“The Adoration of the Lamb” (Modello for the Apse Fresco of the Gesù, Rome, 1680), Giovanni Battista Gaulli 
Arts & Culture Art
Robert P. ImbelliFebruary 12, 2018
Bernini’s magnificent marble bust of St. Robert Bellarmine had made its way to Fairfield University.
Faith Features
Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 29, 2017
Looking back 55 years after the beginning of Vatican II, what have we learned and what have we forgotten?
Robert P. ImbelliJanuary 31, 2017
Our purpose in speaking liturgically is to celebrate faithfully the Gospel that is the church’s sole reason for being.
A family prays after arriving for Sunday Mass in 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va.
Synod on the Family
Robert P. ImbelliApril 08, 2016
Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetita," presents, at considerable length, his reflections and discernment based upon the two synods devoted to the Catholic understanding of marriage and family life.It is clear, even from a first reading, how closely the pope has ente
An opponent of same-sex marriage protests outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 18. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
In All Things
Robert P. ImbelliJuly 14, 2015
Pastoral emphasis is both its strength and its weakness.
CANONICAL QUESTION. Barbara Anne Cusack, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, asks a question about marriage on oct. 16 during the 76th annual Canon Law Society of America convention in St. Louis.
Robert P. ImbelliNovember 14, 2014
America’s editorial on the recently concluded Synod of Bishops on the Family rightly speaks of “a remarkable two-week period” (“Go in Peace,” 11/10). Anyone who followed the synod knows that it was characterized by passionate debate and even, in some instances, disagree
Robert P. ImbelliApril 09, 2014
Edward Short’s 'Newman and His Family'
Robert P. ImbelliDecember 23, 2013
The Dignity of the VulnerableBy Meghan J. Clarke‘The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges” (No. 218). In a simple sentence, Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine: human dign
In All Things
Robert P. ImbelliDecember 02, 2013
ldquo Evangelii Gaudium rdquo the ldquo Joy of the Gospel rdquo is officially designated an ldquo apostolic exhortation rdquo As such it joins the company of other such important papal pronouncements as Benedict XVI rsquo s ldquo Verbum Domini rdquo 2010 John Paul II rsquo s ldquo Pas