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John Henry Newman in Full

"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais

I write these words in the Rome airport, on my way to England, where I will deliver a paper on St. John Henry Newman and evangelization. I’m still basking in the glow of the splendid Mass of canonization yesterday, presided over by Pope Francis and attended by tens of thousands of bishops, priests, and faithful from all over the world. […]

Sunday Reflection – Old vs. New

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A); First Kings 3:5, 7-12; Psalms 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46 “Liberal” and “conservative.”  The definitions of these terms are seldom stated.  Usually they are just presumed.  Often people call “conservative” those who like old-fashioned things and “liberal” those who favor the latest […]