Author: Mike Lewis

0

Pope clarifies Amoris Laetitia in new book

“This was the great breakthrough the Spirit brought us: a better synthesis of truth and mercy in a fresh understanding drawn from within our own Tradition. Without changing law or doctrine but recovering an authentic meaning of both, the Church...

Pope clarifies Amoris Laetitia in new book
0

The judgement will be on love, not on feelings

During his homily at Mass this morning for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Pope Francis spoke about the Gospel reading from Matthew, on God’s judgement. He reminded us that God gives us the freedom to choose what to do...

The judgement will be on love, not on feelings
0

Response to Raymond Arroyo

Thursday night, at the conclusion of The World Over, Raymond Arroyo responded to the piece I published Wednesday about his interview last week with the former US papal nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. His response is below (starting at 55:20):...

Response to Raymond Arroyo
1

Mary shows us how God takes the reins

Mary did not autonomously conduct her life: she waits for God to take the reins of her path and guide her where He wants. She is docile, and with her availability she prepares the grand events in which God takes...

Mary shows us how God takes the reins
1

Viganò burns EWTN and Raymond Arroyo

Catholic media serves a vital role in service of the Church’s mission of evangelization. Good journalism and expert commentary can help inform Catholics about the important issues facing the Church. It can empower us to be more effective in the...

Viganò burns EWTN and Raymond Arroyo
0

Bright spots from the USCCB General Assembly Day 1

The US Bishops met today (virtually) for their annual general assembly meeting. If you want to read commentary on the proceedings and votes of today, there’s plenty of that on other sites. Two things stood out to me that I...

Bright spots from the USCCB General Assembly Day 1
0

Making a Holy Ruckus

Earlier today, I joined my friends Josh Moldiz and Fr. Pat Mullan for a live podcast with The Holy Ruckus, a Catholic media apostolate that Josh started a few years ago with some other local Catholics in the DC area....

Making a Holy Ruckus
0

Realities are Greater than Ideas

Realities are greater than ideas. Pope Francis keeps saying these words, and I think his understanding of this is something that sets him apart from his immediate predecessors. Don’t get me wrong—I love Popes Benedict and St. John Paul II....

Realities are Greater than Ideas
3

McCarrick’s (and Viganò’s) Reckoning

In a few hours, the McCarrick Report will be released. This document is understood to be around 400 pages long, and it is the result of a two-year investigation into the former prelate’s career in the Church. McCarrick rose to...

McCarrick’s (and Viganò’s) Reckoning
0

Bursting the Tower of Bubble

We, as Catholics, are called to unity. This was Christ’s prayer on the eve of his death, that we may all be one (Jn 17:21), as he and the Father are one. Sadly, we’ve been doing a lousy job of...

Bursting the Tower of Bubble
0

Contempt is not the way of Christ

Sometime after the 2012 US election, I made a commitment that has continued to inform my conscience and my approach to politics and society ever since: I chose to step away. I was something of a political news junkie for...

Contempt is not the way of Christ
0

Pope Francis breaks a few plates

Today marks one week since the premiere of the documentary Francesco in Rome and since the statements made by Pope Francis on civil unions set off a media firestorm. This post is, by my count, the seventh piece we’ve published...

Pope Francis breaks a few plates
1

Black Catholics Arise

This morning, my local ordinary, Washington’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory, was named by Pope Francis as one of 13 new cardinals who will be elevated during a November 28 consistory in Rome. Archbishop Gregory has served the Church for many years...

Black Catholics Arise
0

How to watch the “Francesco” documentary, Oct 25-31

UPDATE 11/1/2020 Although the window for viewing Francesco through the Savannah film festival has passed, we are still receiving messages from people who want to see the film. We’re not entirely certain about the details of other streaming opportunities, and I...

How to watch the “Francesco” documentary, Oct 25-31
0

The futility of “Explaining the pope away”

Signs of an all-too familiar pattern are appearing.  The narrative that the pope didn’t really say what he said seems to be developing in some conservative Catholic circles. We’re still in the midst of the media circus after Pope Francis...

The futility of “Explaining the pope away”