Paul Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor is a husband, father, a college professor and a best-selling author.  He teaches political science at Grove City College where he is Executive Director of the Institute for Faith and Freedom.  He is author of The Devil and Karl Marx (TAN Books, 2020).

Connellsville,,Pennsylvania/united,States,-,May,31,,2019:,Stained,Glass,Window

Remembering Leo XIII’s Arcanum—On Christian Marriage

Few popes in the history of the Church had the impact of Pope Leo XIII. Born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci on March 2, 1810, he was the sixth of seven sons born to Count Lodovico Pecci and Anna Prosperi-Buzi. At age eight, Lodovico and Anna sent their son to study at a Catholic school…

Cascia,,Italy,June,29,,2019:,Saint,Rita's,Tomb,With,Her

St. Rita of Cascia: One of the Incorruptibles

She has become one of my favorite saints, and yet I usually don’t think of her until her feast day, which every year is May 22. In fact, you would be reading this article earlier, ahead of her feast day, if I had thought ahead. Her feast day also happens to be the day when…

Barcelona,,Spain,-,May,15,,2017:,Portrait,Of,The,Saint

Divine Mercy Sunday and St. Faustina’s Message

This Sunday, April 24, 2022, is Divine Mercy Sunday, given to us by Saint Faustina Kowalska, by the pope who canonized her, and by their Lord Jesus. In a personal moment of divine inspiration or plain dumb luck (more likely in my case), I grabbed her famous Diary to check if she had any revelations…

Our,Lady,Of,Fatima,Statue

To Consecrate Russia—and Oneself and One’s Family

On this Friday, March 25, 2022, the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis will be consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica. This is a big deal. It’s a big deal to the world. But consecration is also a big deal to each…

Kolomna,,Russia,-,May,,30,,2020:,Monument,To,Saint,Cyril

Appealing to Saints Cyril and Methodius—Heralds of Light and Faith

In June 2014, my family experienced something special. We had a private Mass in the crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It was our only visit there. Descending the stairs and quietly walking past the literal bones of St. Peter himself is a surreal experience. I carried my youngest and whispered to him that…

Ivano-frankivsk,,Ukraine,-,October,17,,2015:,Bas-relief,With,The,Image

Inspiration from the Ukrainian Martyrs

The current battle playing out in the public eye between a Russian authoritarian leader and the people of the Ukraine is unfortunately nothing new. This is a rivalry that goes way back. And the worst times was the period when Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union and its atheistic and (indeed) genuinely evil…

Winnetka,,Illinois,/,Usa,€“,December,27,2019,,Front,Of

Catholic Elements of Home Alone

Released in November 1990, in time for the Thanksgiving and holiday theater-rush, the film Home Alone became an instant Christmas classic. It was a box-office smash, grossing nearly a half-billion dollars in receipts worldwide. It received numerous accolades, with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Its main star, Macaulay Culkin, became a household name. The…

Yerevan,,Armenia,-,26,June,2016:,Visit,To,The,First

Julia Meloni’s The St. Gallen Mafia: Crucial Insights into Pope Francis

Julia Meloni’s new book, The St. Gallen Mafia, is a fascinating work. Rarely do I push through a book in two days, but this time I did. The research and writing are outstanding. A read of the text and study of the footnotes and bibliography make clear that Meloni seems to have read every book…

Gdansk,,Poland-25,April,2019:,Statues,Of,Ronald,Reagan,And,Pope

John Paul II’s Feast Day and Historic Landmarks

October 22 is the feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II (on the General Roman Calendar). And for this year, 2021, his feast day comes at a historically notable time. This year marks some remarkable anniversaries related to what in retrospect was one of the sainted pope’s most notable historical accomplishments: the defeat of…

Antwerp,,Belgium,-,September,5:,Fresco,Of,Temptation,Of,Jesus

Unchained

I love the old Twilight Zone episodes. One of my favorites is called “The Howling Man.” A bedraggled, desperate, ill tourist somewhere in the remote mountains of Europe happens upon a monastery late at night in the middle of nowhere. The monks and the abbot, Brother Jerome, are reluctant to let him in, but their…