Apologetics

Doing Justice to St. Joseph (Part 2)

By Michael Pakaluk, Catholic Thing, January 19, 2021 As a Catholic, I believe that “sola scriptura” is wrong. Scripture is not sufficient by itself as a rule of Christian faith. It’s obviously wrong, too, because Scripture cannot say what counts as Scripture or not. So the Church is... read more

Signs of Mind

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing, December 29, 2020 I found myself, in this season of holidays, in conversation with a bright young man, who has been in a fine boarding school – but learning now remotely in the time of COVID. He has stayed, though, in constant touch with his friends at... read more

Young People Crave Truth That Only Traditional Catholicism Can Deliver

By Ben Hachten, OnePeterFive OnePeterFive November 19, 2020 As I was reading the comments (I know, never do that) of my recent article in The American Conservative, It’s Not Your Father’s GOP, several commenters opined that a socially conservative political movement will never play with the... read more

Mayor Pete, Notre Dame, and the Church

SYCAMORE TRUST, AUGUST 26, 2020 Appointing pro-abortion, pro-same sex marriage, anti-religious liberty #Buttiieg to the @NotreDame faculty scandalizes and entangles the school in partisan politics. #GoCatholicNDCLICK TO TWEET Mayor Pete, Notre Dame, and the Church In late June, Notre Dame... read more

Substitutes for Thought

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, August 22, 2020 “Liberalism reduces Christianity to slogans; slogans are a substitute for thought.” That’s how Dartmouth College English professor and National Review editor the late Jeffrey Hart, my revered teacher and friend, thus categorized the... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

US bishop: AOC calling St. Damien white supremacist ‘crazy, outrageous, insulting’

Bishop Robert Barron took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task, calling her accusation 'a colossally misguided attack on this enormously important figure.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeNews, August 3, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — After U.S. House member Alexandria... read more

Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says

By Cindy Wooden, Jun 25, 2020, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says ROME — Although he said, “I would never go to war” over the proper age to administer the sacrament of confirmation, Archbishop Rino Fisichella said too often... read more

The dangers of proliferating Communion services

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky | May 18, 2020 The cancellation of the public celebration of the Mass in dioceses across the US and the world—beginning in Rome—has established dangerous precedents. In addition to the breathtaking surrender to secular authorities with no public pushback on the part of... read more

James Martin S.J. Strikes Again

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, February 29, 2020 Fr. James Martin, S.J. has been in the news again this past week, after several bishops from the American Southwest reported that, during their ad limina visit, Pope Francis expressed displeasure about how his meeting last year with the controversial... read more

Faith in Humanity

By Michael Pakaluk, Catholic Thing, February 18, 2020 “If I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you,” says Jesus to the Apostles at the Last Supper, according to John (16:7). “As if He said plainly,” writes Gregory the Great, “If I withdraw not My body from your eyes, I... read more

Fearing Rightly

The Nuclear Catechism

St. Peter preaching

Why doctrine matters when it comes to evangelization