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 Honored Dead

We can debate the morality and prudence of our wars, but we also can be grateful to those who fought and died before most of us were even born.

Are We Willing to Defend Our Faith?

If Catholic conviction about Christ, grounded in history from the time of the first stirrings of the Church’s life on the day of Pentecost, is true, then we’re all obliged to defend it.

The Flight From Reality

We are anchored to earth, yet we must aim for heaven, orchestrating our lives in a kind of rhythmic movement between these two orders of being.

Put an End to the Madness!

Pope Francis has to stop the madness, and until he steps in to do so the Church will continue to fracture and unravel, spiraling completely out of control.

The Joys of Gender

What appears to be a perfectly natural and normal sexual identity has now become nothing more than a social construct, thus enabling people endlessly to experiment with their biological being, juggling one or more genders at a time. 

Seeing Easter in a Sonnet

What is the sound we hear that alone may dispel the darkness, vanquishing beneath its wings the dangers that assail us? Nothing less than the Third Person of the Trinity.

Rousing the Realm of the Dead

In the life of Christ, there is an event tucked away between Friday’s death and Sunday’s rising about which we know very little. Yet it contains the hidden key on which the whole story turns.

When Gods Descend

The story of Zeus forcing himself upon Leda contrasts sharply with the invitation of the true God to the young girl of Nazareth.

The Splendor of Theology

When the truth and the life of the Catholic Thing coexist, the result will constitute nothing less than the splendor of theology itself.  

A Hill On Which To Die

Defending marriage these days would seem to be a hill on which not so many are prepared to die. But why should that be the case? After all, there really isn’t anything more deserving of defense than the oldest institution in the world.

The Index of Forbidden Words

In truly Orwellian fashion, Stanford University has created an ever-expanding compilation of proscribed speech…all in the name of inclusivism.

Silencing the Prigs

Perhaps it might not be such a bad idea for the prigs of the planet to spare us their opinions, especially as they’re really not all that impressive.

Wisdom Requires Purity of Heart

The pure of heart are the blessed ones, Christ tells us, because having rid themselves of every distraction, their eyes remain fixed upon God alone.

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