In Catholic Matters, Father Richard Neuhaus addresses the many controversies that have marked recent decades of American Catholicism. Looking beyond these troubles to 'the splendor of truth' by which the Catholic Church is constituted, he proposes a vibrant, forward-thinking way of being Catholic in America. Drawing on his personal encounters with the late John Paul II and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. Father Neuhaus describes their hope for a springtime of world evangelization, Christian unity, and Catholic renewal. Catholic Matters shows a vibrant Church--one strengthened and unified by hardship--that may be on the cusp of a great revival in her spiritual vitality and poised to make an even greater contribution to our common life.