A Caveat on the Great Tom Wolfe
Now that Tom Wolfe and Gus Grissom have both crossed what Wolfe once called the Halusian Gulp, one hopes these two American patriots are reconciled. Both had the right stuff.
A Pastor in Full
Pastors interested in seeing how the New Evangelization is done right, in challenging cultural circumstances, should spend a week at St. Mary’s in Greenville, S.C.
The Summer Reading List
The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive, or both.
Acts and Us
The book of Acts reminds us that salvation history and what we call “world history” don’t run on parallel tracks. Salvation history—the story of Israel and the story of the Church—is the inner dynamic or core of world history, whether world history recognizes that or not.
Homelands and Social Doctrines
With John Paul II, a distinctive personal experience refined and extended the classic social doctrine tradition. John Paul was not imposing an idiosyncratic view on the world Church—which is in fact something no pope should do.
EXCERPT: George Weigel’s New Book The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times
In his latest book, one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century.
After the Irish Debacle
Ireland’s May 25 referendum opened a path to legal abortion in the Emerald Isle by striking down a pro-life amendment to the Irish Constitution. With Ireland having joined the Gadarene rush into legalizing the dictatorship of relativism, what next?
INTERVIEW: God & I: George Weigel
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel discusses his faith, his friendship with Pope John Paul II, and the state of the Church today.
Craving Approval Isn’t Evangelization
Toadying to the talking heads of postmodern intellectual confusion and to the tastemakers of decadent postmodern culture is not the way to be the Church of the New Evangelization, or the “Church permanently in mission” that Pope Francis calls us to be. It’s the way to become a laughingstock, en route to the boneyard of irrelevance.
Grace Under Pressure
A chapter in a remarkable American and Catholic life will close on June 6, when Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB, concludes more than two decades of service as leader of the monastic community at St. Louis Abbey. His story deserves to be better known.