Author: Rachel Amiri

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

A different religion?

“It seems as though we aren’t even part of the same religion.” Sometimes saying a thing enough times does make it true, and in his public response to Traditionis Custodes in a New York Times op-ed, Michael Brendan Dougherty makes...

A different religion?

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?

Going Live SOON! The Pope, Peace & Parallel Synods

Rachel Amiri is joined by David Lafferty and Daniel Amiri on this week’s episode to recap recent papal comments on peacemaking and discuss the appearance of a “virtual synod” of bishops in US Catholic media. Streaming right here or on...

Going Live SOON! The Pope, Peace & Parallel Synods

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse

“Don’t leave Jesus because of Judas.” “Don’t let Satan get between you and the Church.” “Put your faith in Christ, not in men.” Quite often, when a Catholic expresses anguish, disappointment, or spiritual disillusionment over revelations of sexual abuse by...

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Trauma of Abuse

Live Episode 9 SOON!

Our regularly-scheduled livestream will be happening TONIGHT at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT. Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek, Mike Lewis and David Lafferty will be discussing dissent, discernment, and how we learn to think with the Church–especially in a polarized Catholic...

Live Episode 9 SOON!