All posts by Kevin Edward White

Pope Francis opens path to beatification for the founder of the Knights of Columbus

By Gerard O’Connell, America Magazine, May 27, 2020 Pope Francis opened the way to the beatification of the Venerable Michael McGivney, an American diocesan priest and founder of the Knights of Columbus, by recognizing a miracle due to his intercession. Father McGivney was one of the 12 holy... read more

Comfort for Today From Our Old Friend, Job

By James Sale, May 26, 2020 The title song for the 1960s film “Alfie,” starring Michael Caine, had the opening line: “What’s it all about, Alfie?” Of course, this is an age-old question, and also a profound one, because whoever and wherever we are, this question keeps popping up. Some... read more

USAID Head to UN Secretary General: Stop Peddling Abortion as COVID-19 Relief

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., C-Fam.org, May 18, 2020 NEW YORK, May 18 (C-Fam) The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development told the UN Secretary General to stop treating abortion as “essential” humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter is unprecedented in its... read more

Why Young Christians Get “Weird”

By John Horvat II, The Catholic Thing, My23, 2020 Many liberal writers have trouble explaining the attraction that young people have for religion, especially in its more traditional forms. This attraction is not supposed to exist. It short circuits the logic of their preferred narratives. Young... read more

Bishop Schneider: Bishops who banned sacraments during pandemic behaved as ‘fake shepherds’

Schneider criticized bishops who 'not only did not care but directly prohibited their faithful access to the sacraments, especially to the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Penance' By Paul Smeaton, LifeSite News, May 22, 2020 Bishop Athanasius Schneider said that bishops... read more

Call To Arms

By James M. Kushiner, Touchstone, May 22,2020 Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Thus began my writing this Friday afternoon: Rudely interrupted by the warning sound of on those modern devices inhabiting our homes, homes new and improved from medieval times, with dishwashers, freezers, electricity,... read more

Trump Calls for Reopening of Houses of Worship

Trump Says Places of Worship Are Essential Services; President calls on governors to let churches reopen, threatens to ‘override’ any who don’t By Gordon Lubold and Catherine Lucey, WSJ, May 22, 2020 WASHINGTON—President Trump called on governors to reopen the nation’s places of... read more

Vexation

By Dale Ahlquist, Gilbert Magazine, May/June 2020 In his Illustrated London News column on September 18, 1909 (Oct. 2 American edition), G.K. Chesterton wrote the following: Suppose an Indian said: “I heartily wish India had always been free from white men and all their works. Every system... read more

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses

By Joseph Pearce, Crisis, May 22, 2020 It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselves picking up the pieces of broken religious practices following an unprecedented time in history in which the... read more

Early Church Evidence For the Eucharist

By William Hemsworth, Patheos, May 18,2020 How Early In The Church? Did the early church believe that the Eucharist is the body and blood of Christ? To answer this question the writings of the following four early church fathers will be discussed: St. Ignatius of Antioch who lived from... read more

Cardinal Sarah: Corona crisis has laid bare ‘insidious disease’ of Church thinking she’s a ‘worldly institution’

The Cardinal said it’s time for the Church to return to preaching about eternal life. By Jeanne Smits, LifeSite News, Wednesday May 20, 2020 “The Church has messages for this world, but only because she has the keys to the other world.” With these words, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect... read more

How John Paul II reminded us that liberty and truth are inseparable

Father Bryce Evans waits to hear confession at the drive-up confession site of St. Maron's Maronite Catholic Church in Minneapolis on March 30.

The First Amendment Faithful

Domesticity Is Not Slavery

Catholics take legal action to overturn ban on open services

Philippine Bishop decries ‘unreasonable’ restrictions on churches

French court orders government to lift ban on religious services

Labor Department issues new religious freedom guidelines