Pope Francis

May 30, 2014

How New Media Are Destroying Our Lives

Plato worried that the new media called “writing” would ruin our memories – and he was right. “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in
May 31, 2014

How New Media Can Enhance Our Lives

He was right — it did. But of course writing did much more than that: It put an order and discipline to our thinking that not
June 19, 2014

Reporting Rome Right: Five Questions With Fr. John Wauck

I first met Father John in Washington, D.C., when he was a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney General William Bar and followed his career ever since. A
June 20, 2014
Photo: Ben Gray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Driven to Distraction

Gene Weingarten’s Pulitzer Prize-winning profile of children killed by hyperthermia is undoubtedly the saddest and most depressing thing you will read today–if you can even bear
June 27, 2014

The Pope Is Right About Inequality

You know what you never hear anyone say anymore? “It’s a free country.” Some of us may still oppose specific Progressive policies such as abortion on
July 10, 2014

Will the FIFA Showdown Be a Papal Throwdown?

Courtesy of the very funny folks at CatholicMemes.com. Who saw this coming? The papal craziness hits a new high on Sunday, July 13 — OMIGOSH, it’s
July 14, 2014

Revealed: The Official Logo and Prayer for World Youth Day 2016

Though still two years on the horizon, World Youth Day 2016 is already generating enthusiasm among the world’s young Catholics. Scheduled to take place in Krakow,
July 18, 2014

What did Pope Francis actually say on the crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border?

Thankfully, via Vatican Radio, we have the full and unedited statement by Pope Francis on the occasion of the “Mexico Holy See colloquium on human migration
August 4, 2014
Martha and Mary Magdalene by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, c. 1598

Seven Ways CNN Gets It Wrong on Bishops’ Residences

CNN published an inflammatory and provocative piece of link-bait over the weekend criticizing the Catholic Church because some of the larger archdioceses happen to have “lavish