Detail from 'The Apocalypse' by Luca Signorelli
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Advent is Apocalyptic

November 25, 2022 Carl E. Olson 6

Readings: • Is 2:1-5 • Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom 13:11-14 • Mt 24:37-44 Advent is apocalyptic. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it in that way. But today’s readings are revealing. […]

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Why Vatican II Was Necessary

October 19, 2022 George Weigel 23

Writing my new book, To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II (Basic Books), afforded me the welcome opportunity to dig into the Council’s 16 texts and the many fine commentaries on them. […]


The Church has a Science Problem

August 25, 2022 Rachel M. Coleman 71

It has become fairly common in these post-Covid times to distinguish very carefully between science and scientism, or between science and The ScienceTM. The distinction generally goes something like this: Science is a method for […]