Down the Rabbit Hole of Synodality

From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to … Read more

Catholicism Is About Swords

It may seem like a lifetime ago, but some may recall the habited Catholic nun who spoke at the Republican National Convention last August. She held up her Rosary and exclaimed: “This is our most powerful weapon!” With lightning speed, a post appeared on social media (full disclosure: that term is as foreign to me … Read more

TAKE ACTION: North Dakota Lawmakers Declare War on the Church

Chills ran down the spines of Catholics on January 12 when North Dakota lawmakers announced their intention to amend the state’s Century Code relating to mandatory reporting. Under the current law, “a member of the clergy…is not required to report [knowledge or suspicion of child abuse] if the knowledge or suspicion is derived from information … Read more