The Great Reset, Catholic Style

Catholic social teaching has been called the “Church’s best kept secret”, and with good reason. The two foundational encyclicals (Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum [RV]and Pope Pius XI’s Quadragesimo Anno [QA]), other encyclicals on social […] Read the Whole Article...

Death Penalty Abolition Gains Momentum After Virginia

Steve Helber Gov. Ralph Northam, left, stands near a gurney with Greensville Correctional Center warden Larry Edmonds, right, at the Greensville Correctional Center prior to signing a bill abolishing the state’s death penalty in Jarratt, Va., Wednesday, March...

On Easter Monday and my favorite passage in the New Testament

Note: The following homily was preached at the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City on Easter Monday, April 5, 2021. In many countries, today is a legal holiday; in Italy, the day […] Read the Whole Article at its Original...

CHRISTIAN BASHERS INVENT CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attempt to invent Christian Nationalism: Scholars rightly take umbrage when pundits and activists exploit their work for political purposes. The latest example, at least in religious circles, is the way in...

Easter Joys and the Endless Lockdown Loop

A continued blessed and joyous Easter to all our readers, on this second day of eight days of solemnities, each day an ‘Easter Sunday’ – then another month of the Easter season, until Pentecost, and the great feasts that follow: Pentecost, Ascension, Corpus Christi,...

Pope at Regina Coeli: Encountering Christ means finding peace of heart

Pope Francis in the Apostolic LIbrary, from where he recited the Regina Coeli (Vatican Media) April 5, 2021 At the Regina Coeli on Easter Monday, Pope Francis speaks of the angel’s appearance and the proclamation of Christ’s Resurrection, noting that in finding the...

Rolheiser: The Power of Beauty

The world will be saved by beauty! Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that, Dorothy Day quoted it, and centuries before Jesus, Confucius made it central to his pedagogy. They were on to something. Beauty is a special language that cuts through and sidelines all the things that...