The five truths that follow are indeed hard.
Over the years, I have written a number of relatively short essays on various Church feasts.
Pray for an apostolic exhortation that glorifies and lifts up Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation.
In a column a few weeks ago, I called upon the USCCB to drive a stake through the undead heart of the dreadful New American Bible — and the lectionary based upon it.
"Stupidity," says Jacques Maritain, "is always a vice." So are bad taste and slovenly work.
Let it be a reminder to all that, no matter how nouns and adjectives and adverbs are employed, messy thinking is a Grammar of Dissent.
There is a question any Catholic homilist could ask when he looks over almost any congregation.
In 2013, Pope Francis sonorously and rightly enjoined the bishops of the world: "Avoid the scandal of being 'airport bishops'!"
Greg Bottaro was a student of mine at Boston College. He was a very good student, but even very good students seldom write very good books. He did.
If Christ's bodily resurrection is true, it is the most important event in all of history. But if it is symbolic, the name Jesus Christ has no more significance than Clark Kent.