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“Gaudete et exsultate” is beautiful for its simplicity, frustrating for its failures

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:29 PM
Pope Francis should be more careful, for he tends to overstate matters and to attack weak sisters even when he does not set up straw [...]

Schmemann and “liturgy outside liturgy”

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:40 PM
"Tradition has said that liturgy has two purposes: the glorification of God and the sanctification of man,"says Dr. David Fagerberg, author of a new book [...]

Catholics and Today’s Thought

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:47 AM
For the sake of her mission, the Church needs to re-emphasize her opposition to basic aspects of today’s world. But how far should that go? [...]

Appointee to the Iowa Board of Medicine rejected because of her comments at CWR

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:07 PM
Katherine Asjes just learned that the Reign of Gay is the new Dark Ages. [...]

Reading Pope Francis with both respectful docility and critical charity

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 5:34 PM
Catholics frustrated with Pope Francis’ style and record of leadership ought not allow partial accounts to poison them against the Holy Father. [...]

Pope Francis “takes aim” in “Gaudete et Exsultate”—and misses?

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:41 PM
The many good qualities and substantive passages in Gaudete et Exsultate are often overshadowed, or even undermined, by straw men, dubious arguments, and cheap shots. [...]

Bishop Rhoades discusses vocations, Notre Dame, Blessed Solanus Casey, and today’s youth

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:45 PM
The University of Notre Dame's funding for contraception in health insurance plans, says the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, is "clearly not being faithful to [...]

The wounds of Christ and the doubt of Thomas

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:01 AM
It is not an accident that Thomas comes to faith, not by simply seeing an apparition of Jesus, but only after being instructed to pay [...]

“Knowledge of a greater existence”: A review of “From Star Wars To Superman”

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 7:22 PM
James Papandrea is quite right in giving pop science fiction closer attention than others might think it warrants, for there are deeper ideas at stake [...]

“The devil always leaves us in the lurch”

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:02 PM
Orestes Brownson’s strange book, Like a Roaring Lion, has something fascinating about it, as he picks apart the grave errors that render men vulnerable to the [...]

Pope Francis to issue apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et exsultate”

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:33 PM
Subtitled “on the call to holiness in the contemporary world”, the exhortation will be presented April 9 by Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of [...]

Martin Luther’s flawed understanding of natural law: A response to Dr. Korey D. Maas

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:53 PM
Voluntarism denies the Catholic teaching that logos constitutes—rather than delimits—God’s nature, and Luther was a volunarist. [...]

Jordan Peterson’s Jungian best-seller is banal, superficial, and insidious

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:04 PM
The real danger in 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is its apologia for social Darwinism and bourgeois individualism covered over with a [...]

Let’s pretend!

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:45 PM
The social elite’s fantasy-based experiments with gender, marriage, and family have already wreaked havoc on family life. But much worse may be in store. [...]

John Paul II’s vision of family and marriage for the New Evangelization

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:05 AM
The family is an active and vital agent in establishing a civilization of love and the renewal of Christian culture. [...]

Chronological Snobbery and the Empty Tomb

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 3:01 AM
On the readings for Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, April 1, 2018 [...]

Standing with Mary, the Mother of God, at the Cross

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:31 PM
"She had known Him beautiful and glorious," wrote Newman, "with the freshness of Divine Innocence and peace upon His countenance; now she saw Him so [...]

Pope Francis believes in hell—and he needs to stop talking to Eugenio Scalfari

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 3:46 PM
Our Lord also told His disciples, “Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple [...]

Marcus Grodi reflects on trends in conversions, and the mystery of grace

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:26 PM
Catholic reverts, Protestant ministers, Muslims, Jews, atheists and agnostics - the host of "The Journey Home" discusses the reasons people from all different faith backgrounds [...]

Good Friday, Death, and Christian Life

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 9:39 AM
Mary weeps at the foot of the cross, and we weep with her. But we also must not stop there. For beyond the cross of [...]