By acknowledging the value of labor, Pope Pius XII sought to provide the world an important counter-balance to an ascendant communism that held sway across much of the world.
Contrary to what we’ve been told, there are other ways besides an atomistic drive for power and affluence to exemplify feminine strength and virtue.
If Americans resist the urge to huddle in niches and use entertainment for validation and pleasure, they will continue progressing towards a brighter future with stronger communities.
Notre Dame is, in many ways, much closer in the West’s cultural imagination to a Temple of Apollo than a home of the living God.
The burning of Notre Dame is not a challenge to restore a jewel of Western civilization, it’s a call to repent and believe the gospel.
Today, as if so often the case, Christ’s mercy made itself clear through a tragic loss and His followers’ power to overcome it through Him.
Francis’s statement disregards not only the sovereignty of the American nation-state, but also ignorance of how generous America has been to the poor and vulnerable of the world.
By ignoring the causes of the abuse crisis and refusing to address the McCarrick affair, the Vatican has undermined its credibility with a farcical summit.
This is an egregious overreach of secular authority, stepping into sacred religious rites, and will not protect children or stem the tide of child abuse.
Why aren’t bishops and cardinals more strongly considering excommunicating Cuomo from the Catholic Church, given his disdain for the sanctity of life?
Pan-religious sentimentality survives in the current pope’s apparent embrace of Islam as morally equivalent to Judeo-Christian ethos and culture.
Seth G. Jones’ engaging new history, ‘A Covert Action: Reagan the CIA and the Cold War Struggle in Poland,’ gives due credit the Catholic Church, Polish Solidarity leaders, and Ronald Reagan for overthrowing the Soviet Union.
I was concerned that such an extremist organization could exist right under my nose. I decided to use my contacts and do an investigation into this mysterious, problematic group.
Catholics leaving the church over the sex abuse crisis are giving into the false notion that the sacraments depend on blameless clerics.
As sex abuse runs rampant, how should faithful Catholics deal with bishops who have already deserted their flock by engaging in egregious behavior?
Fundamentally, neither bishops nor laity have any power in the government of their church. That’s leading to some huge problems as Francis works against resolving the priest abuse crisis.
If matters were ‘ultimately all about’ the Eucharist, it would have to be admitted that Eastern Orthodoxy remains a perfectly legitimate option for discouraged and disillusioned Catholics.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore this week hoping to address the sex abuse crisis. Instead, they made things worse.
Ours is no era of new enlightenment––the church, and Jesus himself, have been empowering and uplifting Christian women for years.
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