Theologianby Fr Jordan Aumann OP. Louis of Granada stands without a peer among Dominican ascetical writers, and throughout the 17th Century his writings were a constant source of inspiration and education for Christians throughout the civilized world.
Making of a Moral Theologianby Russell Shaw. Grisez is recognized as a pioneer in moral theology--the author of an ambitious three-volume work that may guide Catholic scholars for generations.
Monsignor Knox: A Reluctant LegendMsgr. Knox earnestly hoped that he - "the perpetrator of the Knox Bible" - would in time be forgotten. But as Wilfrid Sheed points out so convincingly in this article, there is a slim chance of that.
On Trial AgainThe campaign to defame Cardinal Stepinac began when Tito could not convince the Zagreb archbishop to break with Rome. (from Catholic World Report, August/September 1998)
Patriot, Not a NationalistA profile of Cardinal Stepinac and his struggles with the Communists in Croatia. (from Catholic World Report, August/September 1998)
Poet of the LiturgyAn article by Fr Thomas Burke SJ about the poet Francis Thompson, who used the language of the liturgy and applied it to nature with an understanding that such language was not extraneous or exotic, but native to nature.
Several-Storied Thomas Mertonby Robert Royal. An examination of the life of Thomas Merton, his leading ideas, his inner conflicts and the different stages of his thought -- some good, some bad. (from First Things, February 1997)