Ideals and Norms

March 23, 2015 Russell Shaw 0

Lately the idea has been gaining currency among some responsible conservative Catholics that unless the synod of bishops or the Pope specifically repudiates a settled Church doctrine—which is highly unlikely—there’s no immediate cause for alarm. […]


The San Francisco Mission

February 3, 2015 Fr. Joseph Illo 0

A simple altar boy policy at my parish, Star of the Sea Church, has unleashed a media firestorm. Hundreds of parishes in this country, and some entire dioceses, do not permit altar girls, so why […]


Christian Unity Cannot Be Built on Lies

November 17, 2014 Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille 0

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the “foreign affairs minister” of the Russian Orthodox Church, is, as George Weigel observed recently in First Things, a talented man, “charming and witty.” However, the gifted Hilarion, Weigel rightly noted, “does […]