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The Sarah/Benedict 16 book: Behind the scenes

Friday, February 14, 2020


Why Francis did what he did

Friday, February 14, 2020


Querida Amazonia: A document of reconciliation

Thursday, February 13, 2020


The plague of politics

Thursday, February 13, 2020


On what synods can and cannot do

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Why I am not a liberal

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Truth precedes love and mercy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Germany’s “Synodal Way” is underway

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd

Monday, February 10, 2020


Must reading on Pope Francis

Monday, February 10, 2020


Cdl. Mueller: German synod not a step forward

Friday, February 7, 2020


Theological fraud

Friday, February 7, 2020


A Protestant’s tribute to Archbishop Chaput

Thursday, February 6, 2020


Calling evil by its name

Thursday, February 6, 2020


On that Super Bowl halftime travesty

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Vatican and U.N.: Too close?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Social media’s war against pro-life views

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Trying to make sense of Pope Francis

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Abide in the truth

Monday, February 3, 2020


Feast of St. Blaise

Monday, February 3, 2020


Pope Francis and the Germans

Monday, February 3, 2020


Why has the pope not visited Argentina?

Friday, January 31, 2020


The pope’s surrender to China

Friday, January 31, 2020


German bishops meet today

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Why Catholics are identifying as “born again”

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Voiding anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Where Christians are most persecuted

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Kobe Bryant’s Catholic life

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Why priestly morale is low

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Have “papal books” run their course?

Monday, January 27, 2020


Francis X. Maier, Good Servant of a Good Shepherd

Monday, January 27, 2020


12 truths about the March for Life

Friday, January 24, 2020


2020 March for Life Events

Friday, January 24, 2020


Supremes to hear school-funding case

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Wanted: Moderate Democrats on abortion

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Campus life

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Saints’ visions of Hell

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Marxism died in East, but lives in West

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


MLK’s rejection of materialism

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


How Civilta Cattolica attacks Cardinal Zen

Monday, January 20, 2020


Restoring Notre-Dame de Paris

Friday, January 17, 2020


A married priest on celibacy

Friday, January 17, 2020


The paradox of agreement on celibacy

Friday, January 17, 2020


Sex, Celibacy, and Roman Curiosities

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Behind the Sarah-Benedict book controversy

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Priests and politics

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Simplicity itself

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Rethinking the USCCB

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Architect: Rebuild Notre Dame’s roof in wood

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Fierce loyalties

Monday, January 13, 2020