Honoring Bishop Paul S. Loverde

As the bishop celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest, the Herald looks back on his years of ministry. More
George Weigel
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Walking through the narrow, winding streets of Jerusalem’s Old City on my first visit there in 15 years, I was struck powerfully once again by the grittiness of Christianity, the palpable … more
Several years ago, Father Raymond de Souza, one of my fellow faculty members at an annual Krakow-based summer seminar on Catholic social doctrine, made a trenchant observation about the city St. John … more
Amidst all the Sturm und Drang of Synod 2015, something genuinely new in the life of the church began, and it shouldn’t escape our notice. For the first time in two millennia, an entry in the … more
The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family begins with Mass in St. Peter’s Oct. 4. No synod in modern Catholic history has drawn such worldwide press attention or … more
The history of popes in these United States is full of surprises. And one of them, to begin at the beginning, includes the little-known fact that Blessed Paul VI was not the first pontiff to set … more
Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 15, 1940, Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine were driven from the prime minister’s country house, Chequers, to the nearby village of Uxbridge, a Royal Air … more
At an inch or so over five feet and weighing, I would guess, something on the underside of 100 pounds, Sister Winnie, a soft spoken Filipina, is not your typical dinner speaker. Yet a few weeks ago … more
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage decision, these sober thoughts occur: (1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has rendered a decision that puts the Court … more
I’m fortunate to hear good preaching on a regular basis. But even the best Catholic preaching these days leans far more toward moral exhortation than biblical exposition. This strikes me as a … more
“Gridlock” along the Potomac — the difficulties the Congress has in getting things done, the difficulties the Congress and the White House have in cooperating to get things done, or both — is … more
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