The conservative mood is angry, frustrated, fed up. People have had enough, they’re tired of making excuses, they’re ready to really let their party have it. I’m not talking about the voters, though — I’m talking about pundits and political professionals. Over the last month,
Don Piper’s story, now made visible in the movie 90 Minutes in Heaven (out this weekend), records his experience of “dying” as a result of a head-on car crash and experiencing some moments (90 minutes of them) of glorious encounter with “heaven” where God, a
The question of who He was then can’t be separated from who He is today. You’ve heard of it, maybe: higher critical method, also called historical-critical method? It is the “tool” used in what is called the Quest for the Historical Jesus. As a method,
Catholicism by osmosis is dead; the Church must reclaim its missionary nature. At Christmas 1969, Professor Joseph Ratzinger gave a radio talk with the provocative title, “What Will the Future Church Look Like?” (You can find it in Faith and the Future, published by Ignatius Press).
St. Thomas Aquinas, citing Aristotle, once wrote: “a small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusions.” What he means is that given the nature of reason, if any one of your premises is mistaken, no matter how trivial it
Saint Clare was born into a wealthy family in the year 1193. When she was eighteen years old, a charismatic wonderworker by the name of Francis came to preach a series of Lenten sermons at the church of St. Girogio in the town of Assisi.
During the Fortnight for Freedom which just concluded July 4, the American bishops encouraged Catholics to think about religious freedom and the threats it faces today. It is not always recognized or appreciated that our country is both the source and the home of religious freedom
Luma Simms is a recent acquaintance. We met at the Napa Institute last week and she will soon be a guest on the program. She is from Iraq and offers insight into some of our American disputes. Here’s a recent piece from First Things. –
Lately, there is a lot of talk within Christian circles how to live the Faith in the midst of a morally-decaying (and increasingly hostile) Western culture.[i] I would like to join the fray and add some of my own observations. There is an old saying,
This article is six years old but Humanae Vitae is always worth revisiting. The anniversary of its release is tomorrow (1968). A generation has passed since the publication of the boldly pastoral and prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae which upheld the ancient ban on the use of