Listen: In this episode, hosts explore the subtle Catholicism of the Biden inauguration, the back-and-forth between Archbishop José Gomez and Cardinal Blase Cupich, and the brief but ominous life of the 1776 Report.
Distinctly Catholic: George Weigel's praise of Archbishop Gomez's churlish Inauguration Day statement invites historical comparison to the 17th-century threat of Jansenism. Weigel is flirting with the stuff of schism.
Perspective: As a gay priest, you tend to think of your silence as a required act of self-sacrifice. But our self-erasure contributes to other people believing there is no place for them in the church or the world.