Tagged: evangelization

The Foodies are Alright

On the Moral Significance of The Moral Significance of Modern Food A recent article in First Things likely garnered little attention, but I think—if you’ll bear with me—we should pay some attention to it. The article by John Kainer is...

The Foodies are Alright

The encounter with the sacred mystery of the other

Two days before Fr. James Martin, SJ, shared an image of the personal letter sent to him by Pope Francis, in which the pope offered Fr. Martin affirmation, guidance, and prayers for the upcoming Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Webinar, my...

The encounter with the sacred mystery of the other

Empty churches and the “secularization” excuse

The debate that began with Giorgio Gawronski’s February 22 article in L’Osservatore Romano, “Empty churches and integral humanism,” is one of the few interesting discussions currently stirring in Catholic thought. Writing on an issue that has since been taken up...

Empty churches and the “secularization” excuse

When catechesis fails young Catholics

The Church often asks, “Why are young people leaving?” But it usually comes up with the wrong answers. “They left because they did not take the trouble to learn about their faith,” or, “secular society drew them away.” However, one...

When catechesis fails young Catholics

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?

Recognizing humanity’s true wealth

“Those who take care of the sick – play an essential role in today’s society, even if they often do not receive the recognition and recompense they deserve. … Taking care of those who are sick, of those who are...

Recognizing humanity’s true wealth

What is meant by “Catholic Lite”?

It was perhaps foolish for my wife and me to attempt effective social-distancing with three children under six on a summer evening in a neighbor’s backyard. So we contracted COVID-19 on the Fourth of July. Our symptoms were relatively mild,...

What is meant by “Catholic Lite”?