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A confessional

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.

Dr. Michael J. Morris
Dr. Jared Schumacher
Apr 22, 2021
Versailles, France

Engaging the Enlightenment: A Symposium

What is the Enlightenment, and how does it relate to Christianity? Drs. Blum and Stuart explore the Enlightenment and its implications for Christian thought and culture.

Dr. Christopher Blum
Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Apr 15, 2021
Man with child on his shoulders

The Power of Family

Shifting understandings of the human person and the family present the Church with obstacles and opportunities.

Apr 8, 2021
Light Shining into a Dark Cave

An Easter Imaginative Vision

Although Christian practice may be on a statistical decline in the West, the difficulties and obstacles we see before us do not have the final word. Christ is risen, indeed.

Apr 1, 2021
The Statue of Liberty

Equality, Diversity, and Dignity

When nuanced distinctions arise around seemingly agreed-upon terms, how are we to proceed?

Mar 18, 2021
The United States Capitol in Autumn

What is the "dom" in Christendom?

While the political polarization that permeates our culture is often blamed on an over-emphasis on the political, perhaps it arises, surprisingly, from the loss of the political itself.

Dr. Michael F. Hickman
Mar 11, 2021
A telescope over the city

First Principles over Hot Takes

No matter the week's headlines, we must keep our eyes fixed on the greater reality and the promise of the world to come.

Mar 4, 2021
Sunrise over a lone tree on the Serengeti

Disciples of All Nations

When we take on a global view of the Catholic Church, we discover that the Church is flourishing in corners of the world of which we may have been unaware.

Feb 25, 2021
Colonnade of St. Peter's, Vatican

A Change of Age

We live in a period of transition in the West from a sacramental view of the world to a new "secular" society.

Feb 18, 2021
A Man on a Smartphone

Catholicism and Social Media

Trendy social media platforms aren’t always conducive to the truth.

Feb 4, 2021