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The Canticle of the Sun as written

The Canticle of the Sun as written

Father George W. Rutler

On September 13, 1224, on the mount of Verna, Saint Francis received the stigmata, the marks of Chri...

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G.K. Chesterton: Rhetoric, Genius, & Holiness

G.K. Chesterton: Rhetoric, Genius, & Holiness

David Mills

He may even have waved his hand in a dismissive gesture, my friend, when he explained his dislike of...

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The One Who Does the Will of the Father

The One Who Does the Will of the Father

Father Wilfrid Stinissen

Jesus comes to us offered and completely surrendered to us in the Eucharist, in order to call forth ...

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The Most Problematic Kind of 'Privilege'

The Most Problematic Kind of 'Privilege'

Lee Habeeb & Mike Leven

We need to be talking about the privilege that matters most.  

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Clearing up the confusion

Clearing up the confusion

Mark Shea

It is handy for Catholics who wish to bear witness to our culture to learn how to translate Catholic...

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Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?

Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?

Graham Osborne

Q:  Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?  Aren't they too young to understand what...

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The New Encyclical: "Laudato Si"

The New Encyclical: "Laudato Si"

Robert Royal

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si", was, even before its publication this we...

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The challenge of "Laudato Si'"

The challenge of "Laudato Si'"

Phil Lawler

We were expecting something big from Pope Francis: something controversial, something that carried a...

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Papal fallibility and infallibility

Papal fallibility and infallibility

Father George W. Rutler

A museum curator showed me a contemporary copy of the papal bull "Inter Caetera" by which Pope Alexa...

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Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions

Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions

Father Robert Barron

The ethical conversation has become, in the last fifty years, extraordinarily roiled.

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