Is This an Easter Sermon?

Easter Sunday, the Obama family worshipped at St. John’s Church , across Lafayette Square from the White House. The audio recording of the sermon is not yet available on the church’s website, but you can read the press summary here . It seems in some way to be addressed to those . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 4.2.13

Egotistic Adoration Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P., Dominicana Waiting for the Bells Elliot Milco, Fare Forward Classic Correction Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner Swimming With Leviathan Kenneth Minogue, New Criterion The Secret World of Garbagemen Heather Horn,  Atlantic . . . . Continue Reading »

Weigel, Tobin, Kimball, Steinfels, Oh My!

Commended to your attention is this summer’s conference at Portsmouth Abbey,  Catholicism and the American Experience . Leading the speakers is our own George Weigel, who’ll be talking on “Catholics in an Unfamiliar America.” Other speakers include the Bishop of . . . . Continue Reading »

Sacramone’s Strange Herring

For those of you who don’t know his writing, here are two of today’s items from the always entertaining and thought-provoking Anthony Sacramone, once of First Things and now of ISI Books. (To be absolutely honest, let’s say “almost always” or maybe just . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

William Doino Jr. details the most recent criticism of Mother Teresa : The expansion of Mother Teresa’s order speaks volumes about its integrity and effectiveness, but the support and admiration it has received has proven too much for some. On March 1, three Canadian academics—Serge . . . . Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Does Jesus Really Love Me?

I’ve just finished reading Jeff Chu’s new book Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America , and I highly recommend it. Besides being well-written and engaging (I could hardly put it down), it’s also very illuminating. The book is a . . . . Continue Reading »