Author: Rachel Amiri

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Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi, One Year Later

On March 27, 2020, the world focused its attention on Rome. A lone man dressed in white punctuated the eerily empty St. Peter’s Square, normally bustling with tourists and pilgrims. One year ago today we joined Pope Francis for a...

Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi, One Year Later
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We’re Livestreaming soon!

Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation! Our regularly-scheduled livestream will be happening TONIGHT at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT. We will be talking EWTN, Catholic grievance and counter-culture, and how they’ve blocked US Catholic reception of Amoris Laetitia. You can watch right...

We’re Livestreaming soon!
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WPI Lenten Reading Recommendations

During our first-ever WPI Live event last week (catch it here), our group began a discussion of reading recommendations for this Lent. Whether you’re looking for action or contemplation, or some fiction to distract you while absent from social media,...

WPI Lenten Reading Recommendations
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What’s Motivating the Co-Founders of Veritatis Splendor?

Perhaps you’ve heard about the “massive new Catholic center planned for east Texas”?  The launch plans for a new effort called Veritatis Splendor (after the encyclical of Pope John Paul II of the same name) indicate a vision far bolder...

What’s Motivating the Co-Founders of Veritatis Splendor?

Is Conversion Ever a Phone Call Away?

In our desire for justice, to be more holy, or to bring about the conversion of others, how do we respond  when the results we desire are slow in coming? Are we patient, or do we act recklessly and hope...

Is Conversion Ever a Phone Call Away?

Spiritus Domini: Development in Continuity

The recent news of Pope Francis’s surprise motu proprio Spiritus Domini inflamed old debates about feminism and women’s ordination. Responses in Catholic media have ranged from rather bland “nothing to see here” commentary focused on the historical development of the...

Spiritus Domini: Development in Continuity

“No One Chooses to Be a Priest”

Today, December 13, 2020, marks the 51st anniversary of Pope Francis’s ordination to the priesthood in Buenos Aires. He has often reflected on priestly ministry and vocation, and his reflections reveal a life of prayer and closeness to Jesus which...

“No One Chooses to Be a Priest”

Catholics Are Losers

American Catholics should embrace losing.  It’s not as if we haven’t had ample opportunity over the last several years. We should know by now that U.S. Catholics often find ourselves among the least respected groups in modern society, particularly for...

Catholics Are Losers

Who Are Viganò’s Children of Light?

Judging strictly on its merits, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s open letter to President Donald Trump deserves only the response one should give to any other instance of online trolling: the silent treatment. Trolls tend to burn themselves out when they...

Who Are Viganò’s Children of Light?