This New Year, Act More Leisurely

Bart Price

Doing an activity – even work – in a leisurely spirit, in an awareness of God’s presence, is one of the most useless activities we could do. 

Jesus vs. the Zombies: An Advent Meditation

David Mills

"The more we try to ignore death, the more it fascinates us. The more we tell ourselves that mortality doesn’t apply to us, the more it surrounds us."

How to Understand the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Andrew M. Haines

The sooner we reject false fatalism, the sooner we can get on with addressing the Church's deepest problems at their root.

The church

'Man By Man, Become a Choir'

Andrew M. Haines

We should demand bishops who are willing to accept their "special responsibility." And we should strive to be as harmonious as possible.

The church

We Still Need Apostolic Bishops

Andrew M. Haines

For all the failures of the American bishops, it would be foolish to suppose they're anything less than successors to the Apostles. But if we believe this, we should vigorously demand it. 

The church

A Dueling Church

Gabe Jones

The future direction of the Catholic Church following the 2018 Youth Synod will be revealed only as our present youth begin to take on leadership in the Church.

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

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