From Trastevere to Texas

In Trastevere, the Community of Sant'Egidio and Mario Marazziti work to protest the inhumanity of capital punishment.

Letter from Rome

If you believe media reports, you’d be convinced that Pope Francis strengthened the hand of Australian Cardinal George Pell. But you'd be wrong.

Why Is Boko Haram Succeeding?

Boko Haram is called an Islamic insurgency, but beneath the veneer of religious ideology lies a savage and opportunistic agenda of criminality and bigotry.

Letter from Rome

There was no personal greeting from Pope Francis during a recent visit by New Ways LGBT pilgrims to Rome; the Vatican did not even properly acknowledge them.

Let Your Heart’s Marrow Speak to You

Examine your conscience, sit at your mind’s judgment seat, don’t spare yourself, examine yourself, let your heart’s marrow speak to you (loquatur...

Unity, Not Uniformity

When Paul VI celebrated the liturgy in Italian, it was a pledge to future generations that the church and her liturgy would lean toward outreach and mission.

Sought Even After Being Found

“Seek his face always” (Ps 104[105]:4). What does this mean? I know that it is good for me to cling to God (Ps 72[73], 28), but if he is always being...

Unequal Shares

Because these things happen by the grace of God through Jesus Christ our Lord, in this prophecy the Savior himself adds his voice to that of his Body. I think it...

Christ in the Flood of Human Mortality

“He shall drink of the torrent on the way; therefore shall he lift up his head” (Ps 109[110]:7). Let us consider what it means that he drinks from the...

And the Word Became My Neighbor

“Behold,” it says, “I have greatly desired your commandments: in your righteousness give me life” (Ps 118[119]:40). With all my heart, with...

Papal Economics

Catholic social teaching has always staked out a middle-ground position that opposes both the excesses of collectivism and laissez-faire individualism.

Clerical Errors

Amid what the media has presented as a general feeling of optimism about the papacy of Francis, there are some matters that remain causes of concern among American...
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Believe It or Not

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God's Bankers

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How Jesus Became God

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Icons of Hope

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Young Catholic America

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The Pope and Mussolini

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Blessed Are the Rich

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