August 29, 2014 11:34 AM Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam By Phil Lawler
Faced with the savage violence of the Islamic State (ISIS), Christians can be tempted toward two unhelpful emotional reactions. On one extreme is the thirst for vengeance. If Muslims extremists kill innocent Christians, intemperate...
August 28, 2014 1:16 PM An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw By Dr. Jeff Mirus
At his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis lamented divisions in Catholic parishes, so often caused by gossip and other sins of the tongue. He also explained that the unity of the Church has its origins in the unity and communion of the...
September 01, 2014 Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO By Phil Lawler
When pundits set out to criticize the Catholic Church, they sometimes expose more about their own preconceptions than about the alleged failures of the hierarchy. Consider: In a highly tendentious Time essay about tensions between the...
August 29, 2014 Frustrating the Moral Law
Once we start denying the natural law, the complications multiply. Consider the moral complications in this case: New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland. Consider also the unfortunate confusion among some Churchmen over conflicts...
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Ordinary Time: September 1st
God's great work is the creation and redemption of the world wrought through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The one essential work in which we are all callled to participate is God's transforming love. According to the... More
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August 26, 2014 Feastday Highlights: The Familial Example of Sts. Monica and Augustine By Jennifer Gregory Miller
As August closes, we celebrate back-to-back memorials of famous mother and son, St. Monica and St. Augustine of Hippo. Here are some more "family feasts" for my family, as the 28th is my parents' wedding anniversary. Saints...
August 21, 2014 The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Long-time readers will know of my respect for Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Acton Institute. Not only do we have a number of his articles on social-economic-political issues in our library, but I favorably reviewed his book...