Pope Francis’ fascination with ‘El Gaucho’

Though she lived in Spain for much of her adult life, my fiancé was born and attended school in Argentina, and so at both...

An insider’s reflections on the Synod

This week I had a lengthy conversation with a participant in the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment. A...

Saint Romero and the ‘political dimension of the Faith’

Years ago I read a fascinating article written by a government official in El Salvador which traced the way political parties — on both...

Pope’s letter to Catholics in China, and everywhere

Regardless of how much or little you know about the current controversy in China surrounding the recognition of Catholic bishops and the tense situation...

A time to remember Cardinal Avery Dulles

Aug. 24, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., who was born during the First World War in...

Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

Shortly before this paper went to press, and with relatively little fanfare, Pope Francis released an Apostolic Constitution this week entitled, “Episcopalis Communio,” in...

An antidote to tribalism and accusations

I recently attended a dialogue session held by a former archdiocesan official here in Chicago about the current devastating situation in the Catholic Church....

We are stewards, not landlords, of this earth

Sometimes when a decision confronts us, it’s expected that we as Christians would turn to the church for advice. Issues of human sexuality, or...

The best response is prayer and fasting

Saint Paul uses the unity of the human body to teach us about the unity of the Church with Christ Jesus. The baptized form...

Our lives are endless conversion experiences

Being an ecclesiologist these days is a difficult gig. Hours after the flurry of recent activity involving the American and universal church, I had...
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