Author: Mike Lewis

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Good Shepherds: Always with the people of God

Today is “Good Shepherd Sunday,” and it is also the Church’s annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This morning, Pope Francis ordained nine men to the priesthood for the diocese of Rome, telling them in his homily, that they...

Good Shepherds: Always with the people of God
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Unraveling Pontifical Secrets

This week, our friends Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell of America did a “deep dive” into the selection process for Catholic bishops in the latest episode of their always-informative “Inside the Vatican” podcast. During the podcast—which also featured interviews with...

Unraveling Pontifical Secrets
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Airing soon! WPI Livestream – 8pm EST, 5pm PST

In the aftermath of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict on charges of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, Mike Lewis and Melinda Ribnek are joined by Sam Rocha and Thabo Hall to discuss racial...

Airing soon! WPI Livestream – 8pm EST, 5pm PST
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Dishonest Dissent on the Catholic Left

My recent piece about dissent on the so-called “Catholic right” has generated a bit of a buzz. In the piece, I argue that dissent from what is described colloquially as the Catholic “right” is uniquely dangerous because it presents itself...

Dishonest Dissent on the Catholic Left
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Catholic Media and Critical Thinking

Around a decade ago, after being deeply inspired by Pope Benedict XVI and his work—especially Jesus of Nazareth, his masterful three-volume exploration of the life and ministry of Our Lord—I craved to know more and learn more about the faith....

Catholic Media and Critical Thinking
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Is dissent on the Catholic right uniquely dangerous?

Frequently, readers of Where Peter Is accuse this website and its contributors of having a progressive or left-wing ideological bias. Often, they will point to examples where they believe our criticism or lack of commentary on situations where Catholics who...

Is dissent on the Catholic right uniquely dangerous?
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Rodrigo Guerra on Fratelli Tutti and neo-populism

First of all, congratulations are in order for our friend Rodrigo Guerra, who in January was appointed as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS). Rodrigo is already a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life,...

Rodrigo Guerra on Fratelli Tutti and neo-populism
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Happy Easter from WPI!

Easter Prayer of Pope St. Gregory (540-604 AD) It is only right, with all the powers of our heart and mind, to praise You Father and Your Only-Begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Dear Father, by Your wondrous condescension of...

Happy Easter from WPI!
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“With him, life begins anew”

In his Easter Vigil homily tonight at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis once again emphasized the theme of amazement that has characterized Holy Week this year. He describes the amazement of the women who discovered the empty tomb...

“With him, life begins anew”
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An old friar’s Good Friday plea for unity

When one thinks of the threads of continuity across the last three papacies, perhaps one of the most overlooked—yet uniquely influential—is Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., who has served as Preacher to the Papal Household since his appointment by Pope...

An old friar’s Good Friday plea for unity
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“It is finished”

“Jesus was lifted high on the cross in order to descend to the abyss of our suffering. He experienced our deepest sorrows: failure, loss of everything, betrayal by a friend, even abandonment by God. By experiencing in the flesh our...

“It is finished”