COMMENTARY: A specific dimension of the Holy Father’s visit will lift up the figure of Abraham, which Pope St. John Paul II planned to do 21 years earlier.
COMMENTARY: While the cardinal’s retirement concludes one of the most remarkable assignments of any Curial official, his contributions as a prophetic spiritual father will continue.
COMMENTARY: Plummer’s von Trapp may be thought the more Catholic role, but it is Kappler’s that is the more Catholic story.
COMMENTARY: This recent decision by the Pope illustrates how the liturgical calendar helps us to understand the sacred Scriptures.
Bonds wasn’t sanctioned for his use of performance-enhancing drugs but he can’t get into baseball’s Hall of Fame despite his accomplishments, and it’s Aaron who was celebrated as the sport’s home run king when he died last week.
COMMENTARY: As the bishops work with a new administration, Archbishop José Gomez, not Cardinal Blase Cupich, is emerging as the authentic interpreter of Pope Francis in the U.S. on life, liberty and immigration.
Biden’s inaugural address employed St. Augustine to suggest Americans’ “common objects of love” include “opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor, truth.” Missing from that list is “country.” What does it mean that Americans’ common love for their country is no longer obvious?
COMMENTARY: The music chosen to celebrate President Biden’s inauguration stands in stark contrast to one the president-elect participated in just 12 years prior.
It can then be asked whether the impeachment meets the test of a good symbol. It may succeed in one way but, in the current hyper-partisan environment, fail in another.