The Catholic Difference Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Remembering Lives of Consequence

While every life is fascinating, some lives leave a deeper impress on history than others, and they’re all the more fascinating for it.

Exodus, Lent, and Becoming a True Nation

Through Leon Kass’s commentary, Exodus offers us a profound reflection on what it means to be a true people, not merely an aggregate of individuals or a network of families.

From Christendom Times to Apostolic Times

The Catholic Church of the 21st century is being called from maintenance to mission, which means the transformation of our institutions into launch pads for evangelization.

The Challenge of Eucharistic Coherence

Incoherent Catholics receiving holy communion make for a Eucharistically incoherent and thus evangelically diminished Church.

The Holy See and Thug Regimes

The list of grave issues that must be addressed during a future papal interregnum, and by the cardinal-electors in a conclave, continues to grow.

President Biden and a Catholic Inflection Point

Lay responsibility for Catholic witness in public life and episcopal responsibility for the Church’s eucharistic integrity bear heavily on each other.

Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954–2020)

Maciej Zięba’s was a Catholic voice of singular insight, clarity, and good sense in an increasingly fragmented and polarized Polish society.

Catholic Coherence, Catholic Integrity

Bishops who maintain the Church’s eucharistic integrity and coherence are not acting politically or punitively; those bishops are calling the entire Church to deeper conversion while expressing appropriate, indeed necessary, concern for the spiritual well-being and moral coherence of those under their pastoral care.

Thoughts on a Pro-Life Picket Line

In the tough years ahead for the culture of life, compassionate witness is going to be ever more important: especially the witness of caring for women in crisis pregnancies.

What the Magi Teach Us

The Magi, wrote Pope Benedict XVI, are not mythical figures in “a meditation presented under the guise of stories.” Rather, the Magi story helps us to “understand the mystery of Jesus more deeply.”