The Problems of Hagiography

By Zachary Guiliano The Christian Church has no shortage of saints. This may come as some surprise to many, who associate the Church primarily with its views on the universality of sin. “All have sinned and ... Read More...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

By Neil Dhingra Famously, Dorothy Day once said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.” The writer Robert Ellsberg, who had recorded that line, noted that Day did not want to be reduced to a predictable quasi-aesthetic ideal — “s... Read More...

St. John Henry Newman, a Shared Legacy

The canonization of John Henry Newman this year provides an opportunity for Anglicans to look back on his legacy in our own church. Newman was a priest of the Church of England before he was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. In many ways, his contribution to both Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism is a legacy shared between the traditions.

Saints with a Capital S

Our heroes are the saints — from the well-known, like St. Mary the Virgin or St. Francis, to the more obscure, like St. Sebastian or St. Lucy.