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Bishops with musical talent

Dear readers, what follows is a one-time post from a brand-new Substack I started last week called Mike Lewis Extra. What’s Substack? It’s is an email newsletter platform designed for small publishers. I figured I wouldn’t let my Twitter threads...

Bishops with musical talent
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Unraveling Pontifical Secrets

This week, our friends Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell of America did a “deep dive” into the selection process for Catholic bishops in the latest episode of their always-informative “Inside the Vatican” podcast. During the podcast—which also featured interviews with...

Unraveling Pontifical Secrets

The Failures of Champion Bishops

The Church in the West is facing profound challenges as it seeks to evangelize. By most visible metrics—those that rely on data from surveys and professional research on religious practice and belief—the Church is in decline. This decline can be...

The Failures of Champion Bishops

On Critics of the Church’s Precautionary Measures

Over the last 2,000 years, we have faced many different plagues and crises. The Church has responded to them in various ways, based on the needs of the people and the knowledge of science at the time. As our knowledge...

On Critics of the Church’s Precautionary Measures

An Invisible Communion

The world is currently facing a pandemic that has the potential to kill millions of people and permanently change the way we live. Not surprisingly, many employers, in efforts to promote “social distancing,” are transitioning to largely virtual office settings,...

An Invisible Communion

NCR’s Winters warns of a looming schism

Today in the National Catholic Reporter, columnist Michael Sean Winters argues that the biggest threat to the unity of the Catholic Church (especially in the U.S.) is the expansion of a highly visible and well-organized movement that opposes Pope Francis and...

NCR’s Winters warns of a looming schism

Virgins and the Vexing of Ed Peters

The Holy See has published a new document, Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, addressed to bishops outlining instructions on the Order of Consecrated Virgins within their dioceses. This Instruction was put forward to answer questions being asked by many women and bishops...

Virgins and the Vexing of Ed Peters