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.
I know of few, if any, public figures who have displayed the moral courage George Pell displayed for decades.
The embodiment of Catholic fearlessness, Cardinal George Pell, has gone to his eternal reward.
The generations whose story ends with the funeral and burial of Joseph Ratzinger were something quite special.
May he rest in peace, far from the caricatures and calumnies of lesser men.
The key to the true Joseph Ratzinger, and to his greatness, was the depth of his love for the Lord Jesus.
In remembering that conversation from a quarter-century ago, I cannot help but think that Ratzinger was allowing me a glimpse into his own deep interior life.
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
Thus does Catholic Lite lead inexorably to Catholic Zero.
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