Is Pope Francis a Marxist?

Michael Coren, author of the new book, The Future of Catholicism, and I had this exchange recently, which may be of interest if this is a question in your mind: LOPEZ: You write that in the face of liberation theology, Pope Francis, before he was pope, “was obliged to work out his own deeply Catholic [Read More...]

What’s a Good Gift to Give for Christmas?

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Helping someone with this, everyday: God calls you to make definitive choices, and he has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move toward personal fulfilment. God calls each of us to be holy, to live his life, but he has a particular path [Read More...]

Full of Grace!: The Blessed Mother, Kate Middleton, and Every Woman

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Earlier this year, I interviewed Pat Gohn, wife, mother, and catechist, and author of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, for National Review Online. There was much to talk about. And now, perhaps as you are looking for one last (or first!) Christmas gift — or sitting down to reflect on [Read More...]

We’re So Strange

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Earlier this year, I interviewed Elizabeth Scalia, known best as “The Anchoress” online, about her book, Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (which I also wrote about here). Pope Francis keeps talking about the dangers of idolatry in our lives, here are some extended exclusive questions and answers with Elizabeth about our inclinations [Read More...]

Hearts Swelled with Hope

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A good Advent image — especially when trying to make sense of what the so-called Francis effect is really about: Jesus accomplishes his work as Savior without any ostentation, simply and humbly; he does not present himself as a conqueror, but rather as one who is meek; as a poor man who has come to [Read More...]

Does This Sound Like a ‘Moderate’ to You?

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Certainly not on the Gospel. I’ve been listening to people describe Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl as a “moderate” over the last day. I could give you many examples, but here’s some a favorite homily of his of mine, from last spring. He celebrated Mass with Catholic students at George Washington University, as their chaplain was [Read More...]

This Beautiful Book: Loving with the Eyes of God the Father, Creator of the World — and You!

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Earlier this fall, I interviewed Emily Stimpson about her wonderful book, These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, published by my friends at Emmaus Road, for National Review Online. I subjected her to extra questions so that there would be more to share. This seems like as good a time as any to [Read More...]

Peace with the Lamb — Even in Newtown

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Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace. When we hear these words at Mass, after the consecration, just [Read More...]


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