Three Popes

By Graham Kings Introduction The phrase “Electoral College” has been much discussed recently around the election of the new President of the United States of America. An older “Electoral College,” the Pap... Read More...

A Tale of Two Popes

By Matt Boulter Anyone who remembers Shadowlands, the classic 1993 film about C. S. Lewis, knows that Anthony Hopkins has an uncanny knack for portraying Christian intellectuals who are struggling through an... Read More...

Papal Preaching and the Pandemic

This post continues a series of essays on preaching from the perspective of lay people. Previous entries may be found here. By Neil Dhingra Perhaps the most haunting photographs from this “Time of the Virus” have been of familiar places — Times Square, C... Read More...

Taught by Strange Words

Sometimes a strange word in a Bible reading or a liturgical text may be a stumbling block to one “almost persuaded” (Acts 26:28). We discover new things in old texts, or hear words intended for building up used only to tear down. Just how much time do we have to explain in an age of shortened attention spans and sporadic Sunday attendance?

Penitential Solidarity

As we continue to discover abuse, Pope Francis and others are rightly leading the whole Church in this corporate confession of sin.

Pope Francis: Shifting the Language

Five years in, Francis remains, if not a paradox, then definitely an emulsion: holding together within himself everyone’s expectations.

Lead Us Not into Temptation?

The call from our Lord is to persevere in the face of repeated, persistent, and often agonizing temptation. But it’s important to remember that we’re not called to do this on our own.