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Jonathan Mitchican

Fr. Jonathan Mitchican is the chaplain and Theology Department Chair at St. John XXIII College Preparatory in Katy, Texas.

IVF And the Poorest of the Poor

Much public outrage followed the decision in February by Alabama’s Supreme Court to recognize cryogenically frozen embryos as people. Hundreds of thousands of these...

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

As I grew up in the 1990s, few hours of television were as sacrosanct to me as Quantum Leap. I was already a lover...

A Catholic Appreciation of Tim Keller

By Jonathan Mitchican In 2010, I was the rector of an Episcopal parish just outside of Philadelphia and I was frustrated. I loved the parish...

The Poetry of Reconciliation

By Jonathan Mitchican When it comes to interpreting Scripture, N.T. Wright famously said, “We must stop giving nineteenth-century answers to sixteenth-century questions and try to...

Doctrine Develops, and So Does Liturgy

By Jonathan Mitchican One of the biggest intellectual challenges to my journey into full communion with the Catholic Church was the idea that doctrine develops....

The End of the Liturgy

By Jonathan Mitchican  The modern Church has been consumed by fights over liturgy, many of which have been proxy battles for social or political issues....

Roundtable: Why I Write for Covenant (Jonathan Mitchican)

Periodically, we like to take stock of our work and mission. How can Covenant best serve the Anglican Communion and wider Christian family? And how do...

Hot Takes on Abortion Are Making Us Stupid

By Jonathan Mitchican The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision not to stop a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks from going into...

Hope as the World Is Ending

By Jonathan Mitchican Life in the time of coronavirus is hard.The battle that the human race now wages against this pandemic is beyond anything known...

The Annunciation and the “Impossible”

By Jonathan Mitchican The angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her a series of impossible-seeming things. The first and most obvious is the thing...