What Should Catholics Think of the “Alt-Right”?

 Were it not for the 2016 presidential election, I would have thought “alt-right” was a computer keyboard command.  Thanks to the current political climate, I have become acquainted with a group, an ideology, a way of viewing the world that send chills down my spine.  The term “alt- … [Read more...]

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If Pope Francis “Failed,” What Does That Say about Benedict?

It is frequently observed that citizens use cognitive heuristics, or short-cuts, to make sense of the world. One unfortunate manifestation of this is our tendency to credit or blame the President for almost everything. The same can be true of our attitudes toward the Pope. A recent example is … [Read more...]

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How Stories Unlock The Truth

The world’s being squeezed by a vise. On one side is materialism, determinism, no Creator, or a god that’s indistinguishable from creation. Thus, it’s up to man to take control—Serling’s “The Obsolete Man”, Orwell’s “1984”, Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. On the other side, the God of rules. Obey and go … [Read more...]

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Talking to My Daughters About Hilary Clinton

I have two teenage daughters. It isn’t difficult to explain to them why I will not be voting for Donald Trump. He stands in direct contradiction to our beliefs, and I am convinced that his temperament would not make him a suitable leader for our country.But a few weeks ago when Hilary Clinton b … [Read more...]

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The Catholic Blogosphere and the Tenacity of Conscience

 Patheos.com hosts eleven faith channels, ten topical channels, and numerous other galleries and special topics that range across nearly all religious traditions--including those, at the Atheist Channel, opposed to nearly all religious traditions. At the Patheos Catholic Channel, t … [Read more...]

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NEW SERIES: “Catholicity: Identity and Its Discontents”

 "What is Catholicism?" is one question."Who is a Catholic?" is a very different question; it is the question.Between today and August 29 (edited: we've extended the series, to make room for more!), the Patheos Catholic Channel will explore this question and disclose personal … [Read more...]

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A Letter to Readers of Patheos Catholic

This particular blog, The Font, is the brainchild of Elizabeth Scalia, who during her decorated tenure as editor of the Patheos Catholic channel sought to create a place for writings that collect the voices across the Patheos Catholic channel and also feature guest posts from friends of the c … [Read more...]

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Patheos Catholic Stories of the Summer

Florida MassacreArtur Rosman at Cosmos The In Lost:Here is part of the statement issued by Holy See Press Office Director, Father Federico Lombardi SJ via Vatican Radio: The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando, with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in … [Read more...]

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“Gay male looking for…..” More: A reflection on liberation

By Julian AlvarezApproaching the first anniversary of “marriage equality,” I’m impelled to look back at the last year with gratitude, sadness, and prayer. I look at all that transpired, shaken by the radicality of the changes that have been made in government and in society in general. My questi … [Read more...]

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On Virtuous Leadership: A Q&A with University of Mary’s Monsignor Shea

What is virtuous leadership? At the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, leadership is about more than theories, charts and balance sheets. It’s about the strength of character and the virtues that define an individual as a person and business leader. Such luminaries as Aristotle, St. Paul, and St. T … [Read more...]

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