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Technology and Humanity

Every development in technology brings about both practical and moral questions. These questions become more urgent when it appears that the technology is operating the purported master.

Apr 15, 2021
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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
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The Paschal News Cycle

A redemptive view of history - centered on the Cross, buoyed by the Resurrection, and completely enveloped in the hand of a Provident God - sheds light on even the darkest news cycle.

Mar 25, 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
Pope Francis

What is a Pope?

For the first time ever, the Pope - the visible sign of the unity of the Church - visited the ancient Christian community of Iraq.

Mar 11, 2021
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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
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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
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What the Church Claims to Be

The predominant culture in the United States has never known quite how to perceive the Church…

Feb 11, 2021