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I’m A Disappointment

Dr. Tod Worner

I was afraid of being a disappointment. In the eyes of an unbelieving world, Chesterton, Waugh, and Eliot were disappointments too. 

The History and Mystery of Baptism of Desire

Rachel Lu

John the Baptist baptizing Jesus

Fr. Lusvardi considers the Church’s understanding of baptism of desire as shaped across Christian history—pre-patristic era through the 20th century.

The Higher You Go Liturgically, the Lower You Should Go in Service of the Poor

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron in a procession with the Blessed Sacrament

The more we love God, the more we love those whom God loves. The higher you go liturgically, the lower you should go in service of the poor.

The Cass Review on Gender Dysphoria

Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Medical care for those suffering gender dysphoria is a wild west lacking legal regulations, empirical basis, ethical oversights, and uniform standards.

Two Heroes Unite at the International Bioethics Conference

Mark Bradford

John Paul II and Jerome Lejeune

Two of my greatest heroes came together at the Second Annual International Bioethics Conference organized by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.

Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Dr. Richard DeClue

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus follows the express wishes of many of our pontiffs and the desire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus himself.

Honor Amid Uncertainty: D-Day Eighty Years On

Dr. Tod Worner

D-day, with all of its achievements, was an honorable, unlikely, and miraculous day. It is jarring to consider how badly it might have gone.

Lessons in Apologetics: A Recap from the School Year 

Thomas Griffin

Child in a classroom

I firmly believe that the answers to these two difficult questions show the pathway forward in apologetics—not just for young people.

It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City

Christopher Shannon

Springsteen never left his provincial, parochial roots behind. Culturally, he stayed local and situated in the Catholic cultural landscape.

On Beauty and Imitation

Dr. Daniel McInerny

Girl looking at art

In our decline and fall of culture and art, we need a more coherent understanding of art as imitation of beauty that makes up sacred order.