Regis Martin

About 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. Dr. Martin is the author of a number of books, including, Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God.

Gratitude for Those Who Are Gone

By |2018-11-22T01:56:07-05:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Hope, Poetry, Thanksgiving, Time, Wisdom|

For all that we are often lost amid the loneliness, hostage to the gravity and grief that cause us to fall, there is always that sudden and unexpected upsurge of grace and glory to lift us high above the dark and sullen weight of so many dead and dying leaves... An old and valued friend, [...]

The World and the Wardrobe

By |2016-02-12T15:27:53-05:00November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Books, C.S. Lewis, Christianity, Death, Featured, Literature|Tags: |

On the day C.S. Lewis died—November 22, 1963—the world was hardly in a position to take notice. The assassination of an American President, after all, had clearly and shockingly co-opted everything that day, including even the ending of a life unsurpassed for its sheer breath catching lucidity in defense of ordinary Christian belief. But [...]

Death: The Point of Intersection

By |2018-12-26T15:04:54-05:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: Death, Heroism|Tags: , |

“In my beginning is my end.” ∼ T.S. Eliot In a passage often cited from the Pensees, which the author sets down in grim and graphic detail, Pascal summons the reader to reflect on the awful finality of death. “The last act is bloody,” he tells us, “however fine the rest of the play. [...]

Seeking the Grace of Conversion

By |2014-10-18T16:37:46-05:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Islam|Tags: |

Why has it become so maddeningly difficult to make judgments about other people? About the actions especially of people who want to kill us? Indeed, whose stated aim is to bring the Great Satan (i.e., America) to its knees, and then to cut off its collective head? Is it too much of a stretch [...]

The Coming Demographic Winter

By |2014-03-03T17:43:20-05:00March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Family|Tags: , , |

Tourism, as anyone with a passport can tell you, has become a very big business, particularly in places that no longer thrive in the customary practices of industry and commerce. Take Genoa, for instance, one of Europe’s largest cities along the Mediterranean coast and still the grandest seaport in all Italy, whose bright and shiny [...]