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Pope Francis: The devil knows the passwords to our heart. We must know them too.

“It is important to know ourselves, to know the passwords of our heart, what we are most sensitive to, in order to protect ourselves from those who present themselves with persuasive words to manipulate us.”

Pope Francis makes dramatic appeal to Putin: Stop the war in Ukraine

Reflecting his profound concern at the danger of an escalation of the war in Ukraine and the potential use of nuclear arms, Pope Francis called today for “an immediate ceasefire” to that war.
Papal infallibility is not always properly understood. Some on the right think that the magisterium can resolve every question or problem with a declaration. Those on the left often grow impatient and dispute its interventions.
Thomas P. RauschSeptember 26, 2022

April 28, 2022

Review: What modern Catholicism gets wrong about the doctrine of atonement

The doctrine of atonement has fallen into disfavor in some theological circles and into general neglect in Catholic life. Margaret Turek's new book offers insights about the doctrine's importance.

For J.R.R. Tolkien, no one is beyond redemption—even orcs

For Tolkien, every creature exists on the same continuum between good and evil, and has the capacity to travel either way along it.

God’s grump: The irascible Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh's reputation has endured for almost a century as other novelists have fallen out of fashion. It wasn't because everyone thought him a jolly fellow.