Avoiding Social Media's Toxic Catholicism

Mattias A. Caro

We can't possibly be part of a solution to the current crisis. We are also not part of the problem. But we'll never know enough to resolve it.

The church

How Not To Campaign Message

Casey Chalk

A return to the Reagan-era political messaging of unfettered capitalism, libertarian autonomous individualism, and globalist foreign policy is not the way forward for conservatism. 

Politics

The Synod and the Crucible

Andrew M. Haines

The youth synod is timely, but extremely ironic. We can't really hope that trends in faith or vocations will change anytime soon.

The church

A Trial By Images: Solzhenitsyn on Literature and Salvation

Andrew M. Haines

The unique ability of writers in a globalized world is to "defeat the lie" that underpins violence, caused by our increasingly deficient and fractured moral sense.

Philosophy Art

On Reading Well: An Interview with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Anthony M. Barr

So much of living in a secularized culture is doing the work of translation and authentication: restating God’s truth in terms the world can understand and identifying the true works of God and his church from the false ones.

Virtue Art

My Meeting with Cardinal Law

Andrew M. Haines

My Catholic identity still rests on elements of faith instilled in my childhood. Not on a keen sense for sniffing out good churchmen.

The church

The Lower Demons of Our Nature

Max Bindernagel

Insofar as there is an infusion of grace, a new order of peace, reason, and justice ought to reign among those grafted onto Christ in baptism.  

Philosophy

Just Peace Theory

Andrew Latham

The concept of Just Peace is highly problematic and the Church should resist the siren call of those who advocate its adoption as doctrine. 

Politics

Should the Pro-Life Movement Support Kavanaugh?

Andrew Sorokowski

The answer seems self-evident. We need to build a jurisprudence of life. A Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade would be the endpoint, not the start, of the process.

Politics

Why Brett Kavanaugh Must Go Down

Michael D'Emic

A Trump court is our best protection against the onslaught that may be coming our way. And Brett Kavanaugh is still a good man.

Politics

Virtue and Sex

Craig Michael White

When the daily patterns of life in our culture do not align with our true ends as virtuous persons, we all have a problem. 

Virtue

Clarifications on 'Kavanaugh: The Cost of Trump'

Andrew M. Haines

There are three falsehoods I'd like to avoid, and that I'd like to make clear in case they weren't before. "Enlightened civic discourse" demands nothing less.

Politics

Kavanaugh: The Cost of Trump

Andrew M. Haines

Kavanaugh's confirmation process has both enshrined Trumpian sexual deviancy and rendered the pro-life cause itself finally and utterly worthless.

Politics

Modeling Grace and Courtesy

Mattias A. Caro

Modeling grace and courtesy in all situations for my children is a sine qua non of my responsibilities as a Christian parent. 

Virtue

Driving Out Nature with a Fork

Thomas Storck

The modern project of limitless human expansion, both outside of ourselves and within ourselves, is fundamentally a rejection of that reality which we did not create and thus cannot really control.

Theology

Examining Liberalism: Exaggerated Originality, False Anthropology

Craig Michael White

 Our problem, most fundamentally, is with liberalism's view of the nature of morality, of man, and of freedom, and its flaws in these areas are deadly. 

Philosophy

A Time for Solidarity

Mattias A. Caro

Christ asks us to comfort and console one another. Not to be naively confident or combative. Humble solidarity strengthens and nurtures our faith.

Virtue

Is the Catechism Irrelevant?

Andrew M. Haines

The Catechism, today, shows more about the distortions of Catholic intellectualism than a failure by the Church to teach the truth.

Theology

Attacking Our Mother? The Battle Against Liberalism

Craig Michael White

Attacking liberalism, for Americans, feels a bit like attacking your mother: it is the set of political ideas of the Founders. 

Philosophy

Send Them on Missions

Mattias A. Caro

It's impractical to send all priests to poor countries. But the call to radical evangelism exists even in the heart of the richest country on earth.

Virtue