Author: Rachel Amiri

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!

Streaming Soon!

Our regularly-scheduled livestream will be happening TONIGHT at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT. Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek, and Paul Fahey will be joined by new contributor Patric Peters to discuss his recent post.  We will also catch up on Holy...

Streaming Soon!

The Not-So-Sexy Theology of the Body

Although Catholics in the United States frequently discuss issues related to human sexuality, our catechesis on marriage and sex very rarely treats these as the complex mysteries that they are. Instead, we tend to unintentionally promote an unrealistic vision of...

The Not-So-Sexy Theology of the Body

WPI Live for Holy Week – TONIGHT!

Special Holy Week edition of WPI Live TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 31st! Join Rachel Amiri, Mike Lewis, Melinda Ribnek and first-time guest Nathan Turowsky at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific. Streaming right here or on YouTube and our Facebook page. We...

WPI Live for Holy Week – TONIGHT!

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

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!

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

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