Distinctly Catholic: Too often, we Catholics are not taught the linkages between our doctrinal claims and our moral claims, facilitating the cafeteria Catholicism on both the left and the right.
You can't always trust the veracity of what you read at LifeSiteNews, but they accurately described last Thursday's episode of "The World Over" on EWTN. During a discussion of Amoris Laetitia, Raymond Arroyo, the show's host, and Robert Royal had this exchange:
This "gives the feeling of a schism," Arroyo remarked. "It’s not a schism, but it gives the feeling of one."
Distinctly Catholic: The World Meeting of Popular Movements showed a Catholic church ready to engage the cause of social justice anew.
At this morning's Washington Post, Chris Cillizza has some sound advice for the press: Don't get into a cat fight with President Trump. Just do your jobs.
Distinctly Catholic: C-SPAN ranked the presidents of the United States from best to worst. It is interesting to see how the numbers have, and have not, changed over the years.
Conspiracy theories go bipartisan: In the NYTimes, Dems have begun buying into bogus conspiracy theories now also. This is not the kind of bipartisanship the country needs.
Distinctly Catholic: President Donald Trump's core supporters got everything they needed from yesterday's news conference, an alternative narrative to what they see on the news.
Distinctly Catholic: Sheil's CYO went against the norm of 1930s youth leagues by inviting all boys and girls, of any race, to join and compete side by side.
Distinctly Catholic: Coming at a time when violence and racial tension again plague the city, Timothy Neary's new book is fascinating and informative. Part 1 of a two-part review.
At America, an important essay by James Keenan of Boston College about the particular way Americans have failed to develop our Catholic understanding of conscience. This is key: Some of the opponents of Pope Francis seem to suggest that recognizing the role of conscience in moral decision-making let's people off the hook, when in reality, it is the checklist spirituality that evidences a kind of minimalism about Christian discipleship.