This post by Brendan Busse, SJ is also featured on The Jesuit Post. I held the mic. That’s about it. I had been asked to serve as an acolyte for the diaconate ordination of eight Jesuits here in Madrid. During an ordination liturgy the presiding bishop moves around more than usual — sit, stand, kneel, from one […]

Over the last couple of years, there has been a growing focus among American Catholics on the fundamental incompatibility of libertarianism and Catholic moral and social thought. Yet few have become familiar with an approach to American politics that is far more compatible with the Church’s approach: communitarianism. In this video, Amitai Etzioni, a leading […]

Check out these recent articles from around the web: This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America by Jonathan Cohn: “Child First is a ‘home visiting’ program, which means staff members work with families mostly in their homes rather than in office settings, sometimes meeting as frequently as three or four times a […]

Pope Francis: “A truth-filled love is, in fact, the basis on which to build the peace that today is especially desired and necessary for the good of all. It allows one to overcome dangerous fanaticisms, conflicts for the possession of resources, migrations of biblical proportions, the enduring wounds of hunger and poverty, human trafficking, injustice, […]

Millennial writer Meghan Clark has a new article at US Catholic. She writes: For Christians, widespread poverty and inequality is scandalous, even though no one calls Olivia Pope to handle it. Echoing his predecessors, Pope Francis frequently admonishes us that poverty is a scandal. He laments that when people with no homes die of exposure […]

Two years ago I declared that Deacon Mike Rogers was a better person than I am. Last year I admitted that I still hadn’t forgiven Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the recently convicted Boston Marathon bomber. Now that the last athlete has crossed the finish line of the 119th running, I confess that I still hold an angry […]

“Terror in the Heartland” read the headline in our morning newspaper 20 years ago. It was sprawled over a full-color photo of a firefighter holding a little girl. That image and headline are burned into my memory. Even though I lived far from Oklahoma City, the terror resonated with my teenage self. People went to […]


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