May 28, 2015 12:47 PM Vibrant Catholicism, 1: Lamenting the entire 20th century By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I have this vision of offering a comprehensive plan to ensure a vibrant, effective Catholicism going forward—because we certainly haven’t had anything like it for a long time. But this is a seductive vision. Even the best and...
May 19, 2015 5:59 PM Ireland on the brink: the referendum will be a test of tolerance By Phil Lawler
On Friday, if the polls are right, Ireland—once a staunchly Catholic nation—will become the first country in the world to ratify same-sex marriage by a popular vote. To be sure, the polls show a late surge of opposition....
May 29, 2015 Saved by ordination By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Courtesy of the National Catholic Register: The villagers of Tarkerabari in Nepal are still rejoicing over their escape from injury and death during the recent earthquake, which measured 7.8 on the Richter Scale and killed...
May 29, 2015 Toward a more vibrant Catholicism
This week I've started a series in which I hope to explore what a truly vibrant and effective Catholicism ought to look like. I'm definitely open to input. The first installment begins with what has gone wrong: Vibrant Catholicism, 1:...
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Ordinary Time: May 30th
According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of Corpus Christi which traditionally is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. In the Ordinary Rite the Solemnity is... More
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May 26, 2015 Summer: More Time for the Lord, not a Vacation from Him By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Periodically Pentecost Sunday falls the same weekend as Memorial Day. Although seemingly different in focus, both celebrations reflect shifts in our daily lives. Pentecost marks the close of the Easter season and the beginning of Tempus...
May 19, 2015 The Coup at the (Catholic) U By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It was a remarkable thing even for the 1960s—the takeover of the Catholic University of America by its heterodox Department of Theology. I am referring, of course, to the wholesale defiance of episcopal oversight as soon as the...