Catholics need to stop encouraging “community service.”
Real Catholic social good is something to be worked out. It is something much more likely to be worked if the Church includes a serious leftwing voice.
Catholics shouldn’t be encouraged to make choices that aren’t really theirs to make.
Nothing can bring us into close contact with the beauty of Christ himself other than the world of beauty created by faith and light that shines out from the faces of the saints, through whom his own light becomes visible.
It’s a constant temptation to manufacture an experience of our Catholic faith, to elevate the end result over the process of being or becoming faithful.
It’s arguable that Francis exercises his post immodestly. But, on the other hand, there might be some necessary excess he’s dealing with. Take time to consider that.
I chose not to walk at my own graduation not because I was angry at my university, writes Alexandra DeSanctis, but precisely because of the deep love and gratitude I have for my time at Notre Dame.
When we feel pain at a loss of the past, writes Alexandra DeSanctis, we should remember that each new stage of life brings with it the chance to fulfill God’s will in a new way.
Very little that people can say can make you feel better when you watch someone you love suffer, David Mills notes from his own experience, but the Mass can make you happy.
A Catholic way of living the Sabbath often requires doing more of a different kind of work, writes Mattias Caro. Spending last Sunday re-digging a ditch reminded him of that.