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On the Limits of Identity Politics

By Jennifer Fitz | Over the past several months, my social media feeds have gone topsy-turvy, and a conversation in a hotel parking lot sums it up. I was having my morning coffee and this guy was also having his coffee, out in...

The Bigotry of Blaine No More

By Jeanne Allen | “And the prohibition before us today burdens not only religious schools but also the families whose children attend or hope to attend them.” — Chief Justice John Roberts Prayers of...

St. Ephrem the Deacon, and other Saintly Deacons

By Kevin Di Camillo | St. Ephrem the Deacon is the only Eastern deacon who is a Doctor of the Church, and was known even during his own lifetime as “The Harp of The Holy Ghost” — mainly for his ability to set theological...

The World Needs Our Comfort, Forbearance, Forgiveness — and Our Prayers

By Emily Stimpson Chapman | America’s pain has reached fever pitch. So has its fear, anger and confusion. Months of lockdown and loss, followed by scenes of excessive force by police, massive...

Hope & Wonder: Finding God in Silence and Seeing With the Heart

By Amy Smith | In the Old Testament, God often took bold measures to connect with His people in order to instruct them (think of Moses and the burning bush). And remember Samuel: God called to him during the night, and poor,...

Death Shall Be No More

By Regis Martin | He was the uncle I never knew. The fabled older brother my father looked up to when alive, then scarcely spoke of when dead. First in the family to volunteer after Pearl Harbor, he flew combat missions over...

The Swamp of Subjective Sentimentality

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | A friend commented about the LGBTQ controversy recently. He has family members who are homosexual and they are furious with the Catholic Church, saying, “Who are they to define marriage?” In...

‘Iconodules,’ Brave Defenders of Sacred Images, are Needed Once More

By James Day | A new iconoclasm has erupted. The urge to tear down and smash images, the literal definition of iconoclasm, is currently extending into the destruction of Christian imagery. But in the...

Mississippi Bans Abortion on Sex, Race, Genetic Disability

By Catholic News Agency | JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex, race, or genetic abnormality....

What Has Stalled Progress in Uprooting the Vatican’s Financial Corruption?

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — Cardinal George Pell, the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy which Pope Francis created six years ago to monitor and reform Vatican finances,...