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Author: Mike Lewis

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Fr. Roberto Malgesini: Witness of Charity

This week at his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis spoke about the 51-year-old priest of the Diocese of Como in Northern Italy, Father Roberto Malgesini, who was murdered Tuesday while distributing food to the needy. Reportedly he was killed by a...

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Videos on themes of race, pro-life, mercy, and love

I was hoping to either finish writing an article or editing our latest podcast before the evening was over, but it looks like that isn’t going to happen. And part of the reason for this was because I was sent...

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Recognizing humanity’s true wealth

“Those who take care of the sick – play an essential role in today’s society, even if they often do not receive the recognition and recompense they deserve. … Taking care of those who are sick, of those who are...

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Which Pope said this?

“The ‘language of the body,’ as an uninterrupted continuity of liturgical language, is expressed not only as the attraction and mutual pleasure of the Song of Songs, but also as a profound experience of the sacrum (the holy). This seems to be infused...

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Fr. Michel Rodrigue: When will no mean no?

Following up on this week’s article by Emmett O’Regan discussing the enormously popular website Countdown to the Kingdom, which promotes the dubious apocalyptic messages of unapproved prophets and visionaries, there is breaking news regarding one of their featured visionaries, Fr....

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Talking about Pope Francis on the Jesuitical podcast

In the first episode of the new season of the Jesuitical podcast, I joined Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis, the “young, hip and lay” editors over at America Media to discuss my recent article for America and how the vocal...

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Pope Francis and his vision of fraternity

Over the last several days, Catholic social media has been abuzz with talk about Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers All” or “Brothers and Sisters All” in English), Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on human fraternity. Naturally, much of the speculation about its contents...

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Which Pope said this?

“We must seek a true and sincere peace, that may quickly end this calamitous and bloody conflict. In the midst of such great destruction and perturbation of affairs, while many are still angry and inimical to one another, it is...

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Online Catholicism: Radtrads, Integralists, and Anonymous Trolls

  In this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital, Adam Rasmussen and DW Lafferty join me to discuss the odd, extreme, and apocalyptic views of many online Catholics. We discuss the role of anonymity in some of the most harsh rhetoric,...

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Invalid Sacraments: Can you be damned on a technicality?

In light of the recent news from Detroit about a Catholic priest who discovered his baptism as an infant was invalid, Adam Rasmussen and DW Lafferty join me to discuss the Church’s approach to sacramental validity, scrupulosity, and confidence in...

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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...

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We must let ourselves be evangelized

“Jesus’ followers recognize themselves by their closeness to the poor, the little ones, the sick and the imprisoned, the excluded and the forgotten, those without food and clothing.” — Pope Francis General Audience August 19, 2020 In his General Audience...

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You Are Peter

Today is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A), and today’s readings are especially important to Catholics. Today’s Gospel passage (Mt 16:13-20) contains the words whereby Christ entrusted authority over the Church to the apostle Peter: And so I...

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Bishop Barron on the Existential Periphery

Recently, Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron delivered a keynote address at this year’s Napa Institute Conference. For many Catholics, especially those who love and support Pope Francis, this annual meeting has come to be seen as a gathering of...

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Reaching Crisis Levels

On August 18, 2020—the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in the US—Crisis Magazine published an article entitled “Against Women’s Suffrage,” by editor-in-chief Michael Warren Davis. When the...

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One of us dwells in the flesh in Heaven

Before today’s Angelus, Pope Francis spoke about the Assumption of Mary: “When man set foot on the moon, he said a phrase that became famous: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ In essence, humanity had...

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An Appeal to Pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena

One of our favorite WPI readers, who comments on our site under the name “Love God 🙂” has suggested that we initiate a 54-day Rosary Novena for our Church and Pope Francis. Sorry for the very short notice, but one...

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The real harm caused by papal critics

A piece I wrote was published today in America. It was very difficult to write, but as Sam Rocha mentioned in our most recent podcast, it’s important that we share our stories. I’m telling my story because I know I...

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Sacramento priest: Horrifying details emerge

Providing greater perspective to the disturbing recent revelations from Sacramento that continue to unfold, Christopher Altieri of the Catholic Herald spoke to the woman who made allegations of sexual abuse against the now-excommunicated priest Jeremy Leatherby. The details of her...

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Is the schism upon us?

By now you’ve probably heard the news about Fr. Jeremy Leatherby, the Sacramento priest whose latae sententiae excommunication was announced by Bishop Jaime Soto last week. Bishop Soto explained in his letter to the faithful that Leatherby “placed himself and...

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