Author: Malcolm Schluenderfritz

The Danger and Necessity of Enthusiasm

Reactionary traditionalists[1] criticize all sorts of things about the mainstream Church, from architectural styles to papal pronouncements, from ecumenism to the use of the term “Holy Spirit.” Among this storm of criticism, however, one overarching concern stands out; traditionalists feel...

The Danger and Necessity of Enthusiasm

Stop Moving Pastors!

There is a damaging lack of stability in the US Catholic Church. The changing of pastors has become a ritual of parish life. Every six years or so, awkward announcements are made, goodbyes are said, and the parish priest heads off...

Stop Moving Pastors!
Valletta, George Preca's home town

St. George Preca and Pope Francis

During his trip to Malta, Pope Francis spoke to enthusiastic crowds, praised Malta for its historic values of openness and hospitality, called for charity toward migrants, and met with the sick at St. Paul’s Basilica. During an address to political...

St. George Preca and Pope Francis