C. S. Lewis on Hate, and Why He Was Only Partly Right

David Mills

We're tempted to hate the other as a way of loving ourselves and our causes. That makes the hatefulness and the exaggeration feel virtuous.

Sex and the City of God

Andrew M. Haines

We're all victims, and enablers, in a culture of addiction that's endemic to Christians as much as anyone else.

Virtue The church

I'm a Distracted Father, Like God

Andrew M. Haines

What good happens in spite of my shortcomings, because of my nature, isn't an accident, but a participation in God's life, and in his design for fatherhood.

Theology

Religious Liberty and the Option for the Poor

Aaron Taylor

The popes remind us that libertarian regimes create their own victims, and that we have social and political responsibilities toward them.

Against Self-Help Catholicism

Mattias A. Caro

The affront of neo-Pelagian truths is that they replace the life of grace in favor of the quick seduction of knowledge, which if we only had access to, we would be more like God.

Talking with Jesuits

Andrew M. Haines

The present moment, both for the Church and for humanity, is one that we should entrust a bit more to "jesuitical" brilliance.

The papacy

Jefferson Was Wrong: Freedom, Truth, and Liberalism

Craig Michael White

Love for ourselves is a duty, not an option, but so is love for those around us, for our societies, for all of humanity, and for the creation itself

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum: What Did Irish Voters Sign Up For?

Michael D'Emic

The “Yes” victory illustrates a new, sinister rending of human being-ness from any hope for moral objectivity.

Materialism is a Personal Cancer

Andrew M. Haines

The cure to materialism is equally caustic. It affects our scientific mind, and even dimensions of our apparent psychological well-being.

Philosophy

Confessing Our Way to Vocational Discernment

Mattias A. Caro

In a world where the millennial seek their place and woke means, I suppose, being "really aware," confession works as the sacrament that brings us back to our calling in the present moment.

Two Ways to Be Political

Andrew M. Haines

For Christians to be politically significant, we must do more than just participate in the political activities that are handed to us. We must set a political agenda through our personal choices.

Politics Philosophy

Consent is No Cure

Craig Michael White

Explicit consent makes sex look like a contract. We are caught in the liberal vise. 

The Other Catholic

Mattias A. Caro

Holiness can only consist of that particular and specific expression of seeing Christ in an encounter of charity and need.

Alfie Evans and the Secular Hauntings of Reformation Politics

Ryan Hunter

To reduce an appealer's line or scope of appeal on major ethical issues to his family, his locality, or even his nation, strikes me as a kind of creeping, insidious totalitarianism, an overt, brutal infringement on liberty.

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. 

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."

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.

The papacy

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.

Theology

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?

Philosophy