The unexplained presence of pagan idols and rituals are just outward signs of the profound theological problems at the heart of the synod.
Catholics do not seek out the Latin Mass to ‘save a church in crisis.’ They go in obedience to the injunction: ‘Seek first the kingdom of God.’
Proceedings will be combed, parsed, X-rayed from all angles. All except one: the fundamental dishonesty and intellectual poverty of the entire enterprise.
Elitism and anti-social behavior currently limit the appeal and efficacy of traditional Catholicism. The Traditional Latin Mass community has a bright future, but it needs to confront its failings so it can finally save a church in crisis.
Thanks to abortion, America is whiter than it would be if all those babies were allowed to live. If pro-lifers had their way, the United States would be blacker and browner than it is today.
For more than a decade, Father Fonzie worked tirelessly at the Flight 93 Thunder on the Mountain Memorial Chapel, honoring the heroic patriots of Sept. 11, 2001.
Under cover of deep ecology, liberation theology has come in out of the cold. And it is gunning to even the score between the industrial West and the Third World.
Edith Stein’s story appears ripe for appropriation as a cudgel with which to beat traditional ideas regarding God, politics, and sex. But she chose an approach other than resentment and anger.
Christianity offers countless joys to the lost and fallen sinners of this world. But if you’re looking for the joy that comes from receiving equal access to every aspect of the church’s ministry, you’re going to be disappointed.
Solemn, respectful public acts of piety like Corpus Christi are all the more necessary in an America overwhelmed by anti-faith, anti-life protests by the Left.
No tears fall for these parishes in Florida’s panhandle, devastated by hurricanes, that lack the supernal sheen of great architecture.
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.
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