What is Social Justice? (Part
Two) | J. J. Ziegler | The teachings of Vatican II, Paul VI, John Paul II, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Rise, Fall and Future of Catholicism in
the U.S. | CWR Staff | An interview with Russell Shaw, author of American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of
Catholicism in America.
In Ireland, the political fight over
abortion rages on | Michael Kelly | Proposed legislation would legalize abortion when the mother's life is at risk. But is the measure medically necessary?
Pope Francis and the "Sad Life of Slumbering
Christians" | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. | The Holy Fathers speaks of ultimate things in ways that are very intelligible to us.
The Ascension reveals man's calling to
eternal, divine life | Carl E. Olson | Why the Incarnation and the Ascension are so closely connected to one another.
Proclaiming Christ through Catholic radio | Jim
Graves | An interview with Steve Gajdosik, president of the Catholic Radio Association.
The Glorious Chant of "Angels and Saints at
Ephesus" | Christopher S. Morrissey | A beautiful new album from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, helps us make room for truth in our lives.
A Schall Report on Things Current and
Otherwise | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. | Thoughts on moving across the country, teaching and popes.
Mark and Peter: Coptic Pope Tawadros
II visits Pope Francis | Christopher Warner | The Coptic Orthodox Patriarch visits the Vatican for the first time in forty years.
Carl's Cuts (for May 11, 2013) | Carl E.
Olson | Commentary on several recent news stories, essays, and reviews.
New DVD: "Pius XII: Under the Roman Sky"
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger on what "the feast of the Ascension wants to teach us"
The Image of Man Has Been Raised Up: On the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
New HPR articles on "same-sex marriage", gossip, and virtues
Watch Dr. James Hitchcock talk about "History of the Catholic Church"
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New: Bakhita: From Slave to Saint
Ignatius Press CEO: "I am ashamed when we Catholics are embarrassed by Catholic teaching."
Gripping drama sets a fictional stage for real-life problems with assisted suicide
Gosnell verdict quote of the day
800 new saints were martyred for refusing to convert to Islam
Cardinal O'Malley will boycott Boston College's commencement
Carl's Cuts for May 11, 2013
Mother Dolores Hart discusses her vocation, leaving Hollywood, learning Latin, loving chant
Bishop Mark Seitz named new bishop of El Paso
Pope Francis: "There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world"
Fr. Michael Barber, SJ named new bishop of Oakland
May Day and May, the Month of Mary
And Much More!
This week on "As the LCWR
Turns" | Catherine Harmon | A guide to recent controversy involving the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Puzzle-Plot Mysteries and Their Golden
Age | Thomas M. Doran | Locked rooms ... impossible crimes ... whodunit?
Redefining Marriage Will
Sever the Roots of Children's Family Trees | Bill Maguire | Remaking marriage will result in the vast deforestation of many children's family trees.
Pope Francis, Romans 8, and the
theme of theosis | Carl E. Olson | It is readily evident that Romans 8:15-17 is a passage with great significance for the Holy Father.
Benedict and Francis: A Lesson in Apostolic
Continuity | William L. Patenaude | The differences between the two men give witness to the different gifts of the same Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit: Gift, Counselor, Advocate,
Helper | Carl E. Olson | "The Holy Spirit comes forth as the substance of love, and Gift is his proper name."
What Are Catholics To Do?
(Part III) | James Kalb | Catholics cannot make success the standard when that means cooperation with evil.
The Innocence of Common Sense and the Deconstruction
of Marriage | John S. Hamlon | The world needs to hear the deep, life-giving, theological resonance of God's plan for marriage and family.
The Ambiguity of Islam | Carl E.
Olson | Making sense of why few Muslims renounce acts of violence committed by those who identify themself as true adherents to Islam.
Six Arizona Churches Not
to Miss | Jim Graves | The state of Arizona is home to many beautiful and historic Catholic churches.
Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic
Christians | Christopher Warner | An interview with Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ, prominent Byzantine liturgical theologian and ecumenist.
The Death of China's Most Famous & Powerful
Bishop | Anthony E. Clark | The late, enigmatic Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, S.J., of Shanghai described himself as "both a serpent and a dove."
Impregnable America is just a
memory now | Russell Shaw | The United States used to be literally beyond the reach of foes, but that is no longer so.
"Sister Churches": A Clarification | Michael J.
Miller | The expression "Sister Churches" is not theological but historical and, in recent years, diplomatic.
Faux bravery, empty diversity, and the secular sainthood
of "gay" athletes | Carl E. Olson | On the un-closeted and curious case of Jason Collins.
Numbers aren't everything but they
are something | Mark Brumley | Quantitative assessments of church membership don't tell us everything but they can tell us something.
Of Bishops and Bombers | William
Kilpatrick | It is time for Catholic leaders to update their thinking on Islam.
Relationship or "Rule-lationship"? Or
Both? | Carl E. Olson | How an Evangelical came to see that the Catholic Church is very much about love and law, relationship and structure.
Sigrid Undset on St.
Catherine of Siena | Sigrid Undset | An excerpt from Catherine of Siena by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Kristin Lavransdatter.
