There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.” Those are strong words, written by the Czech activist Václav Havel in his essay “The Power of the Powerless,” one of the . . . . Continue Reading »
The scope of anti-Christian violence does demand a much louder voice from American Christians in defense of persecuted Christians overseas. Continue Reading »
When they suggest that something’s gone seriously wrong with our nation’s culture, and further suggest what American Christians might need to do about it, Dreher and Esolen have plenty of persuasive company. Continue Reading »
The following is an excerpt from Archbishop Chaput's new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: The crime of the modern sexual regime is that it robs Eros of its meaning and love of its grandeur. It’s a lie. It’s a theft. It makes us small and ignoble.
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Forty-four years after Roe, a reverence for the sanctity of human life still burns in the spirit of far too many people to ignore. Continue Reading »
Clinton’s entourage are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic or consistent with Jesus’s teachings, but to be the “religion” they want. Continue Reading »
The archbishop of Philadelphia speaks on living as a believer in the nation we have now.
Pope Francis has announced a jubilee Year of Mercy, starting December 8. He is hardly the first pope to stress the importance of mercy. John Paul II spoke about it often and eloquently. But Francis has a special passion for the virtue, likely rooted in his experience of the poor and his affection . . . . Continue Reading »
Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., spoke to the national Religion Newswriters Association on Aug. 28, in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia. He took part in a panel sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on the impending papal visit to the United States. His . . . . Continue Reading »
The following address was given at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on March, 17 2015.Vatican II ended in December 1965 with an outpouring of enthusiasm and hope. The Council's hope was grounded in two things: a renewed Catholic faith, and confidence in the skill and goodness of human reason.Half a century has passed since then. A lot has happened. The world today is a very different place than it was in 1965. And much more complex. That’s our reality, and it has implications for the way we live our faith, which is one of the reasons we’re here tonight. Continue Reading »