Author: Mike Lewis

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Pope Francis and Civil Unions: Critical Context

Today, Catholic social media unleashed a fury of reactions to the revelation that Pope Francis had indicated support for the idea of same-sex civil unions in a clip from “Francesco,” an upcoming feature-length documentary by filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky.  It’s hard...

Pope Francis and Civil Unions: Critical Context
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Jimmy Akin on The Warning and Fr. Michel Rodrigue

Here’s a Saturday night special — In recent months, we’ve written about an unusually popular Catholic apocalyptic movement based in a modified version of  millenarian beliefs (the idea that there will soon be a literal 1,000-year period of peace, when...

Jimmy Akin on The Warning and Fr. Michel Rodrigue
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Pope Francis Delivers TED Talk on Climate Change

Today, Pope Francis stepped out onto the virtual TED stage for a second time. In his first TED talk, given in April 2017, the pope made his famous call for a “Revolution Of Tenderness.” This time, his talk was entitled...

Pope Francis Delivers TED Talk on Climate Change
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The inanity of CTRL-F criticism

“This document has 43,000 words. 43,000 words. So that’s a lot. This is—I believe this is his longest encyclical. I didn’t compare it, but it feels like the longest. And I’m going to throw something up on the screen that...

The inanity of CTRL-F criticism
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Key Quotes from Fratelli Tutti

The highly-anticipated encyclical Fratelli Tutti was released today. It is available here on the Vatican website. Be sure to join us for our live “first look” at Fratelli Tutti (register here). It will be from 5-7 pm Eastern It is...

Key Quotes from Fratelli Tutti
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Live Event this Sunday! Fratelli Tutti: A First Look

Just a reminder that we’re teaming up with Smart Catholics this Sunday to offer our first ever live online event! We’ll be discussing Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Join us this Sunday, October 4th, 5:00-7:00pm Eastern, 2:00-5:00 Pacific I’ll...

Live Event this Sunday! Fratelli Tutti: A First Look
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Which Pope said this?

“The economic prosperity of any people is to be assessed not so much from the sum total of goods and wealth possessed as from the distribution of goods according to norms of justice.” (scroll down for answer)

Which Pope said this?
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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...

Fr. Roberto Malgesini: Witness of Charity
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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...

Recognizing humanity’s true wealth
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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...

Which Pope said this?
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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....

Fr. Michel Rodrigue: When will no mean no?
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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...

Talking about Pope Francis on the Jesuitical podcast
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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...

Pope Francis and his vision of fraternity
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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...

Which Pope said this?