Lent, Day by Day

February 11, 2015 George Weigel 0

The phrase “Lenten journey” has become ubiquitous in contemporary Catholicism, but for once, AmChurchSpeak makes an important point: Lent is a journey—a journey to Calvary with the Lord and an opportunity to reflect on how well we’ve […]


A Tale of Two Bishops

February 9, 2015 Carl E. Olson 1

It was the best of times…” One bishop was described, in a recent interview with a major network, as “America’s Pope Francis”. A veteran Catholic journalist described him as “humble and open, precisely the sort […]


More on Merton

February 8, 2015 Carl E. Olson 0

Fr. Robert Barron’s recent post, “The Hundredth Anniversary of Thomas Merton’s Birth” (Feb. 3), has generated a fair amount of interest and some argument over the value of the late monk’s writings. I’m not an […]