Catholic Views

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, May 28, 2020 A minor kerfuffle erupted earlier this month when Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York made the unforgivable mistake of saying complimentary things about the president of the United States. The occasion for this crime was a group phone call... 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

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

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

By Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute Powerblog, May 18, 2020 On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the late John Paul II’s birth, it’s worth underscoring that one theme which permeated his pontificate from its beginning to the end was that of truth. Many remember Pope John Paul II as... read more
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

Minnesota’s Governor courts a legal defeat over his church lockdown. By The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2020 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. PHOTO: JIM... read more

Domesticity Is Not Slavery

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis, May 21, 2020 The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000.” It was exactly as cynical and one-sided as one might expect. Though the piece masqueraded as a simple survey of women’s often-unseen... read more

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