Catholicism is dying in the German-speaking world, not because the gospel has been proclaimed and found incredible or hard, but because it hasn’t been proclaimed with joy, confidence, and zeal.
The president’s foes say he’s abused the public trust. But there’s little public trust to abuse.
If President Trump’s appointees won’t even stand up straight and assert their own dignity, it’s not surprising that they shrink from vindicating the honor of the United States and the rule of law.
In God’s providence and through his own cooperation with grace, Archbishop Charles Chaput has lived the episcopal vocation the Second Vatican Council fathers limned in an exemplary way.
Presidential inquisitions might yet become routine in a country at war with itself.
What was once thought to be a regime headed for the dustbin of history instead is poised to become a challenge for freedom across the globe.
So long as President Trump’s voters remain loyal, Republicans in the House and Senate will likely stay in line no matter what they personally believe.