St. Thomas More was a martyr for conscience and for the truths of the Catholic faith.
Saints come in all ages and conditions of life and circumstances. Two new “venerables” are a reminder that it is never too early to follow Christ.
The Canadian bishops were key players in the disputes following Humanae Vitae, giving a green light to those who chose not to abide by the teaching of the Church.
A Latin American Church plagued by scandal, on the back foot on life issues, and unable to evangelise its own interior – this is not the galvanising vision of the then-Cardinal at Aparecida.
The Supreme Court has taken a newly-dim view of community covenants, when society is evolving toward more, not fewer, of them.
In Casey, Kennedy ruled that liberty means relativism. If there is no standard of truth to resolve disagreements, then all that is left is power.
Family separation went from a regrettable side effect to the desired means. That’s why the new policy was widely recognized as immoral.
In the summer of 1968, it was an open question about whether a peaceable common life could prevail.
Solzhenitsyn's brilliant, iconoclastic speech was perhaps the most thoughtful, articulate, and challenging commencement address ever delivered.
Bishop Curry, oddly enough, did not speak about marriage at all, much less how it was the path by which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would help each other toward eternal life.
Tom Wolfe did not confuse being serious with being somber, and no one described better the clothes-less emperors of our time.
Rihanna at the Met was a one-off. Fashion catastrophes are a consistent Catholic problem.
The Gospels give many accounts of Jesus actually showing mercy instead of telling parables about it – and yet the Parable of the Prodigal Son remains central to our sharing of the mercy of God.
On Good Friday, as on that Friday morning in Trèbes, the hostages are freed, not by overwhelming power, but because there is One to take their place.
The everyday battle of the Christian disciple is within our hearts. Some pieces of our hearts, corrupted by the world, must be destroyed so that, purified in the fire of the Holy Spirit, we may be free to choose God.
In the face of the great evils that abound, what is needed is something beyond a reckoning. What is needed is for the transgression to be redeemed.