Opinion

Courage at What Cost?

What is it about our bishops that keeps them so supine? Are there not any around willing to talk back to Rome?

Against Adopting a Medieval-Peasant Mindset

I aver that the medieval peasant mindset, much like its Bronze Age predecessor, is one of the new crop of meme ideologies that have so aggressively multiplied in cyberspace over the past few years.

The False Christ of The Chosen

Just when we thought we had blessedly stamped out the cartoon, CCD “Jesus,” a newer, slicker incarnation of this caricature has seeped back into the Catholic Church in the form of “The Chosen”.

Facing the Peril of Docetism

At the heart of the Docetist denial is horror at the prospect of God—a purely spiritual being, untouched by the material world in any way—actually becoming one of us.

Letter to the American Church

The movie “Letter to the American Church” is a ringing call to Christian pastors and bishops to speak up before the window closes, as it did in Germany in the 1930s.

Western Civilization Lives

We are the inheritors of the most profound culture the world has ever known, and not even the modern barbarians can destroy it.

The Ashes of Valentine

Since Valentine’s Day lands on the same day as Ash Wednesday this year, it is an invitation to consider what these two days have in common.

Ashes to Go

The distribution of ashes in the context of the liturgy points to the deep union of liturgy with all sacramental life, including blessings.

Exit the Pope?

It is not disrespect of papal magisterium to register difficulties with supposedly pastoral recommendations on the basis of prudential criteria.

The Good News About Fasting

This Lent, let us prepare in body, mind, and spirit and seek grudging acceptance of a holistically life-giving relationship with the virtue of fasting.

Is Death Healthcare?

The advent of Physician-Assisted Suicide sets out the question squarely: Do we now consider death is legitimate “treatment,” a form of “healthcare”?

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