Through our pain, we are capable of actually participating in the salvific economy of Christ. This spiritual power is all the more acute at death.
Jesus chose for His mother’s guardian the disciple “whom He loved.” There were few, if any, who were better fit for such an important task than St. John.
Within the Reformed tradition, the most famous articulation of perspicuity, or clarity, is found in the 17th-century Westminster Confession of Faith.
LOOKING BEYOND WORLDLY THINGS
To die well means to place our physical concerns, however legitimate, within the broader context of the spiritual, which is infinitely more important.
The pedagogy of Christ’s first last word goes far beyond exemplifying mercy to tormentors. Forgiveness also serves an evangelical purpose.
For many, Catholicism as a religion has become irrelevant as they have capitulated to secular American culture, as did WASPs in the mainline Protestant denominations.
NAVIGATING THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The post-liberal project is an interesting intellectual exercise that offers cautions regarding Catholicism’s imperfect alliance with the current American regime.
Would I have learned to appreciate classical music — and even the very best of jazz or blues — if I hadn’t first learned to appreciate the best of rock and pop?
America’s conception of sex is downright sophomoric, and its overhaul starts with understanding what sex is and what it is for.
We are called to care for the sojourner and to be sympathetic and responsive to the needs of those fleeing poverty, political oppression, or religious persecution.
SEEKING THE TRUE, OBJECTIVE GOOD OF THE OTHER
If friendship really is tied up with virtue and our eternal well-being, then it requires work, much as the romantic life does.
THE PUBLIC SQUARE IS NOT NAKED BUT CLOTHED BY 'WOKE' IDEOLOGY
The public square is not naked but clothed by the “woke” ideology of our bourgeois liberal elites. It has its own "church" that pronounces on orthodoxy and heresy.
The American founders followed Plato and Aristotle in acknowledging man’s inclination to consolidate power, indulge his passions, and oppress his fellowman.
The Church can engage in the work of racial reparations, but only while placing the project within a broader moral framework.
As always, when contemplating the political order, we should keep in mind the psalmist’s exhortation: “Put not your trust in princes.”
All of us, regardless of our wealth or circumstances, are presented with choices that lead either to our happiness or to our ruin.
It is a cruel irony that, in less than a century, Catholics have gone from being victimized as unwelcome immigrants to being widely perceived as racist victimizers.
Honest, humble, Christ-like priests serve on the front lines of a multi-millennia war against evil, defiantly waving the banner of Christ.
The Astros' systematic cheating vitiated the sanctity not only of the game of baseball but a core feature of American identity.
The robust friendship of 20th-century Swiss theologians Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar offers a different approach to ecumenical dialogue.
Our friends are being squeezed by the vise of Islamic extremism and by the incomprehensible, inescapable grip of U.S. federal bureaucracy.
The Eucharist without the episcopacy is invalid. The episcopacy without the Eucharist is more or less useless. The two are mutually reinforcing.
A remarkable family and their little spiritual oasis in the Gateway to the West have become, as divine fate would have it, a gateway to Catholicism.
The historical moment when Judaism seemed most alive, its pieties and devotions most ubiquitous, was the moment God required an expanded understanding and vision of His nature.
We all suffer together, we members of the mystical body of Christ. Our every act of virtue contributes to the glory of Christ’s Church.
What happens when a fairly obscure writer picks a fight with a Christian YouTube celebrity who has over 200,000 followers?
Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.
- Karl Keating