Latin Mass Hysteria

The outcry over Pope Francis’s move to curb the divisive use of the Tridentine Mass in Latin stands in inverse proportion to the popularity of the old rite. This is a splinter, not a schism. You wouldn’t know that from the coverage of this controversy.

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Journalism as Vocation

New York native, Fordham graduate, and newspaper columnist Jim Dwyer passed away earlier this month. His journalistic career embodied the best of a beleaguered profession.

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Niebuhr, Redux

The Protestant theologian’s essay on “the children of light and the children of darkness” can help make sense of Steve Bannon’s arrest and the convention speech of Joe Biden, two Catholics whose stories point to an epic good-versus-evil campaign this fall.

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Police And Priests

The culture of corrupt police departments is often invoked as the best analogy to explain how the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy could have taken root and endured so long and with such impunity. But the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the ensuing protests and the police overreaction, has shown…

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