Catholic Church

Lent as Counterculture

Seasons of self-denial may now be en vogue, but the aim of Lent is more profound than self-actualization.

Why Pope Francis Condemned Surrogacy

The Catholic Church’s teaching on surrogacy is rooted in the desire to preserve the dignity of human life.

The Catholic Church’s Blessing of Same-Sex Couples, Explained

The church’s new guidance has left some confused.

Blaise Pascal on Christian and Jew

The great thinker’s turn toward the theological has lessons for us even today.

Bishops and Gadgets

On the printing press, the Catholic Church, and an embittered body politic.

How ‘The Exorcist’ Took the Sacred Seriously

A look back at William Friedkin’s 1973 film.

Reason’s Pope

The intellectual legacy of Benedict XVI will long outlive him.