Screwtape on Stage: An Interview with Max McLean

As someone who has long appreciated the catechetical value of CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, it was a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to interview Max McLean, director of the stage adaptation of The Screwtape Letters and its lead actor, portraying Screwtape. McLean originated the role of Screwtape in New York,...

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Pope Francis Will Change the Way the World Looks at Social Justice Doctrine

Respect for the human person entails respect for the rights that flow from his dignity as a creature. These rights are prior to society and must be recognized by it. They are the basis of the moral legitimacy of every authority: by flouting them, or refusing to recognize them I its positive legislation, a society undermines its...

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The Effect of Pope Francisco on the Hispanic World

Words cannot begin to express the jubilation felt by my fellow Hispanics with the elevation of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to See of Peter as Pope Francis. This was quite evident last night while teaching a catechist formation class to a group of Hispanic catechists who were continually celebrating and cheering Cardinal...

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Is It Really About Catholic Identity?

Learn to do thy part and leave the rest to Heaven Blessed Cardinal Newman Imagine a Bishop exercising his rightful authority to assure authentic Catholic teaching and practice in Catholic Schools. If this proposition sounds reasonable, then you will find Bishop Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA to be a reasonable man. He...

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What Does Narcissistic Catechesis Look Like?

Faith is the result of the act of the will, following upon a conviction that to believe is a duty. Blessed Cardinal Newman Ever since Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the Chair of St. Peter the whole world has clamored to offer opinions on the legacy of Benedict XVI’s pontificate and the Church at...

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