Theology

March 4, 2013

Is Celibacy a Sin?

Is celibacy a sin?  This question is posed by Walter Russell Mead at his blog.  Mead does not mean seriously to suggest that celibacy is a […]
March 7, 2013

Video: The Precise Moment an Atheist Finally Explains to Piers Morgan What It Means to Be Catholic

What a “modern” moment — the moment when well-known atheist Penn Jillette explains to self-described Catholic Piers Morgan what it means to be Catholic (at least, […]
March 10, 2013

What Does a Cardinal Read during the Conclave?

Once the cardinals enter the conclave and the doors of the Sistine Chapel are locked, the logistics involved in electing a new pope are quite involved […]
March 15, 2013

Pope Francis, the Conservative Liberal

We are used to Popes who transcend categories like “liberal” and “conservative.”  (It almost happens naturally.) Pope Francis seems a little bit different. He seems positively […]
March 19, 2013

A Quick Note to Benedict on Pope Francis’ Inauguration Day

“Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household.” – Entrance Antiphon, Joseph, Spouse of Mary, March 19 Dear Benedict, Emeritus Pontiff; […]
March 27, 2013

In Defense of Priestly Celibacy

Over at First Things I have an article in defense of priestly celibacy.  Not surprisingly, many commentators on the left took the occasion of Benedict’s resignation […]
March 28, 2013

The Day BuzzFeed Actually Gave Good Advice About Receiving Communion

If BuzzFeed is any guide to where our culture is at, we’re in bad shape. The website shamelessly seeks out as many clicks as possible by […]
March 28, 2013

Eau du Sheep

Men who spend a lot of time around animals tend to pick up certain qualities of those animals. Smells, in particular, can cling rather stubbornly. Take […]