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The Salvadoran martyrs: A sign of the Church of Easter

Last week, the Salvadoran bishops announced that four martyrs from El Salvador—two priests and two laymen—will be beatified on January 22 next year in the San Salvador Cathedral: Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande, Franciscan Fr. Cosme Spessotto, 70-year-old sacristan Manuel Solórzano,...

The Salvadoran martyrs: A sign of the Church of Easter
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Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia

Certain sectors of the Church are once again going through a panic over gay clergy. The situation feels anachronistic, with the closest point of comparison in the secular world being the Cold War-era purges of gay people from civil service...

Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia
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What can we offer to the world?

Today, the cultural division between the Catholic Church and Western society—especially on moral issues—is as wide as it has been since the rise of Christendom. The dictatorship of relativism that Pope Benedict XVI decried in 2005, which “does not recognize...

What can we offer to the world?

The Church Will Become Peripheral

During these first eight years of Pope Francis’s time on the Chair of Peter, one theme that has come up again and again is the periphery. Francis made “going to the peripheries” a priority—perhaps even the priority—of his pontificate very...

The Church Will Become Peripheral

Meeting Pope Francis: Memories of an Encounter

Meeting Pope Francis was an unforgettable experience. In the winter of 2017, my wife and I planned a “babymoon” trip to Italy and France. We planned to spend the beginning of our trip in Rome around Christmastime. Through our parish,...

Meeting Pope Francis: Memories of an Encounter

The Great Reset Is Good, Actually

In recent months we’ve heard dramatic warnings from figures in Catholic media regarding an alleged plan for post-COVID global change called “the Great Reset.” Some of these warnings are based upon reasonable concerns, while others are examples of outright conspiracy-mongering....

The Great Reset Is Good, Actually

Catholicism and the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the world witnesses the long-awaited rollout of new, promising COVID-19 vaccines, most of us are thankful and rejoicing that we are one enormous step closer to the end of this pandemic. Managing this rollout will be an enormous challenge,...

Catholicism and the COVID-19 Vaccine

A New Pacem in Terris

Fratelli Tutti, the newly-published encyclical, must be read carefully to be properly understood. We must avoid the risk of trivialization that focuses on two or three points and reduces the document to little more than a series of pious intentions....

A New Pacem in Terris

Some think Benedict is still pope

If you follow the world of radical Catholic traditionalism at all, then certainly you’ve come across people who believe the resignation of Pope Benedict wasn’t legitimate. Their case is usually based upon a strict reading of Canon Law, and it...

Some think Benedict is still pope

The Pope isn’t Perfect

The contributors to this website are often accused of having an unthinking devotion to Pope Francis, or of blindly agreeing with everything he says. I’ve seen many critics on social media claim that we make excuses and twist ourselves into...

The Pope isn’t Perfect

Statues and Living Stones

A culture can grow barren when it “becomes inward-looking, and tries to perpetuate obsolete ways of living by rejecting any exchange or debate with regard to the truth about man.”  — Pope Francis Querida Amazonia 37 (quoting St. John Paul...

Statues and Living Stones