Culture

May 26, 2016

The “Viral” Virgin Mary

You may have noticed a particular image of Our Lady has been popping up in your social media feeds recently. This “viral” meme is a sculpture
May 27, 2016

Bishop Paprocki on Bathroom Wars: “Common Sense Has Been Turned on its Head”

In a characteristically thoughtful and informative column, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield examines the recent controversy involving public bathrooms and transgendered people.  With his typical clarity,
May 28, 2016

Go To A Field Mass This Memorial Day

On Monday we again remember those who have died for our country. Many Catholics make Mass a part of their annual Memorial Day activities.  This is
May 29, 2016

Raymond Arroyo on How Mother Angelica’s Last Battle Was Her Greatest

If we listen to American pop culture, we’d think that women over 40 should never leave the house unless they’re going for Botox injections. Over 50, and they’d
May 30, 2016

Memorial Day: We Cannot Hallow This Ground

When President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address for the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863, he spoke not only of the sacrifice made
June 10, 2016

Coming Soon to America: Archbishop Faces Threat of Prosecution Over “Hate Speech” Homily

If gay rights and feminist groups get their way, a Spanish cardinal may get prosecuted for hate speech over comments he recently made – while giving
June 10, 2016

CV Offline Summer Book Club: Month Two

With June’s arrival, it’s official: summer brain has set in. The days slow down and we long for lazy afternoons on the beach or on a
June 15, 2016

Orlando, and the honest truth

It’s been a few days since the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. During that time, all the usual things, plus one unusual thing, has
June 16, 2016

Ending Gender Confusion in Three Easy Steps

Gender confusion is rampant in our culture. Gals think they’re guys, guys think they’re gals, and we’re supposed to happily affirm it all. I think there’s