Father John McCloskey

A Fresh Look at Timeless Truths

Father C. John McCloskey, III, STD is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He currently is Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington DC. From 1985-1990, he was a chaplain at Princeton University. He is perhaps best known for guiding into the Church such luminaries as Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Lawrence Kudlow, Robert Novak, Judge Robert Bork and Senator Sam Brownback. more »

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Making Gay OK Book Review
How rationalizing homosexual behavior is changing everything.

The Passion Begins
In our own affliction, we grasp something of how He suffered for each one of us.

John Ford: Poet in the Desert Book Review
Over a long and complicated life, Ford directed over 400 films.

Pope Francis on the Family and Human Life
The pope will not and cannot change fundamental church doctrine.

Epistle to New Masters of the Universe
Silicon Valley will continue to change the world, but in what ways?

Why and How to Make a Retreat
Why every Catholic should make an annual retreat.

Help Wanted: Spiritual Direction
Why every Catholic should have a Spiritual Director.

Papal Economics Book Review
The Catholic Church on democratic capitalism.

Abuse of Discretion Book Review
The inside story of Roe v. Wade.

Hope for the Pro-Life Movement
Is the annual March for Life, held on the 22nd of January, worth the trouble?

American Women and the Culture Wars
A reflection on the 25th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem.

Tea Party Catholic Book Review
The Catholic case for limited government.

The Case for Polarized Politics Book Review
Why America needs social conservatism.

True or False Possession Book Review
How to distinguish the demonic from the demented.

Continuing the Legacy: Blessed Newman's Lasting Impression on the University
Catholic families should familiarize themselves with Newman's ideas.

Will Many Be Saved? Book Review
Ralph Martin examines what Vatican II actually teaches and its implications for the New Evangelization.

Writing from Left to Right Book Review
Michael Novak's journey from liberal to conservative.

Pope Francis and the Church's Witness Against War
The Church's view on war is too often dismissed as utopian and simplistic.

What Jesus Really Said About The End of the World Book Review
David Currie refutes the notion that Jesus falsely predicted when the world would end.

Winning the World, One Friend at a Time
Winning converts should be a constant concern for all Catholics.

A Faith Brief Book Review
A lawyer's argument for why faith prevails over doubt.

Not Peace But a Sword Book Review
Robert Spencer expands on the vast differences between Christianity and Islam.

The Catholic Guide to Depression Book Review
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty explains how the saints, the Sacraments and psychiatry can help you break its grip and find happiness again.

Hope for the Gospel of Life in America
Blessed Pope John Paul the Great has told us what to do.

American Church: the Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America Book Review
Russell Shaw considers whether Catholicism in America is in progress or regress.

A Reason Open to God: On Universities, Education, and Culture Book Review
All of Pope Benedict's talks on the subjects mentioned in the title.

Carl Schmitt and the Vision of Beauty
Catholic America has produced an artist of genius and his name is Carl Schmitt.

Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future Book Review
Samuel Gregg writes a sobering, many faceted, but not fatalistic look at our present and possible futures.

The Top Seven Tasks for Pope Francis
Who am I to offer advice to the new Pope? Nobody, of course.

On the Meaning of Sex Book Review
J. Budziszewski examines the sad effects of our era's shallow understanding of sex on the lives.

Orphans No More
Two words are key to fulfilling the Church's mission: evangelization and holiness.

Recommended Reading

Articles About Cardinal Newman
Fr. McCloskey's articles on Venerable John Henry Newman.

Winning New Converts
As the Catechism reminds us, winning converts to our Faith should be a constant concern for all Catholics: "The true apostle is on the lookout for occasions of announcing Christ by word, either to unbelievers... or to the faithful." How should we go about it?

Spiritual Reading
Despite the lure of secular media, Catholics must spend time reading the Sacred Scriptures and other spiritual classics. Father John explains why we need spiritual reading and offers advice on what and how to read.

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, a 2000-Year History Book Review
H.W. Crocker makes the history of the Church come alive in this new book. Crocker writes with an attitude: he presumes that the Catholic Church is a divine institution founded by Christ and destined to last until the Second Coming.

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