Women in the Diaconate: What Are the Issues?

Pope Francis repeatedly has declared that the Church does not have the authority to ordain women to the priesthood. He regards the teaching of Pope St. John Paul II in his 1994 apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis as final. Many... Read More

Redeeming Radio

For 10 years now, the words “Welcome to the luxurious corner booth!” have opened up “The Catholic Cafe” radio...

How Intellectual Formation Influences Everything

The goal of the Christian life is nothing other than union with God. As is so often asserted, God...

Out of the Ashes, Justice and Peace

“Are they all Catholic?” asked my wide-eyed daughter. We’d never encountered so many black clergy and religious until visiting...


‘Advent of the Heart’

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light” (Eph 5:14). I once challenged... Read More

Preparing for Christmas

As the time approaches for the great feast of the Nativity, it is good to spend some time reflecting... Read More