“Faith is truly a good for everyone; it is a common good. Its light does not simply brighten the interior of the Church, nor does it serve solely to build an eternal city in the hereafter; it helps us build our societies in such a way that they can journey toward a future of hope.”
-Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), 51.
Although the mainstream media and political pundits frequently talk about the Catholic vote, rarely does anyone meaningfully ask how the Catholic vision of reality might shed light on a contemporary issue or theme in American Society. Arguably, a good example of a topic about which the Catholic Church has much to say is the topic […]
We do not need a State which regulates and controls everything, but a State which, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, generously acknowledges and supports initiatives arising from the different social forces and combines spontaneity with closeness to those in need. – Pope Benedict XVI, DEUS CARITAS EST, 28 As a Catholic-American, the […]
As with all issues that evoke strong emotional reactions among Catholics, the recent controversy surrounding Notre Dame’s granting an honorary degree to President Obama raises many fundamental questions about who we are as Catholic-Americans. Among other things, the controversy should force us to ask the following fundamental question about Catholic education: to what extent should […]