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Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse

“Don’t leave Jesus because of Judas.” “Don’t let Satan get between you and the Church.” “Put your faith in Christ, not in men.” Quite often, when a Catholic expresses anguish, disappointment, or spiritual disillusionment over revelations of sexual abuse by clergy—especially on social media—someone will attempt to reassure them with answers such as...

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse
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Mercy and Synodality according to Pope Francis

Catholic writer and communications professional Don Clemmer joins Rachel Amiri, Mike Lewis, and D.W. Lafferty to discuss the relationship between two key themes of Pope Francis’s papacy: mercy and synodality. We will discuss Don’s article, “Pope Francis and the Age of Mercy” and Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s recent Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause Lecture on...

Mercy and Synodality according to Pope Francis
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We’re All a Little Dense

Can we all admit that we are often far less smart than we think we are? It’s not as much a matter pride or arrogance—although perhaps that’s part of it—but we often lack perspective and wisdom. Surely, we’ve had the experience of discovering that one of our deepest convictions, something we always thought...

We’re All a Little Dense
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Watch Episode 1 of the Critical Catholic

David Lafferty and Mike Lewis are going live at the top of the hour for the first episode of the critical Catholic. Topics: the latest Vigano letter, Jim Caviezel and QAnon, the cancelation of Patrick Coffin’s Covid conspiracy conference, Q: Into the Storm Documentary by Cullen Hoback    

Watch Episode 1 of the Critical Catholic
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Which Pope said this?

“The person who prays is like someone in love with the beloved in his or her heart wherever they go. So we can pray at any moment, and during what happens every day on the street, in the office, on public transportation, through words and in the silence of our hearts” (scroll down...

Which Pope said this?
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Live Tonight! The politics we need with Steve Millies

UPDATE: Will begin 20 minutes late (8:20) Tonight at 8pm Eastern and 5pm Pacific, Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek and I will be joined by political theorist Steven P. Millies, director of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. We will discuss the role of politics envisioned by the Church and articulated...

Live Tonight! The politics we need with Steve Millies
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Apologia liturgica: A Catholic life in six Masses

I was born and baptized in 1962, and after I reached the age of reason, the only Mass I had ever experienced was the post-Vatican II Novus Ordo. This was the case while I misgrew in the faith and lapsed from it shortly after leaving my Catholic upbringing and school for university. In...

Apologia liturgica: A Catholic life in six Masses
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Bishops with musical talent

Dear readers, what follows is a one-time post from a brand-new Substack I started last week called Mike Lewis Extra. What’s Substack? It’s is an email newsletter platform designed for small publishers. I figured I wouldn’t let my Twitter threads or my longer comments go to waste, so I’ve decided to start a...

Bishops with musical talent
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