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The pope warns against aestheticism. Rightly so. Aestheticism is to a full experience of beauty as sentimentality is to profound and genuine feeling. But it is not aestheticism to long for beauty, as it is not sentimental to long for love.

The pope warns against aestheticism. Rightly so. Aestheticism is to a full experience of beauty as sentimentality is to profound and genuine feeling. But it is not aestheticism to long for beauty, as it is not sentimental to long for love.

In the latest consistory, Pope Francis yet again snubbed Eastern Europe of new cardinals, in spite of the fact that Eastern Europe has carried the mantle of Catholicism in Europe for some time now.

The Church’s divine mission is to give humanity a contemplative gaze into the Most Holy Trinity, not to embrace the secular causes du jour or sterile programs of self-realization.

Over time I realized that the people who told me the truth and who defended the actual teachings of the Church were the people who cared about me. They were the ones who loved me and who wanted me to know of the plan God has for human sexuality.

"I just buried my husband two days ago, please don’t make me lose my parish."

"The flying of [BLM and Pride] flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message to the public about the Church’s stance on these important moral and social issues."

I have read too much, I have beheld too much, I have heard and sung too much. I am a restorationist. I am like someone who knows there are riches around a corner, and I want everyone to come and see. I can’t help it anymore.

Trying to make Catholics believe that any criticism of past fallible Church decisions demonstrates unfaithfulness is gaslighting and should be resisted.

An obscure 19th century French Catholic priest was actually the forerunner for today's Catholic liberalism. Looking back on his life can be instructive for the Church moving forward.

As Catholics, the reawakening of the soul to the Good, True, and Beautiful is what one of our principal tasks should be. We come not as apologists of the zeitgeist seeking to affirm drifting souls in the city of man with the ethos of the city of man.

One of the Church's blessings in this country has been its tax-exempt status. But is it also a curse?

The recent promotion of Bishop McElroy from San Diego to the cardinalate has led a clergy sexual abuse victim to tell her story about how the Diocese of San Diego has done little to help her.

Given its flawed reasoning, ambiguities, and blatant discontinuity with Tradition and Scripture, it would be a travesty to see Amoris Laetitia displace Veritatis Splendor as the blueprint for a new moral theology.

Msgr. Thomas Wells was killed 22 years ago today, the result of his efforts to root out active homosexuality in the clergy.

A Nigerian priest recounts the local response to the recent tragic shooting at a Nigerian Catholic church, and gives his thoughts on the environment that led to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

New Vatican regulations have led to forcibly-shuttered monasteries’ assets being claimed by a bureaucratic monastic federation, the diocese, and the Vatican, raising questions on how decisions are made.

There's been great outcry and shock at Archbishop Cordileone banning Nancy Pelosi from Communion. Somehow, the Church and the world have progressed to a point where it’s unexpected for a bishop to condemn what is an obvious evil.

A new documentary attempts to cool down the "liturgy wars" while advancing the conversation in a productive way.

We now see an exodus from the parish school system to independent and classical curricula Catholic schools, schools focused on holding Catholicity at the center of their identity.

The arrest of Cardinal Zen brings to the fore some awkward questions about the Vatican's cozy relationship with Beijing.

The response of Bishop Barron's Word on Fire ministry to recent allegations of sexual misconduct by a prominent employee reveal a culture that prioritizes legalese over compassion.

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