No tears fall for these parishes in Florida’s panhandle, devastated by hurricanes, that lack the supernal sheen of great architecture.
Notre Dame’s fate is a reminder of the ravages of utilitarianism. What is the purpose of civilization if not the creation and preservation of timeless beauty and transcendent grandeur for posterity?
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.
Did a minor tweak to the application of Roman Catholic law doom the formerly ubiquitous anchovy pizza? And, if so, what can that tell us about religion?
Religious tests are unacceptable––we should never let people of faith be automatically disqualified from public service due to their closely held beliefs.
Why aren’t bishops and cardinals more strongly considering excommunicating Cuomo from the Catholic Church, given his disdain for the sanctity of life?
The saint’s life and demeanor speaks uncomfortable truths about many modern issues, from Islam to outrage culture to the horrors of slavery.
Pan-religious sentimentality survives in the current pope’s apparent embrace of Islam as morally equivalent to Judeo-Christian ethos and culture.
Some Democrats are trying to create the impression that traditional Catholic beliefs are at odds with the Constitution. It is a classic case of projection.
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.
We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?
How Catholic self-conception is key to understanding arguments in favor of staying in the church, despite recent scandals.
Instead of composing a useless document filled with reheated progressive clichés about the need to reach the youth and stay relevant, bishops should consider why traditional parishes seem to do so well.
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