It’s Time to Clean Up the Mess

By Regis Martin Regis Martin is a Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Martin is the author of a number of books, including Still Point: Loss, Longing, and Our Search for God (2012) and The Beggar’s Banquet (Emmaus Road). His most recent book, published by Scepter, is called Looking for Lazarus: A Preview of the Resurrection. How bad must things get before we can all agree that the sky is actually …

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Resetting the Old Mass/New Mass Conversation

By Eric Sammons Eric Sammons is the Editor-in-Chief of Crisis Magazine and the Executive Director of Crisis Publications. The orthodox Catholic world today, while in theory united in the shared acceptance of the Catholic Church’s authority to declare binding doctrine, is not always united in practice. The greatest, and perhaps most toxic, divide within orthodox Catholicism revolves around the liturgy, and particularly the differences between the Old and New Masses. Heck, orthodox Catholics can’t even agree on what to call these two different celebrations of the Mass—or even if they are different forms or different rites. Is it the Novus Ordo and the traditional Latin …

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How to Protect Your Family From Spiritual Attacks

Patti Maguire Armstrong is a TV talk show host of Ladies of Another View and an award-winning author and journalist. She was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her newest books are Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith & Get to Heaven and Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families. She has a B.A. in social work and M.A. in public administration and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer. Patti and her husband, Mark, live in North Dakota, where they raised their 10 children. Follow her on Twitter at @PattiArmstrong and read …

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Nancy Pelosi Banned From Communion: 5 Key Takeaways

Jonathan Liedl is a senior editor for the Register. His background includes state Catholic conference work, three years of seminary formation, and tutoring at a university Christian study center. Liedl holds a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic Studies (Univ. of Notre Dame), an M.A. in Catholic Studies (Univ. of St. Thomas), and is currently completing an M.A. in Theology at the Saint Paul Seminary. He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Follow him on Twitter at @JLLiedl. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Pelosi’s local bishop, has instructed her not to receive Communion because of her extreme pro-abortion-rights actions. Jonathan LiedlNationMay 20, 2022 …

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Eucharistic Revitalization: Daring to Do All We Can

Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA. COMMENTARY: As the Second Vatican Council famously described, the celebration of the Eucharist is the source, summit, root and center of Catholic faith and life. Father Roger LandryNationMay 20, 2022 In the epic Lauda Sion Salvatorem Gospel sequence he wrote for the inaugural celebration of Corpus Christi in 1264, and still used today, St. Thomas Aquinas touched upon the spirituality that should motivate Catholics in their approach to the Holy Eucharist.   “Quantum potes, tantum aude,” he wrote in the second of 24 …

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Nancy Pelosi Banned From Communion: 5 Key Takeaways

Jonathan Liedl is a senior editor for the Register. His background includes state Catholic conference work, three years of seminary formation, and tutoring at a university Christian study center. Liedl holds a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic Studies (Univ. of Notre Dame), an M.A. in Catholic Studies (Univ. of St. Thomas), and is currently completing an M.A. in Theology at the Saint Paul Seminary. He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Follow him on Twitter at @JLLiedl. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Pelosi’s local bishop, has instructed her not to receive Communion because of her extreme pro-abortion-rights actions. Jonathan LiedlNationMay 20, 2022 …

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Fearing Death Is for the Pagans

By Raymond Dansereau Raymond Dansereau is a husband and father of five, a high school history teacher, and co-editor of Gaudium Magazine. As the Covid pandemic gradually recedes into endemicity, it is time—actually long past time—to reflect on some of the lessons of the last two years. One element that would have been most shocking to previous generations is how drastically we rearranged our society—school closures, business closures, mandate piled on mandate—over our fear of death.   In nearly every human culture, death has always had an element of the uncanny to it. On one hand, it is a normal part of our …

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The Ten Sins of Gay Surrogacy

By Leila Miller Leila Miller is a wife, mother, grandmother, and writer. Her books include Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak; Raising Chaste Catholic Men; Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues; and Impossible Marriages Redeemed. She resides in Phoenix, and blogs at LeilaMiller.net. Dave Rubin, the popular pundit for the conservative network BlazeTV, recently announced that he and his “husband,” David Janet, were using surrogacy to obtain two children. When I saw that even some faithful Christians were celebrating this news, I knew it was time for a gut check. Let’s bring faith and reason to the table …

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Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell

By Joseph Pearce Joseph Pearce is a senior contributor to Crisis. He is director of book publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. An acclaimed biographer and literary scholar, his latest book, Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith, is newly published by TAN Books. His website is jpearce.co. Emily Brontë was the daughter of an ordained minister of the Church of England who served his parish devoutly and diligently for forty years. Like her father, Emily was a faithful and devout Christian, a fact which is evident in the moral perspective manifested in her …

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The Hierarchy Should Not Outsource Leadership to the Laity

By John A. Monaco John A. Monaco is a doctoral student in theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Visiting Scholar with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. It might not be surprising, in an age where the concept of hierarchy is met with hisses and equality with cheers, that the divisions between clerics and laity continue to blur. For decades, such blurred distinctions have been visible at most parish Masses, where a line of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion rush to the altar, apply the hand sanitizer and hand out …

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