The Language of Rights

Tim Colvin

Rights are always for the benefit of society and never just an expression of the autonomy of an individual. 

The Simony of Sacramental Preparation

Mattias A. Caro

Too much of our sacramental prep revolves around saccharine hoop jumping.  It's really time we stopped, thought, and changed that process. 

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Upon Me Be Your Sins

Anthony M. Barr

"On me be your sin my daughter, and on the day of judgment I will render an account of it for you to the Lord; it is I who will be responsible for this to God."

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Who's Pope Francis Calling a 'Gnostic'?

Andrew M. Haines

Someone who wants everything to be clear and sure presumes to control God’s transcendence.

What Makes Faith Attractive?

Andrew M. Haines

Our model for sifting faithfulness is broken. What makes Christian faith attractive is the claim it lays to things beyond our rational horizons.

Should the Internet Forget?

Andrew M. Haines

Does permanence cut against the remaining shreds of humanity left for social networking? Or does anonymity pose too much risk for forming accountable, human structures for communication?

Holy Week: Time Turned Upside Down

Ryan Hunter

Death Himself, the Evil One who rejoiced while the tiny band of Christians wept at the seeming finality of the Lord’s death, is overthrown in his own realm, as the Lord tramples Satan underfoot like a loathsome weed.

Blood Upon Us: Ireland, Holy Week, and 300,000 Pieces of Silver

Michael D'Emic

The progress we've made is a short road to Hell, held up as “personal choice.”  It is, in short, the progress from Palm Sunday to Good Friday.

The Curse of the Protestant-to-Catholic Convert

Casey Chalk

We former Protestants simply expect things to be simple, straightforward, easily consumed, and then easily communicated to to others. And this is a problem to import into Catholicism. 

Get Thee to a Nunnery! A Critical Review of “Novitiate”

Charlie Ducey

This communal death, this secularization of the nunnery by churchmen who, ironically, use traditional routes of authority to undermine the traditional practices of the nuns, demands atonement. 

Toward an 'Interior Continuity'

Andrew M. Haines

Stifling Pope Benedict's voice, who is perhaps the moral theologian par excellence, endangers not only the clarity of the moral message of the Church, but the formation of all Christian consciences.