When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14, I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had gotten from his work.
The paradox, of course, is that by turning the world upside down, the Gospel helps us see the world aright.
The story of the remarkable American and Catholic life of Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB, deserves to be better known.
If the Gospel is not preached with conviction ... then the Gospel will not be believed.
We all live, daily, in the “gap” between the person I am and the person I was called to be at baptism.
The question of “who owns the Church” has had a stormy history in Catholic America, although the terms of reference have changed considerably over time.
Visiting the 'station churches' in Rome added new perspective on Lent.
Applying the truths of the faith to the complexities of life is not a matter of logic alone... But if they stretch truth to the breaking point, they’re unlikely to be pastorally effective.
It does Pope Francis no good service to demean his two predecessors as rigid ideologues.
Catholic higher education is uniquely positioned to do something about these twinned problems of historical amnesia and political-cultural corruption.
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