evangelical Catholicism Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

A Public Church, not a Partisan Church

The temptation to ally the Church with a particular political party and its program is a perennial one, it seems. When that temptation is not resisted, it invariably leads to trouble—politically and, more importantly, evangelically.

The Catholic Crisis, in Perspective

Perspective is at least as important when reading the signs of the times as it is in landscape painting.

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.

Motown and the Turbocharged Church

Under the leadership of Archbishop Allen Vigneron, the Church in Detroit is going on offense, challenging itself to become a diocese of missionary disciples.

Ecumenism, Influence-envy, Etc.

The honest engagement of differences in service to evangelical vigor is not advanced by the systematic misrepresentation of others’ views, by the puerile bullying of bishops, or by indulging in spasms of influence-envy.

Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide

For a Catholic, Europe’s demographic winter bespeaks, first and foremost, a colossal evangelical failure. Acknowledging that also sheds light on the contemporary Catholic situation in Europe.

The End of an Era, the Interment of an Event

Once, the Al Smith Dinner contributed to breaking down anti-Catholic prejudices. Now, its tribalism and its seeming indifference to grave moral issues are an impediment to the New Evangelization.

Is Faith the Missing Ingredient that Can Make Western Democracy Work?

No matter how well-designed the machinery, democracy will become brittle, and may ultimately crack and fail, if it is not sustained by a citizenry steeped in certain virtues: men and women committed to the dignity of the human person as the first principle of just governance and dedicated to the pursuit of the common good.

He’s Not “Turning His Back to the People”

Liturgical catechesis is imperative today if the People of God are going to understand the liturgy as an act of worship that equips us for mission.

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.