U.S. Catholics asked to pray for the bishops as Communion document is drafted

The president of the U.S.C.C.B. has asked the nation’s Catholics to pray for him and his brother bishops “as we continue our dialogues and reflections” in the process of drafting a document on the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church.”

Cardinal reaffirms restrictions on Latin Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti today reaffirmed restrictions on the private celebration of pre-Vatican II Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica: “So that what is exceptional does not become ordinary.”
Although only a small minority of L.G.B.T. Catholics will ever seek conversion therapy, the assumptions underlying that therapy often influence the message many gay Catholics hear in the confessional and from friends and mentors.
Eve TushnetMay 13, 2021

May 24, 2021

Without God, evolution is not just indifferent — it’s torture

If we are not children of God, those who come from a loving Father—if we are only forms of evolved life—why does evolution create desires within us it cannot satisfy?

Like old work boots, the soul is marked by the seasons of life.

How we picture our souls matters. Uncolored cartoons and geometrical points do not change or weather. They do not grow in response to what happens in the world around them. But we do.