NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK
Twice as many Hispanic Catholics do not attend Mass after the pandemic as before. Weren’t they the ones who were supposed to revive American Catholicism?
IMPRUDENT PROHIBITION & PANIC
The faults of the past few years were not small, and they require much contrition and conversion, above all from our leaders.
PERCEIVING THE FACE OF THE OTHER
Jason M. Morgan
The subsidiarity of the body is a testament to the theology of the body; it says that the human body is a marvel fit to host the human soul.
Barbara E. Rose
The mark of Christians is to stay recollected in faith, hope, and charity, and in the knowledge that there are things worse than death, such as sin.
TRANSFIGURING THE WEEKEND
Kent J. Lasnoski
A renewal of the Lord’s Day would have us finding so many things worth doing for their own sake that we couldn’t be bothered to do ordinary, non-spiritual work.
PLAGUE, WAR & VIOLENCE MOVE US TOWARD GOD
The last time we were safe was in Eden, and, post-Fall, it’s the humility of feeling unsafe that’s been at the core of covenant from Adam to Christ.
As always, when contemplating the political order, we should keep in mind the psalmist’s exhortation: “Put not your trust in princes.”
SEARCHING FOR WARMTH IN A COLD, MECHANICAL WORLD
Christopher M. Reilly
Technology cannot erase our humanity. We will find a way to live and even flourish in a world saturated with technology.
Michael S. Rose
Does the international pharmaceutical industry indeed use destitute black Africans as guinea pigs for its clinical trials?
Dying alone offers us an occasion for honest introspection and heartfelt contrition for the sins we have committed.
The willful suppression of the sacraments by Catholic leaders could portend the diminution of the Church in both numbers and influence.
FRIENDLY GHOSTS, KARMIC REVENGE FANTASIES & COSMIC HAMSTER WHEELS
Pieter Vree & Jason M. Morgan
People today are perhaps more gullible than at any time in history and likely to believe just about anything.
SAINTLY EXAMPLES FOR A TIME OF PANDEMIC
Louise Carroll Keeley
Thérèse understood that God’s love is not earned, that there is no merit in her that could compel God’s love or attention.
For humanists, the religious impulse is redirected from traditional religions toward a secularized system of values such as egalitarianism and bodily health.
INDUCED PANIC HAS CRUSHED LIVELIHOODS & LIBERTIES
Shuttered churches, depression-level unemployment, tracking devices, drone surveillance, civilian snitching— is this really how we want to live?
- Karl Keating