Author: Rachel Amiri

US Bishops Speak on the Synodal Process

This past Sunday, October 17, the diocesan phase of the Synodal Process—already begun in Rome on October 10th—opened around the world. Although reports this week show that only about half of US dioceses were prepared to begin this diocesan phase,...

US Bishops Speak on the Synodal Process

Francis on Synod: “Open to the Newness of God”

This past Sunday, Pope Francis opened the Synod of Bishops in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica. This year and for the coming two years, the Synod will be reflecting on the role of synodality in the life of the Church,...

Francis on Synod: “Open to the Newness of God”

Deportation Is Evil

Migrants are not seen as entitled like others to participate in the life of society, and it is forgotten that they possess the same intrinsic dignity as any person. Hence they ought to be “agents in their own redemption”. No...

Deportation Is Evil

Pope Francis: Vaccination Is an Act of Love

Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. Last week, Pope Francis headlined an Ad Council public service announcement for the coronavirus vaccine, titled “Unity Across the Americas.” Designed...

Pope Francis: Vaccination Is an Act of Love

Pope Francis understands Fr. Martin—Do we?

Pope Francis surely sends many personal letters that don’t land in the headlines, but his remarkably warm and encouraging letter, sent in response to a note from Father James Martin about his nephew’s confirmation, certainly did. After Francis expressed his...

Pope Francis understands Fr. Martin—Do we?

WPI Live Season Finale – TONIGHT!

In the last episode before we take a summer break, Matt Kappadakunnel, Paul Fahey, Rachel Amiri, and Mike Lewis discuss the choppy seas beneath the Barque of Peter sailing into summer 2021. How do we steer together and what can...

WPI Live Season Finale – TONIGHT!

Slow down and get it right

In Cardinal Luis Ladaria’s May 7th letter to USCCB president Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, the CDF Prefect warned that without a rigorous and “serene” process, the conversation about “worthiness to receive Holy Communion” would become a “source of...

Slow down and get it right

WPI Live TONIGHT with Special Guest, Jeannie Gaffigan!

Writer, producer, comedian & Catholic mom Jeannie Gaffigan joins Rachel Amiri, Mike Lewis & Melinda Ribnek to talk about what 2020 revealed about the Church. The panelists discuss how to move forward through the “new normal” to heal divisions and...

WPI Live TONIGHT with Special Guest, Jeannie Gaffigan!

Streaming soon – Vatican II, A Failed Council?

Rachel Amiri, Mike Lewis, and Adam Rasmussen are joined by guest contributor Malcolm Schluenderfritz to discuss his recent post on the alleged failure of Vatican II and the barriers to the Council’s reception and full implementation. Malcolm Schluenderfritz hosts Happy Are...

Streaming soon – Vatican II, A Failed Council?