Catholic Views

Ken Starr on Religious Liberty: ‘The Next Crisis Is Coming’

In light of what Starr describes as the “steady erosion of our nation’s commitment to first freedoms,” what can religious Americans do? Starr offers three important suggestions. By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, National catholic Register, April 12, 2021 Ken Starr has written a new book, and... read more

How Catholic Men Can Rise Up and Fight: A Practical Guide

By Jason Negri, Crisis, April 14, 2021 Last week, Leila Lawler and Leila Miller co-authored an article for Crisis Magazine entitled Catholic Men, Rise Up and Fight. This exhortation is a Cri de Coeur from women who are sick of what’s going on in their Church, and they are begging men to... read more

Abortion, Vaccines, and Moral Imagination

By Mark Perkins, Public Discourse, April 13, 2021 Scholars who advocate receiving the vaccinations for COVID-19 should not minimize or brush aside concerns that those vaccines were produced with the help of abortion. Facing the problem more fully should not rule out vaccination, but it will... read more

For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin.

By Samuel J. Aquila, America, April 14, 2021At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we receive the Lord’s body and blood: May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ,... read more

Sex, Gender and a Whole Lot of Confusion

A conversation with Catholic literary scholar and former postmodern feminist Abigail Favale. Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register, April 12, 2021 Deep confusion about sexual identity is a seeming cornerstone of contemporary society, plaguing not only our institutions and laws, but,... read more

Once Upon a Time, in America

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, April 10, 2021 Pictures come to mind when I think of the Lonely Revolution – that deterioration of the principles governing sexual behavior in the ruins of the Christian West. One is of my father and my mother, before they were married, and of my father’s... read more

On Being Mother and Teacher in Equal Measure: A Reply to Cardinal Schönborn

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine, April 8, 2021 One of the earliest memories I have of Franciscan University, which is the school in Steubenville, Ohio where I teach, took place one evening years ago while leaving my office to go home. Fr. Benedict Groeschel, a wise and holy priest who founded... read more

Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, Bishop Olmsted says

Catholic News Agency, Phoenix, Ariz., April 6, 2021 Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received worthily. This teaching is not partisan, but it certainly applies to political leaders who back abortion and... read more

Should Christians Pay Reparations for Racial Injustices?

By Casey Chalk, New Oxford Review, April 2021 Casey Chalk, a Contributing Editor of the NOR, is a contributor to The American Conservative and The Federalist. While a student at the University of Virginia, I had many arresting and confusing moments trying to understand the black experience... read more

Cardinal Parolin: I am sad to see the loss of faith and reason in Europe

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, April 6, 2021 The Vatican Secretary of State said in an interview this week that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent not only a loss of faith but also a loss of reason. “I am very sorry for the loss of faith in our Europe, in our... read more

Roberto de Mattei: Q&A on the Pandemic and the Vaccines

By Roberto De Mattei, OnePeterFive, March 31, 2021 Editor’s note: Today we are pleased to reprint, with the author’s permission, the following essay from Prof. Roberto de Mattei, an eminent scholar of Church history and one of the most notable thought leaders of European traditional... read more

Hong Kong Calvary 2021

The Easter explosion

Embryo tinkering is back