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Terence Sweeney is a professor in the Honors Program at Villanova University.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Terence Sweeney
Pro-lifers need to seriously consider what defeats at the ballot box mean—and ask themselves why recent legal successes have not translated into democratic successes.
FaithFaith and Reason
Terence Sweeney
There is much to hope for in the U.S. bishops’ project of local and national revitalization. But there cannot be a full-fledged eucharistic revival without a precious blood revival.
Arts & CultureBooks
Terence Sweeney
Vincent Lloyd's 'Black Dignity' is is a profound challenge to anyone who takes seriously the struggle for human dignity, antiracism and the work of dismantling white supremacy.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Terence Sweeney
These trends should prompt an examen among Catholic educators. Do our schools lead people to drift from religion to money, from community engagement to private enrichment?
FaithFaith in Focus
Terence Sweeney
Our task as sacristans is to attend to small acts of care in a world that is too often inattentive and careless.
Arts & CultureBooks
Terence Sweeney
Too many of us are attracted to a “spatial” life because we can control spaces and stop them from changing. But time, even when managed, is always beyond our control. In his new book, James K. A. Smith seeks to reorient us to the reality of human life as temporal.
FaithShort Take
Terence Sweeney
We experience now a church where the laity matter—where, for example, a New York Times columnist without any church title can have a voice.
Deacon Rachid Murad offers the chalice to a communicant after his ordination to the diaconate at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 25, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithFaith in Focus
Terence Sweeney
After two years without it, I fear we are forgetting what is so precious about Christ’s blood and the reception of Communion in both forms.
Arts & CultureBooks
Terence Sweeney
If contemplation and criticism can lead to imitation, then writing about the literary Christian left of the last century might help establish a literary Christian left for this century.
FaithShort Take
Terence Sweeney
Both critics and supporters fail to see the traditionalism of Pope Francis. Let us share his confidence in Christ. Let us join him in guarding the tradition and preaching the good news.