Do the Catholic Bishops Really Mean What They Say?

From Web Exclusives

The public opposition of more than eighty Catholic bishops to the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor pro-abortion President Barack Obama represented an unprecedented public expression of episcopal sentiment on a controversial moral issue. The bishops normally draw back”“prudently,” as they see it”from calling attention to themselves and to the Church. For so many of them to enter into the lists in this particular case surely suggests an enhanced understanding of the seriousness of the central moral issue of our time… . Continue Reading »

Following the Lamb

From the May 2000 Print Edition

In its broad outlines, the story of the sixteen Carmelite nuns martyred at Compiègne during the French Revolution is quite well known. Gertrud von Le Fort based her novel The Song at the Scaffold on the event, and the great French Catholic novelist Georges Bernanos took it up again with great . . . . Continue Reading »