The totalitarian impulse can rear its ugly head in well-established democracies like the United States.
What ties it all together is our shared experience of the Eucharist as the source and summit of the life of faith.
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.
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