SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Pope St John Paul II
May 04, 2021
Like the sabbath, the economy is at the service of the human person, not vice versa. Thus, the measure of a moral economy is the development of the full human person.
April 18, 2021
Thinking in terms of McCarricks, plural, is important for the Catholic Church. If we’ve had to suffer one, what’s to stop there being others? Indeed, among many lessons to be learned from the whole sorry spectacle, surely one is that being a McCarrick can (to borrow a concept from game theory) be a supremely profitable ‘strategy’.
April 12, 2021
A conservative Catholic finds he admires certain "spirit of Vatican II" priests and realizes his old hope in the "JP2 generation" may have been misplaced.
May 15, 2020
It's easy to confuse questions of doctrine with those of governance - there's often a good deal of real-world overlap - which is why it's important to make and keep the distinction
January 12, 2018
The philosopher, a former member of St John Paul II's pro-life academy, said that accepting Fr Chiodi's remarks would be a ‘betrayal’
January 05, 2018
Ross Douthat and others hope for a stable truce between Christianity and aggressive liberalism. That's just wishful thinking
October 25, 2017
Some of the Pope's most influential associates back married priests - as well as women priests
June 15, 2017
Officials and friends said that as the Holy Father he should carry on his mission until the end, his secretary has recalled