Throw Away Culture 

In his encyclical “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis writes about “throw away culture.”  While much of the encyclical discusses themes about the environment, “throw away culture” refers to much more than littering or the wasteful nature of consumerism.  Lucia Silecchia, a law professor at Catholic University of America, has argued that Pope Francis intends the phraseContinue reading Throw Away Culture “

Clearing up Confusion after Dobbs 

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision Dobbs v Jackson, there has been a good deal of confusion over the significance of its overturning of Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey.  Surveys show that a very large number of Americans, up to 68% in some polls, believe that Dobbs criminalizes abortion,Continue reading Clearing up Confusion after Dobbs “

Sacred Heart, Sacred Body 

The month of June is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  One may be forgiven for not knowing that, since the Sacred Heart of Jesus is not something that attracts corporate sponsorship or media attention. Sadly, there are no parades organized to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Which is surprising, in aContinue reading Sacred Heart, Sacred Body “