Regis Martin

Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Martin is the author of a number of books, including Still Point: Loss, Longing, and Our Search for God (2012) and The Beggar's Banquet (Emmaus Road). His most recent book, published by Scepter, is called Looking for Lazarus: A Preview of the Resurrection.

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The Blood-Thirsty Democrats

Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent visit to an abortion clinic highlights how much the Democratic Party has embraced child-killing.

The Gaze That Burns Twice

Why not use the time of Lent to help speed things along for those in purgatory who, while saved, are yet not fully ready to reach across the finish line where the final Epiphany awaits them?

The Final Letter

St. Ignatius of Antioch’s Letter to Polycarp—the very last, and the shortest, of the seven written and sent since his arrest in Antioch—is not meant to tell him things he does not already know.

Courage at What Cost?

What is it about our bishops that keeps them so supine? Are there not any around willing to talk back to Rome?

Facing the Peril of Docetism

At the heart of the Docetist denial is horror at the prospect of God—a purely spiritual being, untouched by the material world in any way—actually becoming one of us.

Why Martyrdom Matters

There is no doubt whatsoever regarding St. Ignatius of Antioch’s great love and esteem for the city of Rome, or, more specifically, the Church of Rome.

My Advice? Step Down

The Church, which has always stood for sanity, may have to ask the Pope to step down in order to make things sane again.

Rendezvous in Rome

What else is martyrdom but an outward expression of an inward reality implicit in the act of becoming a Christian?

Memory and Mass

Christianity did not entirely disavow the ancient idea of memory, but instead baptized it, most perfectly in the re-presentation of the sacrifice of Calvary.

Segue to Sanctity

If the Office of Unity, symbolized by a sitting bishop, is necessary to the maintenance of faith, then holiness of life is the reason for it.

We Have Seen This Show Before

Contrary to some modern protests, there exists a norm or standard of right reason which applies to everyone in every place and time.

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