Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches
George Weigel’s book takes readers on a unique religious and aesthetic journey with magnificent photographs and revealing commentaries on the pilgrimage’s liturgies, art, and architecture.
An Invitation to a Roman Lent
Exploring the “station churches” of Rome — and meditating on the daily liturgical texts — make for an unforgettable Lent.
Pope Francis and the Russian Patriarch Will Meet, as Ukrainian Catholics Watch and Wait
The announcement that Pope Francis will meet with Kirill, Russian Orthodox patriarch of Moscow, in Cuba on February 12 is, paradoxically, both a Big Deal and something that ought to have become routine by now.
Anger and Citizenship
A passionate politics, informed and disciplined by reason, can be a politics of the intelligence, a politics of great ideas: a politics, if you will, of sound moral judgment. And sound moral judgment is rarely, if ever, the child of anger.
Gain Some Iranian Contracts, Lose Your Civilization
If Italy’s recent gestures of cravenness were not evidence of a crisis of civilizational morale in its terminal, or hospice-care, stage, it’s unclear what would be.
China’s Population Crisis: An Evangelical Opportunity?
China in the late-21st century will be the greatest field of Christian mission since the Europeans crossed the Atlantic a half-millennium ago.
Robert Pickus: An American Original
The United States has lost one of its most passionately patriotic citizens, a genuine American original.
A Ukrainian Christmas-at-the-Crossroads
When Ukraine celebrated Christmas two weeks ago, there were ample reasons for pessimism about that long-suffering country’s future. But even confronted daily by a long menu of distress, the people of Ukraine have remained remarkably faithful to the 2013-14 Maidan revolution of integrity.
Dear Father: Please Stop It
Mass is far more than a social gathering; it’s an act of worship, the majesty of which should be reflected in the language of the liturgy—which is not the language of the shopping mall or the Super Bowl party.
Looking Toward November 8
A few suggestions for what Catholics in America might ponder in the run-up to the 2016 election.