The Sword of Islam | Anne
Hendershott | Tsarnaev and the Tamerlan of history and literature.
Liberty | Benjamin Wiker | Why religious liberty cannot mean the right to believe whatever we want.
The Catholic Church in Africa: Vibrant,
Young, and Resilient | William L. Patenaude | An interview with Allen Ottaro, national coordinator for MAGiS Kenya.
The Menace of the Herd | Thomas
M. Doran | On the supposed enlightenment of the elites who put faith in scientific concepts they don't comprehend.
Pope Benedict XVI's Legacy: Faith and
Future | Father Angelo Mary Geiger | Six essential and enduring themes of the pontificate of the Pope Emeritus.
Attacking the Roots of
Abortion | Don Murray | We must address the thought processes and motivations that prompt people to seek abortion as a solution.
When will the media turn on Pope Francis? | Carl E.
Olson | The new pontiff has benefited from many of the same factors as did Bl. John Paul II in 1978.
"Hipster Jesus": Engaging
the culture or watering-down the faith? | Mark Brumley | Culturally engaged evangelization is a tricky business.
Christianity and Islam: Cooperation or
Conflict? | William Kilpatrick | A review of Robert Spencer's Not Peace But a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam.
Benedict XVI and the End of the "Virtual
Council" | Tracey Rowland | Up to the final days of his pontificate, Benedict XVI emphasized the importance of interpreting the Council in continuity with what came before it.
A Cardinal on the
Subway | Andrea Tornielli | An excerpt from Francis: Pope of a New World (Ignatius Press, 2013) provides insight into Cardinal Bergoglio's thought.
Apocalypse How? | Carl E.
Olson | Pop quiz: which book of the Bible describes black helicopters, high-tech warfare involving Russia, and computer chips embedded in human flesh?
When President Obama Honored
Father Kapaun | Roy Wenzl | A moment of grace in a town marked by division and backbiting.
Pope Benedict XVI's "First Convert" | Roger
Dubin | In the absence of agreement with the rest of society on human nature and the good life, Catholics must remain a sign of contradiction.
The Greatest Love Story Ever
Told? | Joseph Pearce | The Prologue to Shakespeare on Love: Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet (Ignatius Press, 2013).
The President's selective, skewed
"equality" | Russell Shaw | What does Pres. Obama mean when he speaks of "equality", the ideological key to his domestic policies?
Fifty Years Later--Vatican II's Unfinished
Business | Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap. | Dissent is widespread, tolerated, and, in some quarters, even welcomed. Here's why.
True freedom is interior | Fr. Kenneth
Baker, S.J. | Interior freedom is gained by loving God and one's neighbor, and by not being inordinately attached to any created thing.
The New Evangelization: The Holiness of the Church | Msgr. Michael F. Hull,
S.T.D. | The New Evangelization is our cooperation with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the 21st century.
It's Not a Conspiracy, It's a
Culture | Carl E. Olson | The silence about Kermit Gosnell's trial demonstrates the dominance of the culture of death and moral deafness.
Hysterical Hatred and the Halls of
History | Michael Coren | Both are plain to see and ever with us, but only one has lessons worth learning.
Accommodation and Americanism, Yesterday and
Today | Kevin Schmiesing | Reflections on Russell Shaw's book, American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America.
The Risen Christ to the Restored Peter:
"Feed my sheep!" | Carl E. Olson | If Jesus is the one shepherd, why did he appoint Peter to also be a shepherd?
When "the Silent Scream" Isn't Silent Anymore | Catherine
Harmon | Reaction to the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has ranged from horror to complete silence.
What Are Catholics To Do? (Part II) | James
Kalb | In the absence of agreement with the rest of society on human nature and the good life, Catholics must remain a sign of contradiction.
What Is Social Justice? | J. J.
Ziegler | Few terms have become as unmoored from their Catholic origins as has the term "social justice."
Encouragement vs. Cynicism: An Easter Reflection | Rev. Romanus
Cessario, O.P. | There is a sin to which priests easily fall victim that does not draw the attention of the news media.
Well Done, Lady Thatcher...The Passing of the Iron
Lady | Paul Kengor | Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, dead at the age of 87.
Incrementalism and Abortion | Thomas M.
Doran | Abortioneers aren't satisfied with killing the unborn; they also want to destroy free speech.
and Confused Journalists | Carl E. Olson | Some journalists go out of their way to muddy the waters regarding Church doctrine and law.
Defending Marriage, and Why It
Matters | Jim Graves | An interview with Ryan T. Anderson, co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.
Bergoglio and the Ultimate Questions |
Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. | A 2003 essay by Cardinal Bergoglio reflects on modern man's failure to pursue answers to life's deepest questions.
The Mystery of the Annunciation
is the Mystery of Grace | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger | Excerpts from two of Ratzinger's books.
Preparation, Proclamation, Perseverance, and
Purpose | Carl E. Olson | The blueprint of mercy can be summed up in four words: preparation, proclamation, perseverance, and purpose.
The Vampire School | Anthony
Esolen | The Vampire School drains the life out of learning, producing dull workers for the Vampire State.