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In one of his informative dispatches from Rome during the Synod on the Family last fall, Robert Royal remarked with regret on the extent to which the synod fathers appeared to have taken their … more
The potential presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, a media critic when it suits his purposes, is a creature of the media. Trump has a knack for saying outrageous things, and journalists have … more
Chatting with a British bishop who’d said the famous Catholic writer Hilaire Belloc sometimes came to his home when he was a child to visit his father, a friend, I asked the obvious question: What … more
With the election of a new president less than a year away, at least one thing about the outcome seems reasonably clear: Whoever the winner turns out to be, a majority of the voters identifying … more
The Christians of first-century Corinth must have been a rowdy lot. St. Paul, writing to these converts, chided them for their less-than-edifying manner of celebrating the Eucharist and added a stern … more
The inability of parties to America’s culture war to communicate meaningfully with one another on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and assisted suicide is a disturbing fact of national life … more
So now it’s up to Pope Francis. Followup to the Synod on the Family rests firmly in the hands of this paradoxical pontiff who champions consultation, collegiality and synodality while practicing a … more
As Robert Hugh Benson’s apocalyptic novel Lord of the World moves toward its shocking conclusion, a naive young woman who has placed simple-minded faith in the utter goodness of the Antichrist … more
In years gone by, it was hardly unusual for periodic assemblies of the world Synod of Bishops to pass largely unnoticed by the media and just about everybody else. Not this time. The Oct. 4-25 Synod … more
Let’s begin by recognizing that the case of the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because same-sex marriage conflicts with her religious faith raises … more
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