The Problem of Pietism

February 15, 2019 Dr. Leroy Huizenga 12

Working recently on some issues in Mariology and Christology, I was struck by how little about Mary and Jesus Christ I’m hearing nowadays from Catholics, whether from ranking clergy through the media, or on the […]


The Gift of Filial Adoption

February 8, 2019 Athanasius Schneider 6

The Truth of the filial adoption in Christ, which is intrinsically supernatural, constitutes the synthesis of the entire Divine Revelation. Being adopted by God as sons is always a gratuitous gift of grace, the most […]


Witnesses to the Light

February 2, 2019 David Paul Deavel 3

Happy Candlemas! Now, and only now, is the feast of Christmas complete. While many on the standard secular/Protestant calendar think it was complete on December 26 or whenever the last relative has been celebrated with, […]


The Avuncular Episcopacy

January 30, 2019 Nicholas Senz 13

By now we’re all familiar with “Uncle Ted,” the nickname Archbishop Theodore McCarrick gave himself. We now know of the sinister association that epithet had—McCarrick would refer to the priests and seminarians who were the […]


Defining Dehumanization Up

January 26, 2019 Dr. Mark Latkovic 12

Famously, after the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II, the world spoke the words, “Never Again.” In the years since, however, you have to wonder how seriously we have taken those words. […]

'Marriage at Cana' [c. 1304] by Giotto di Bondone (

Cana, Signs, and Sacraments

January 19, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Is 62:1-5 • Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 • 1 Cor 12:4-11 • Jn 2:1-11 The Gospel of John contains some seventeen direct references to signs (semeia), which is St. John’s term for […]


The Horizon of Hope

January 11, 2019 Dr. Leroy Huizenga 21

The world is simply horrible—isn’t it? Our politics seems poisoned: half the country hates Trump, while the other half hates those who hate Trump. The Church—well, again we’re mired in scandal as the metrics of […]