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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On Becoming a Saint

It is an axiom of membership among believing Roman Catholics that nothing matters more than the pursuit of holiness

On Loving the Infinite

One should open the mind only in order to close it on something solid. Reality is never the result of my mind thinking it but rather my receiving it.

The Unattainability of Perfect Justice

Here we see the pathos, the sheer sadness that impinges at every turn upon the pursuit and practice of justice. There can be no end to the business of making things fair, definitively and purely so. Not in this life anyway. 

The Apologetics of Abuse

America Magazine argues that no one should be banned from the Eucharist. No one? Really? What about the unbaptized? Are they free to receive? What about Satanists?

Yes, It Can Happen Here

If deathly totalitarianism happened to Germany—which, for all its vaunted progress and sophistication, could not prevent its falling into barbarism—it can happen here.

A Special Saint for Our Time

St. Titus Brandsma, the martyred Carmelite priest from Holland who died at Dachau in 1942, stands out as perhaps the most compelling example for Catholics concerned about the threat of state-sponsored terror and tyranny.

The Infrequency of Infallibility

The pope exercises no authority on his own, all authority having come from Christ. He is not, therefore, above the Church’s Doctrine of the Faith, but rather he is its custodian and protector.

What Price Redemption?

God takes our suffering entirely upon Himself, bearing it away in the fire of an infinite love. Who else but a God of love would dare to take on the world’s dereliction?

Have We Lost Our Hunger for the Bread of Life?

Countless people no longer adhere to the truth of the Catholic Thing. Their numbers appear to have become like the sands of the sea—whole families fractured, as it were, by the defection of so great a number of their children.

Hijackers of the Word

Too many Catholic biblical scholars live off the substance of a faith they no longer believe in, a faith every detail of which they despise.

Letting Go, Letting God

In striving for sanctity, the ancients had an advantage over us. They had something that many of us appear to have lost: they actually believed in an objective order.

Take and Read

There is a great divide in this country, one which has gone largely unnoticed, between those who read and those who won’t.

Can Anyone Choose Hell?

Is it really true, as Pope Francis said, that “No one can exclude themselves from the Church?”

Why Do I Teach?

Teachers are called to urging their students to climb onto those ancestral shoulders and see the distant shore where truth and beauty beckon, the very things that so animated the lives of those who came before us. 

Even Peter Nods

Whatever power Christ conferred upon Peter, and all his successors down through the centuries, is not about this or that pope’s own private preferences, but rather the clear and public defense of a common faith.

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