The Catholic Difference
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Churchmen of the Year
hen they were working together some years ago at the Ukrainian Catholic University—the only Catholic institution of higher learning in the former Soviet space—Father Borys Gudziak and Father Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Memo to Gen Z Catholics: Why Vatican II is Still Important
Mr. Adam Lucas, who is “newly married with a baby on the way” (mazel tov!) and “has a Master’s in Theology,” speaks for a depressing number of Gen Z Catholics
What Pro-Choice Black Leadership Has Wrought
he corner of Connecticut Avenue and M Street in downtown Washington is occasionally patrolled by young men and women seeking signatures on petitions for one cause or another. I usually pay them no mind except to say, “Good morning.” A few years ago, however, I did stop and talk with a young African American woman collecting signatures on a Planned Parenthood petition.
“Inclusion” and Catholicism
You will note that “inclusive” is not one of the marks of the Church given by Christ, although “universal” is. Distinctions, as ever, are important.
The White-Martyr Cardinals’ Dinner
The conversation turned to those times when the Lord seems to be deaf to the pleas of his people—times not unlike what many Catholics experience today.
Cardinal George Pell: The Encourager
I know of few, if any, public figures who have displayed the moral courage George Pell displayed for decades.
Bob Andrews: A Large and Patriotic Life
He loved the United States and was the best kind of patriot: one who could recognize the country’s flaws and do whatever he could to fix them.
Mary, the Church, Christmas, and Jimmy Lai
Now, on Christmas Day, the nine months have been fulfilled. What began on the day of Annunciation is made visible to the world in the person of the newborn babe
The German Crisis, the World Church, and Pope Francis
Thus does Catholic Lite lead inexorably to Catholic Zero.
Books for Christmas–2022
Last month’s midterm elections made it painfully clear that many pro-life advocates and politicians are at sea in the post-Roe v. Wade environment. Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen’s What to
Genocide in Ukraine?
How does the Russian war in Ukraine exemplify Professor Snyder’s “markers” of genocidal intention and action?
Diminished Bishops, the New Ultramontanism, and the Synodal Process
Thanks to the Franco-Prussian War, the First Vatican Council was suspended in October 1870 and never reconvened. Before its unanticipated end, Vatican I did important work: It defined the universal