Pope Benedict XVI

‘Intrinsic Evil’ & Public Policy

Everyone knows what the Catholic Church teaches about abortion, right? It is an “intrinsically evil act.” Yet the answers of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in the recent...

Dear Prudence

There has recently been much talk about whether Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget is faithful to the principles of Catholic social thought—or is instead a libertarian...

Vatican II Continued

Catholics have been arguing about the Second Vatican Council—about what it did and didn’t do, about what it meant and still means or what it never meant and could...

Benedict Goes to Cuba

Despite popular coverage insisting that Benedict's visit to Cuba was unfruitful, Quigley insists that the pope's visit was one of engagement, not confrontation.

Missing the Mark

Every day for years I’ve prayed the liturgy of the hours and attended daily Mass. I say a rosary each day, join my parish for a novena, participate in...

The Floating Sacrament

Not a Reset ButtonThomas L. KuhlmanI am a practicing psychologist and a practicing Catholic. Recently a Catholic client expressed serious concern about his...

When Is Self-interest Moral?

Lutheran bishop Peter Rogness recently decried our national loss of awareness that government is self-government, and warned that political discourse “to rally...

The War on Beige

The search for good resources for adult religious formation is not an easy one. There is the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself, of course, authoritative and...

It Doesn’t Sing

Beginning in Advent of this year, the language of the Mass will be very different. A new translation of the Roman Missal—the book of prayers used in the Mass—will...

Roman Missal Crisis

1963: Vatican II allowed the use of “the mother tongue” in the liturgy, entrusting bishops conferences with overseeing translations, which Rome would then approve....

Up against the Wall

I’m tired of being nice about it, tired of being politically correct when this issue comes up. So I’ll be blunt. Someone just left my parish to join one that has an...

Building Block

The Vatican's decision to speed Pope John Paul II on the road to sainthood aroused great elation—and a backlash among Catholics who see the rush as unseemly. ...
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Book Reviews

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

The War on Beige

September 9, 2011 | 0 comments

Santo Subito?

March 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Not Above Politics

February 2, 2011 | 0 comments

The Puzzling Pope

October 10, 2006 | 0 comments