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March for Life is praised by President Trump as “a movement born out of love”

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:20 PM
“You love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God,” Trump [...]

Bishop Burbidge reflects on building a culture of prayer, life, and devotion in the shadow of the Capitol

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:50 PM
"I’ve been attending the March for many years," says Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington. "I’m grateful to the older people, the pillars of the [...]

Bishop Conley of Lincoln: “Success breeds success” when it comes to vocations

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:52 PM
The head of a vocational powerhouse explains what his diocese is getting right. [...]

“Ecclesial reception” in the Era of Francis

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:39 PM
Out of more than 5,000 bishops in the universal Church, I don’t think we can consider supporters of the problematic practice of permitting divorced and remarried [...]

Chinese Catholics who changed China and the world

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:01 AM
The inspiring and little-known stories of Fr. Ma Xiangbo, SJ, Princess Yu Deling, Ying Lianzhi, Abbot Lu Zhengxiang, OSB, and Bishop Fan Xueyan. [...]

The Jesuit Pope and the problematic reform of the Roman Curia

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:52 PM
2017 was a year in which the micro-fissures in the structure began to be visible to the naked eye. 2018 is likely to be the [...]

Remembering St. John Paul II’s controversial 1987 pilgrimage to Chile

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:46 AM
Now is an appropriate time to recall that historic visit and the role that John Paul II and the Chilean bishops played in Chile’s peaceful [...]

Pope Francis and Ideology

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:45 AM
It is unfortunate that the Holy Father's overall emphasis on legalism is such that he never addresses the antithesis of legalism, namely, antinomianism, leaving us [...]

“People of the West Coast stand for life”: SF’s Walk for Life West Coast will be Jan. 27

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:24 AM
Big crowds and inspiring speakers are expected at what has been called “the most invigorating pro-life event of the year.” [...]

Fr. Thomas Reese’s quixotic, irrational battle with Greek philosophy

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 6:38 PM
The former editor of America magazine would do well to read Benedict XVI’s 2005 “Regensburg Address” and Vatican II’s documents on seminary training and Catholic [...]

On the purpose of politics and the salvation of souls

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:22 PM
The ultimate purpose of Christian revelation was not to improve the world but to explain the final destiny of each existing person. The purpose of [...]

Harassment, social progress, and the Church

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:21 PM
Current thought intentionally excludes common-sense understandings of how things are, especially with regard to sex and the sexes. [...]

Catholics aren’t obsessed with sex—they are obsessed with life

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:48 PM
There seems little doubt, at this point, that 2018 is going to witness yet another great clash over Paul VI's encyclical—arguably the most contested and [...]

Catholicism and Mindfulness: Compatible practices or contrary spiritualities?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:15 PM
"The Church’s mystical tradition is rarely, if ever, addressed from the pulpit," saysSusan Brinkman, author of a new book on the practice of mindfulness, "which [...]

From heroism to cynicism: The deconstruction of Luke Skywalker

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:29 PM
The Last Jedi demythologizes Skywalker in order to deconstruct the cultural achievements of the original Star Wars trilogy and clear the way for a new [...]

Epiphany and the coming of the Christ-Child

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 4:02 PM
While many similarities exist between the epiphany to the Magi and the epiphany to us, important differences also surface. Our experience of the Messiah’s revelation [...]

From what, precisely, are Amoris Laetitia “dissenters” dissenting?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:46 PM
If even Pope Francis could be unsure about the orthodoxy of his controversial post-Synodal Exhortation, surely the faithful will be allowed to have perplexities of [...]

“I should be glad of another death”: T.S. Eliot’s timeless poem for Epiphany

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:01 PM
With its natural imagery suggesting a spiritual coming-to-life, Eliot’s 1935 poem moves symbolically from the barrenness of winter into the verdant fertility of Christ’s arrival. [...]

How and why the death penalty deters murder in contemporary America

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:29 PM
Too many churchmen simply ignore the evidence that the death penalty saves lives and promotes public order. Catholic public officials charged with the care of the [...]

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John Neumann, and “The Spirit of 1884”

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:00 AM
Mother Seton and Bishop Neumann were persons of a deep and abiding faith in Divine Providence. They didn’t conduct massive and expensive feasibility studies to [...]