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 »
DVDs and MP3s
EWTN now offers DVDs and MP3s by Father McCloskey. learn more »
YouTube also hosts a number of short video segments. learn more »
SIGN UP to be notified of new articles.
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.
My Reaction to Pope Francis
An interview by Hugh Hewitt.
Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church Book Review
George Weigel' timing could not have been better for the release of his latest book.
Letter to the Editor
In response to the NYT piece, The Wages of Celibacy.
The Bad Catholic's Guide to the Catechism Book Review
John Zmirak's book is witty, insightful, doctrinally sound and truly contemporary.
Papa, Say It Isn't So
Father's reaction to the Holy Father's resignation.
Letter to the Editor
The Catholic Church is made up of sinners and pretends nothing less.
The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Dr. Nathanson the Prophet
We need the witness of prophets like Nathanson to inspire us to continue our work for a culture of life.
More Wise Insights from the Pope
Pope Benedict's The Infancy Narratives comes at the perfect time.
The Recent Unpleasantness
Let's get to work and remember to pray... Miracles happen!
A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver Book Review
Mark Shriver relates that everyone — from presidents to janitors — called his father a "good man."
Defending the Free Market Book Review
Father Robert Sirico could not have written a timelier book than his latest.
Why Does God Only Forgive When We Repent?
While we are asked to forgive regardless?
Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaría Escrivá Book Review
Eric Sammons' insightful book is written with the zeal of a convert.
Adam and Eve after the Pill Book Review
The ongoing impact of the Pill, which in Eberstadt's opinion has changed, well, everything.
In my judgment, mainstream Protestantism is in an irreversible freefall.
True Freedom: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty Book Review
Cardinal Dolan's book serves as an invaluable help in our fight for religious liberty.
What Is Film Noir? Book Review
William Park offers a reminder of what artful and truly adult entertainment films can provide.
The Golden Age Cometh
Increasingly, the Catholic Church is the only option for serious Christians in the United States.
Converts and Kingdoms: How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again Foreward
Diane Moczar deals with great conversions to Catholicism through the centuries and down to our own time
Seek First the Kingdom: Challenging the Culture by Living Our Faith Book Review
Cardinal Donald Wuerl reminds us of the importance of going into the voting booth with a well-formed conscience.
Steve Jobs and the New Evangelization
We evangelizers can learn from him.
Preface for Introduction to the Devout Life
Father reviews his favorite spiritual reading book.
All Things Made New: The Mysteries of the World in Christ Book Review
A serious book about the most serious of things, the mysteries of faith.
Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? Book Review
If you are searching for the authoritative Baedeker Guide to the End of the West, search no longer.
A second look at one of my most controversial articles.
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?
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.
More Featured Articles by Father John...