Just a few weekends ago, we celebrated Trinity Sunday. And while the Trinity is so mind-blowing that even some of the greatest theologians in Church history had, and still have, a hard time explaining and understanding it, we can, at the very least, grasp that it’s about relationship.
In approving the presence on public property of a cross-shaped memorial to servicemen who died in World War I, the Supreme Court left unresolved many of the uncertainties plaguing its church-state jurisprudence.
In early June, the top leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention — the second-largest religious body in the United States after Catholics — met in Birmingham, Alabama, to consider sex abuse of youth by leaders in the denomination’s network of churches.
The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore from June 11-14 to begin providing their long-awaited response to revelations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, as well as cover-ups on the part of several American bishops and cardinals that emerged in 2018.
On June 22, Catholics around the world will remember Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, the bishop and chancellor executed by Henry VIII two weeks apart in 1535 for the crime of refusing to acknowledge the religious supremacy of the king of England.
In my most recent book, “Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic” (OSV, $14.95), I take a look at the need for Catholics to embrace what they hear and whom they actually receive at Mass every week so that we can apply it to our everyday lives.
Given the current state of the press and their frequent attitude of either being totally indifferent or completely antagonistic when it comes to Christianity — and Catholicism in particular — it is refreshing to see the ongoing, as well as positive, interest in the developments surrounding the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.