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.

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Honoring Pope Benedict's Final Wishes

Andrew M. Haines

For serious Catholic thinkers, discerning continuity where it can be found is a distinctive feature of Christian intellectualism.

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Understanding The Franciscan Pontificate

Shaun Kenney

It really wasn't Thomism, but rather, a form of neo-Thomism that became popular during the first half of the 20th century, one that was very heavy on rules and memorizing catechism rather than focusing on some of the softer sides of the Catholic Faith: charity, joy, love.

Liberalism Isn't Woke Enough

Mark Christensen

We in the West can have the kind of world we want as soon as we choose to take responsibility for wanting it enough, unreliant on political ideology and Godlike power. This is what we signed up for. This is classic liberalism, the final test of Man’s perfectibility.

Expressing the Creed in Everyday Life

Mattias A. Caro

If the Creed has real force in my life, it is not only because I can recite and understand its content, but because I invoke it in a lived expression in daily life.

On Active Conscience

Andrew M. Haines

Christian conscience is the active acceptance of the fruits of true freedom, formed by careful reflection, and deployed in every instance of mundane life.

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The Preferential Option for the Rich

Daniel Saudek

“Neoliberal Catholicism” represents, to use the words of the philosopher Maurice Blondel (2000), “une alliance contre nature”, a profoundly relativistic and inhumane agenda under the sheepskin of religious orthodoxy. 

Humility + Ambition = Magnanimity

Mattias A. Caro

If ambition and humility are to meet, it is around a process that realizes what is achievable and to recognize that achievement as worth the effort.

The Pain of Pope Benedict's Resignation

Andrew M. Haines

The personal decision of the Holy Father was a final public instruction on the practical, sometimes uncomfortable character of deep faith expected for each and every Christian.

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The False Cause: Finding Capitalism and Big Government in the Antebellum South

Casey Chalk

We should seek to apply a critical eye to any narrative that prioritizes sentimentalist nostalgia over historical truth.

In Defense of Being Woke

Anthony M. Barr

Apricity and Advent

Mattias A. Caro