The Popular Belief That Empties Churches

The devastating impact of the premise that people are essentially good. In a recent Front Page column, Dennis Prager criticizes the idea that people are basically good. The belief that humans are inherently good is both “foolish” and “dangerous,” writes Prager, and it leads to much suffering. He offers several sobering examples from recent history … Read more

Catholics Take Notice: The Slow Boat to China Accelerates

In early November, Archbishop Jose Gomez, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated Joe Biden as “the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith.” The implication seemed to be that Catholics should be proud because another member of their team had made it to the top. The Archbishop’s message … Read more

The Misplaced Priorities of Youth Synod Organizers

Reading through the Instrumentum Laboris (IL)—the working document for the Youth Synod—one gets the impression that the biggest challenge young people face in life is discovering their sexuality. Fortunately, the Synod Fathers stand ready to “accompany” youth on their journey of self-discovery wherever it may lead. The bishops have particular solicitude for LGBT youth who “face inequality … Read more