Catholic Views

How to Resist Marxism According to Solzhenitsyn

By Jane Stannus, Crisis, February 25, 2021 Time for our five-minute “When Marxism Comes Knocking, Be a Doormat” team-building session! Today’s wisdom comes from Coca Cola’s Better Together global training materials, reported by a whistleblower on February 19, 2021. All together... read more

Following Charles Rice

By Elizabeth Kirk, Crisis, March 1, 2021 Six years ago this week, longtime Notre Dame law professor Charles Rice entered his eternal reward. Rereading his obituary now, and reflecting upon his enormous influence on me, I want to say to my friends: We need to follow his example better! In... read more

Somebody Needs To Be Dad

By Francis X. Maier, First Things, February 21, 2021 For Catholics, the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) stands as the key event of the last 60 years. It renewed the Church’s self-understanding. It reimagined her relations with the Jewish people, other Christians, and the world. It also... read more

Tech Censorship Is Accelerating

Amazon bans a book as Democrats demand a wider media crackdown. By The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021 Now that voters have turned the authoritarian GOP out of the executive branch and Congress, Americans should expect the open exchange of ideas to flourish again.... read more

“The Canon of Issues”: When Catholics Disagree With the Church

By Dr. Stuart Squires, Homiletic & Pastoral Review' February 12, 2021 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI named the long list of questions that we Catholics confront in contemporary society the “canon of issues.” This canon includes women’s ordination, contraception, celibacy of priests, and... read more

Catholic Schools and Transgender Students

By Gerard V. Bradley, Public Discourse, February 9, 2021 The lastingness of each person’s reality as male or female is so integral to the faith’s architecture, that to deny it—even to equivocate about it—is to undermine Catholic faith itself. No Catholic institution should risk that... read more

Culture Warrior Xavier Becerra is Unqualified to Lead HHS Department | Opinion

By Brian Burch, Newsweek, February 19, 2021 President Joe Biden regularly touts his Catholic faith despite advancing a policy agenda deeply unpopular with religious Americans. He has now nominated the co-chair of Catholics for Biden, California attorney general Xavier Becerra, to be his secretary... read more

What Do We Do Now? A Reflection On Catacomb Catholicism

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, February 11, 2021 If there’s one question that has come up over the years of covering the crisis in the Church, again and again, it’s this: what do we do now? I’ve come to realize that we are, in many respects, through the looking glass when it comes to... read more

Another Kind of Death Sentence

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 11, 2021 “If you forgive men their trespasses,” says Jesus, “your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Mt. 6:14-15). In permitting divorced and... read more

The Disappearing Babies

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis, February 11, 2021 On February 3, the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) reported research regarding American birth rates in the decade 2009-19. The results are not good. Even if we take 2008 as a baseline, the ensuing decade showed an implosion in birth rates. If... read more

On Litmus Tests and the Common Good

By Randall Smith, Catholic Thing, February 11, 2021 Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego recently accused “some bishops” of making abortion a “litmus test” for Catholic politicians during the Biden presidency. These bishops, he said, “argue that abortion is not merely a... read more