Fr. Mark A. Pilon (1943-2018) was a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, VA. He received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Santa Croce University in Rome. He was a former Chair of Systematic Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, and a retired and visiting professor at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. He writes regularly at

The Paradoxical Structure of the Kingdom

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Continuing Vocation Crisis in the United States

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Fruits of Soft Discipline

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A New – and Encouraging – Form of Collegiality?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

That Vital Analogy of Being

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bernie Sanders: Christophobe and (Indirectly) Islamophobe

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Tale of Two Atrocities

Monday, June 5, 2017

Is His Grace Truly Sufficient – or Not?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Disruptive Church Now Has a Spokesman

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Brief Primer on Catholic Faith and Conscience

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Conscience and Disagreements on Social Teachings

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

45-Million Aborted Children: Only a Statistic?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Newer Clericalism

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Dangerous Road of Papal Silence

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Destroying Freedom in the Name of Freedom

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Crisis of Faith, not of Worship

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Religious Blindness – and its Consequences – for Europe

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Just Call Me Jim

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Salutary Corrective in Scalia’s Funeral

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Good News and the New Year

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Joy of Elizabeth and Mary

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Breathing Again, Thanks to Walker Percy

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wisdom is “Gender Neutral”

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chastity: the Crucial Message of a Canonization

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Reflections on the Eve of the 2015 Synod

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The New Annulment Norms and the American Experience

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When Conscience Trumps Faith and God

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How Will History Judge Us?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cardinal Dolan Should Apologize to Trump

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wanted: A Pontifex Maximus

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Time for Civil Resistance to Civil Aggression

Monday, July 6, 2015

John the Baptist and Public Scandal

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Language of Retreat

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Low Fertility Is Just the Half of It

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Morally, Ontologically, Just Plain Wrong

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Mega-Hypocrites

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What the Italian Confession Scandal Reveals

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our President-Theologian

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Will the 2015 Synod Bury Church Teaching on Contraception?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wanted: A More Reserved Papal Style

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A “Lambeth Moment” for the Synod

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The So-Called “Francis Problem”

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Joe Biden and the Gates of Hell

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Illegal Immigration and Social Morality

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Germany’s “Pay to Pray” Regime

Friday, February 28, 2014

As Advent Ends

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Perfect Ecclesial Storm

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Casting Pearls Before Swine

Thursday, August 1, 2013