Radical Autonomy and the Principle of Formation
The principle of radical autonomy has gripped the imaginations of Westerners, but skews our vision of the Church and the Gospel.
Who Are We? Where Are We Going?
In remarks offered upon receiving the 2022 Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Msgr. James Shea explores a poignant question asked of all Christians: Who are you? Where are you going?
Fear, the Companion of Bigotry
Insistence on arguing for one’s cause in a limited set of ways indicates a refusal to expand one’s knowledge and accept new considerations.
The Daily Existential Crossroads
Christians stand daily at the existential crossroads, recognizing that the choice between life and good, death and evil lies not just in the world around us but within our own hearts.
War and Penitence
St. James responds to the invasion of Ukraine; an Ash Wednesday dedicated to peace; a model of Christian joy in Nagasaki; the feast of a chair.
Why We Play
Folk music helps us to reflect on the past, build community, and refresh our spirits, ultimately speeding us along in our attempts to build a Christian culture.
Engaging Secular Modernity
Ryan T. Anderson and Msgr. James Shea discuss the interplay of religion, culture, and public policy, the modern antipathy towards questions of family, and preparing the next generation of informed Christians in the public square.
Why Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Are Not Absolute Values
While many pundits and activists in the West see equity, diversity, and inclusion as self-evident moral truths of absolute value, closer inspection reveals that they cannot fill that role.
The Napa Institute and the Next America
Through liturgy, academic formation, and fraternity, the Napa Institute seeks to prepare Catholics for life and the adventure of evangelization in our current apostolic age.
Sealing Confession: A Theological Justification for Keeping a Lid on It
Recent political challenges to the seal of confession have called into question the role of the sacrament of Reconciliation in the life of the Catholic faith.