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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What Should We Make of Bishop Barron?

On Peterson’s Revoked Fellowship to Cambridge Divinity School

Scott Ventureyra

Last week, Jordan Peterson, who is currently the world’s top public intellectual, had his fellowship offer to the University of Cambridge revoked. On March 20, Cambridge’s Faculty of Divinity issued the following statement on Twitter: “Jordan Peterson requested a visiting fellowship at the Faculty of Divinity, and an initial offer has been rescinded after a […]

The Catholic Position on the Electoral College

Deacon James H. Toner

Is there a Catholic position on the Electoral College? Is there a “Catholic algebra” or a “Catholic chemistry”? Of course, there is not a Catholic algebra or chemistry, but there ought to be Catholic circumstances in which those subjects are taught and learned. There is, then, a Catholic “sense and sensibility” about learning, including the […]

What Should We Make of Bishop Barron?

Jonathan B. Coe

In a recent essay in this magazine, I gave a basic, and somewhat oversimplified, taxonomy of priests and prelates in the Church. In this article, that has been slightly revised and expanded: Type A are the Zeitgeist Puppets. In America, Cupich and Martin come to mind; across the Atlantic on the continent, no one fit […]

Did Maltese Archbishop Propose a Preferential Option for Gays?

Jeffrey Tranzillo

The recently concluded Vatican summit on clerical sexual abuse did not prove disappointing to the many Catholics who had no expectation that it would address the main source of the problem: active homosexuality among clerics. There were a few uncomfortable moments for the summit’s organizers, though, when a journalist or two boldly ignored the embargo […]

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