Catholic Studies publication

On Synods Then and Now

Francis X. Maier

The synodal process the Church has embarked on—if done well, and honestly, and without the “hermeneutic of rupture” that has dogged Catholic life since Vatican II—can lead to a renewal of Christian faith.

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First Things / August 9, 2022

All Things Made New: Living the Lay Vocation

Francis X. Maier

Whoever we are as laity, our vocation remains the same: using the raw material of our circumstances to give glory to God and to help other people share in his redemption through the witness of our lives.

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Catholic World Report / August 8, 2022

Elizabeth Warren, Woke Totalitarian

George Weigel

Self-styled “pro-choice” advocates propose to constrain the choices available to women by driving compassionate and life-affirming care out of business.

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Syndicated Column / August 4, 2022

Another Assault on John Paul II

George Weigel

Surely one assassination attempt against the pope whose teaching and example animate the living parts of the world Church was enough. 

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Syndicated Column / July 28, 2022

The Splendor of the ‘Splendor of Truth’

Stephen P. White

A culture that combines radical notions of individual autonomy with a Gnostic rejection of the built-in meaning of material (and, therefore, bodily) reality is a culture in need of conversion, not indulgence.

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The Catholic Thing / July 28, 2022

Strange New World: A Guide

Francis X. Maier

No matter how loudly we express the unique and wondrous grandeur of our individuality, it all ends up in ashes or a casket.

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The Catholic Thing / July 27, 2022

The Irrepressible, Irreplaceable Midge Decter

George Weigel

Midge Decter, who never, ever kowtowed, whether to woke cancel-culture barbarians or their right-wing mirror images, might have done some of today’s aspirants to conservative leadership some good. 

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Syndicated Column / July 21, 2022

The War of the Conciliar Succession, Continued

George Weigel

Profound issues ignited the War of the Conciliar Succession, and those issues remain urgent ones for the Church today.

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Syndicated Column / July 14, 2022

Clarifications After Dobbs

Francis X. Maier

The work continues, because it must.

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The Catholic Thing / July 13, 2022

The Scent of a Soul

Francis X. Maier

Church teaching on the dignity of unborn life culls the progressive herd; it separates out those who take the word “Catholic” seriously, motivating some, embarrassing others.

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First Things / July 7, 2022

In Gratitude to John Garvey

Stephen P. White

No one haughty has ever radiated joy, and they are a joyful pair, John and Jeanne Garvey.

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The Catholic Thing / July 5, 2022

Homage to a Good Man

Francis X. Maier

Amid all the shouting and political carnage of the day, good still happens.

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The Catholic Thing / June 30, 2022