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Numbers to Order Our Days

We are awash in numbers. Numbers order our days, our work, and our leisure. While 24, 7, and 365 might be three of the most prominent numbers in our lives, they are only some of the rather commonplace numbers that can crop up again and again, whether we notice them or not. One...

Numbers to Order Our Days

Pope Francis Generation – Podcast Launch!

Editor’s Note: At Where Peter Is we are excited to support the new initiatives of our longtime contributors and friends–particularly when those efforts are deeply shaped by the method of Pope Francis. Paul Fahey, a co-founder of this site, is launching a podcast with friend of WPI, Dominic de Souza. And we are happy to...

Pope Francis Generation – Podcast Launch!

Thomas and the Super-Thomists

Looking over the websites of Newman Guide-approved Catholic liberal arts colleges that a younger friend of mine was weighing going to a few years back, I noticed a pattern. While this pattern was stronger at some colleges than at others, a wildly disproportionate number of faculty at most of them, especially in Great...

Thomas and the Super-Thomists

Author who called pope “heretic” to speak at DC parish tonight

This evening at 7 pm, Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Catholic Church, a predominantly Black parish in Southeast Washington, DC, will be hosting a talk by controversial traditionalist speaker Peter Kwasniewski on “Understanding Organic Development in the Catholic Liturgy: Distinguishing Improvements from Corruptions.” The talk is sponsored by the Paulus Institute, an organization that “was...

Author who called pope “heretic” to speak at DC parish tonight

Which Pope said this?

Dear Pinocchio, I was seven years old when I read your Adventures for the first time. I can’t tell you how much I liked them and how many times I have reread them since. The fact is that, in you, I recognized myself as a boy, and in your surroundings I saw my...

Which Pope said this?

St. Oscar Romero: A bridge between two papacies

Pope Francis has written a preface to a new collection of Pope John Paul I’s papal documents, entitled The Magisterium: Text and Documents from the Pontificate, published by the John Paul I Foundation and Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV) San Paolo. The book, which comes ahead of the beatification of the man known as the “Smiling...

St. Oscar Romero: A bridge between two papacies

Spousal Abuse and the Stories of the Saints

I love the saints, and always have; I remember pulling out my copy of the old Fr. Lovasik 1950s-era Picture Book of Saints (you know the one) and reading the stories straight through, rapt with attention to the diverse names, places, historical eras, and stories. As a girl, I was particularly drawn to...

Spousal Abuse and the Stories of the Saints

Chinese Catholicism: Dialogue, Resistance, and Cardinal Zen

On Wednesday, May 11, the former Bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, was arrested along with several other activists on charges related to their involvement with a now-inactive charity, the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which was founded to help provide financial support for those arrested during the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong...

Chinese Catholicism: Dialogue, Resistance, and Cardinal Zen

The Power of Words

If you have ever been teased or bullied, you know the power that words have to build up or destroy. My family moved to the Detroit suburbs when I was in the middle of seventh grade. I left a Catholic K-8 grade school for a rather affluent county school district and its middle...

The Power of Words
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