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A large room for a tiny piece of Bread

Pope Francis had a very active week, beginning with Mass at St. Peter’s for the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, and including his rejection of the much-publicized resignation letter from German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising. Along the way, Francis spoke and delivered messages to many groups, including a message...

A large room for a tiny piece of Bread
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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 we offer the world while we navigate? Watch right here, on our YouTube...

WPI Live Season Finale – TONIGHT!
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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 discord rather than unity within the episcopate and the larger Church in the...

Slow down and get it right
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Where Is COVID-19 Conspiracism Headed?

Check out the sixth episode of The Critical Catholic on Where Peter Is Media, with Mike Lewis and D.W. Lafferty. We stream live every Sunday on YouTube at 8 p.m. EST. This week’s guest: Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina Overview: COVID-19 conspiracism continues to be a major...

Where Is COVID-19 Conspiracism Headed?
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LGBTQ+ Catholics and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Catechism says that the Sacred Heart of Jesus is “the chief sign and symbol” of Christ’s love for “the eternal Father and all human beings without exception” (CCC 478).  Along these same lines, Pope Francis makes a radical claim in Fratelli Tutti, “believers come to know that God loves every man and...

LGBTQ+ Catholics and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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The Burden of Co-Responsibility

The Second Vatican Council—specifically in its Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Apostolicam Actuositatem and in the Apostolic Constitution Lumen Gentium—affirmed that the laity are co-responsible for the mission of the Church.  One narrative of the post-conciliar years has revolved around the Church’s acceptance of this teaching—embracing it, fearing it, exploiting it,...

The Burden of Co-Responsibility
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The Insanity of Unbelief

It is when we are most beset that God makes Himself closest to us for the simple reason that we are then most like Him. The Cross shows Him at His most beset, and also yet at His most triumphing. Every June 7th I have a flashback to the most significant event in...

The Insanity of Unbelief
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“The New Covenant in my blood”: Corpus Christi

Today’s readings connect many things: the blood of the sacrifice, the priest, the community, and the covenant. They show how these all come together in Jesus in the Eucharist. The first reading from Exodus depicts Moses acting as a priest on behalf of the Israelites at Sinai. After God has told Moses some...

“The New Covenant in my blood”: Corpus Christi
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Which Pope said this?

“Since the Church has received from Christ her Founder the office of safeguarding the sanctity of divine worship, it is certainly incumbent upon her, while leaving intact the substance of the Sacrifice and the sacraments, to prescribe ceremonies, rites, formulae, prayers and chant for the proper regulation of that august public ministry, whose...

Which Pope said this?
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What can we offer to the world?

Today, the cultural division between the Catholic Church and Western society—especially on moral issues—is as wide as it has been since the rise of Christendom. The dictatorship of relativism that Pope Benedict XVI decried in 2005, which “does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego...

What can we offer to the world?
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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 work for a culture of love. Watch right here, on our YouTube channel,...

WPI Live TONIGHT with Special Guest, Jeannie Gaffigan!
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