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Signs of Contradiction

Saturday, December 3, 2022


Five takeaways from the pope’s latest interview

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, NCRegister

Friday, December 2, 2022


This is the way the world ends

T.S. Eliot

Friday, December 2, 2022


Ordinations in freefall in Britain

Luke Coppen and Brendan Hodge, The Pillar

Friday, December 2, 2022


Bishop Barron: USCCB “gravely disappointed” in marriage act

Peter Pinedo, Catholic News Agency

Friday, December 2, 2022


Synodality and its issues

Francis X. Maier, Catholic World Report

Friday, December 2, 2022


From 8,000,000,000 to Zero

Friday, December 2, 2022


Christians now a minority in England

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

Thursday, December 1, 2022


Genocide in Ukraine?

George Weigel, First Things

Thursday, December 1, 2022


German Synodal Way: defying logic

Larry Chapp, NCRegister

Thursday, December 1, 2022


Senate passes same-sex “marriage” bill

Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency

Thursday, December 1, 2022


Into the Darkest Hour

Madeleine L’Engle

Thursday, December 1, 2022


The Trouble with Bishops’ Conferences

Thursday, December 1, 2022


Chinese leaders brief clergy on ‘Sinicization’

Edward Pentin, NCRegister

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


The 2024 Eucharistic Congress: processions and pilgrimages

The Pillar

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


If—

Rudyard Kipling

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Pope defends himself on China and Russia

Elise Ann Allen, Crux

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


The reality of the China-Vatican deal

Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Everything is (not) Broken

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Cardinal, 63, dies three months after receiving red hat

Hannah Brockhaus, NCRegister

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Cardinal Sarah: ‘Religious liberty is under threat in the West’

Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


John the Baptist: saint of Advent

Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Pope to ‘America’ magazine: women cannot be priests

Zelda Caldwell, Catholic News Agency

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Cardinal Zen’s conviction: no one’s safe in Hong Kong

Damian Thompson, Spectator

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Where it’s all headed (satire)

Ralph McInerny

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Thanksgiving for a Great-Souled Man

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


The End of the World

Dana Gioia

Monday, November 28, 2022


Vatican publishes concerns about German Synodal Way

AC Wimmer, NC Register

Monday, November 28, 2022


Vatican: China violated deal

Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency

Monday, November 28, 2022


What’s it like to be a ‘traditionalist’ Catholic in Germany?

Luke Coppen, The Pillar

Monday, November 28, 2022


Suffering, divine punishment of the good and the wicked

Edward Feser, Catholic World Report

Monday, November 28, 2022


Having and Not Having

Monday, November 28, 2022


The Lord of History

Sunday, November 27, 2022


The Trainwreck of White-Collar Sympathy

Saturday, November 26, 2022


Welcoming the Stranger

Friday, November 25, 2022


Questions raised: Philadelphia hospital transgender surgeries on kids

Joe Bukuras and Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency

Thursday, November 24, 2022


Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin’s ‘genocide’

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

Thursday, November 24, 2022


Christ the Phoenix

Hans Boersma, First Things

Thursday, November 24, 2022


A Thanksgiving

St. John Henry Newman

Thursday, November 24, 2022


Justice Delayed

Michael Warsaw, NCRegister

Thursday, November 24, 2022


The Virtue of Gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2022


Vatican memos: Financial office risked becoming ‘a charade’

The Pillar

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Pope Francis removes Caritas leaders

Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Ireland’s next referendum

John Duggan, First Things

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Improving the Church

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Cardinal Müller on the limits of papal power

Lothar C. Rilinger, Catholic World Report

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


The Plague

Christina Rosetti

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Vatican to Germans: Cease and desist! Germans: Nein!

Elise Ann Allen, Crux

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Christians on the environment: stewardship v. skepticism

Becka A. Alper, Pew Research Center

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


COVID Amnesty for Bishops?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022