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The Latin Mass Is Not the Key to the New Evangelization

In July of 2007, Pope Benedict issued the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, which allowed priests to celebrate mass in the Tridentine Rite, or the Traditional Latin Mass. Benedict noted that “what was sacred for prior generations, remains sacred and great for us as well, and cannot be suddenly prohibited altogether or even judged harmful.” And […]

No Cup for You!

My parish does not offer the cup at communion. Unfortunately, this issue has been the cause of some division in the Catholic Church at large. Rules and norms vary from parish to parish. Yet for the first thousand years of the church, the Precious Blood was indeed distributed to all the faithful, not just consumed […]

Must Reads for Your Social Justice Book Club

Are you interested in starting a social justice book club? Choosing books that will interest and encourage participation from a wide group of people can be difficult. One of the most challenging aspects of teaching is choosing texts that will engage my students—pique their interest, but also challenge them to think deeply. Narratives can activate […]

Taylor Swift: The Next Great Theologian?

Pop princess. Country star. Teen idol. Liturgical theologian. Three of those four titles are typically applied to the queen of the charts, Taylor Swift, who is dominating the media in anticipation of her new album, 1989. Yet, in my experience at her concert, I came to see Taylor in a new light. Given that the […]

Holy Cross Final Vows Special Feature

What motivates men to enter the priesthood? Check out this great video, where a group of young men anticipates their final vows with a spirit of passion and idealism:

Archbishop Gomez’s Twitter Evangelization

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has been one of the most active bishops spreading the Good News on twitter. Here are fifteen of his most insightful tweets from the last couple of months: Let's pray for all those who are deprived of an honest day's work/fair wages & live under conditions in which their dignity […]

Christopher Hale’s Interview on NPR

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