COMMENTARY: It would be much better for the whole Church to continue to explore and expand the role of both lay men and women in the Church
COMMENTARY: Discovering the historical foundation for the Magi story is vitally important because this story has been elaborated into legend and myth.
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COMMENTARY: While the 500-year-old fracture of Christendom is marked, the goal of real and lasting unity is the task all Christians should remember.
COMMENTARY: With hearts full of devotion, humility and love, these encounters, which are found in the Catechism and are supported by sacred Scripture, connect intellectually as well as emotionally.
COMMENTARY: The Catholic faith is something that is lived out time and again in the flesh and blood of the saints and martyrs.
COMMENTARY: As we mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on New York City and Washington, it is worth also remembering that the timing of the attacks was part of the jihadists’ plans.
COMMENTARY: Stability, obedience and conversion of life; prayer, work and study — St. Benedict stands as a beacon for us as we face the seeming chaos and crises of our day.
COMMENTARY: What is going on in the politics of this day (as in every day) is ephemeral. Eye, instead, the inner workings of Providence. Develop a sense for the secret history of the world.
COMMENTARY: It is our duty to pray for ourselves and for those who are asleep in Christ, so that, together, one day we might all share in his glory.
COMMENTARY: For some, the popular slogan is shorthand for a politically correct, morally ambiguous agenda.
COMMENTARY: The more the cloth is investigated, the more the evidence accumulates for its authenticity.
COMMENTARY: Unguided by the truth about the human person and sexuality, advances in biotechnology are distorting the world’s understanding of marriage and the family.
COMMENTARY: In the face of moral and social disintegration, St. Benedict established core communities of intentional disciples.
COMMENTARY: What I know about the Catholic Church in Germany makes me wonder if the parallels aren’t uncomfortably close to the Church of England.
COMMENTARY: Catholic beliefs are not simply a matter of opinion; they are a matter of fact.
COMMENTARY: Are there abusive husbands, bad fathers, tyrannical priests and overbearing prelates? Of course. But the solution is not to get rid of patriarchy, but to get rid of bad patriarachs.
COMMENTARY: There is a sick kamikaze mentality to the religiously insane.
COMMENTARY: Ash Wednesday, self-righteousness and the bigger picture.
COMMENTARY: The Importance of Prayer on All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.
COMMENTARY: Is women’s ordination simply a matter of sentimentality, civil rights and practicality?
Former Anglican Father Dwight Longenecker and Register Blogger Pat Archbold