By Fr. Bryan Stitt, Catholic Exchange - ... the chapel of Our Lady of Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...It was beautiful – small but beautiful – save one crucial flaw. There was no staircase to the choir loft. You see, the architect died late in its completion and the excuse was, in that time, it just slipped through the cracks. And that loft was so high and the Church so narrow that a conventional staircase could not work. ...
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - One of the difficulties faced by the Orthodox churches is their territorial character which, considering Christ’s universal mission, does not effectively mirror the ultimate lines of authority established by our Redeemer. That problem is nowhere more evident at present than in the denunciation of the Moscow Patriarch by the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor among the Orthodox.
By Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine - What do you get when Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese decides to executive produce a film on a Jesuit priest’s ministry to “LGBTQ Catholics”?... An exquisitely captured propaganda piece, and a glimpse of a distorted, rigid, inflexible “LGBTQ+” culture of unreality... Welcome to the newly released documentary film about Fr. James Martin, S.J., titled Building a Bridge, after Martin’s book of the same name.
By Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit - The Supreme Court is planning to vote to strike down the decision of Roe v. Wade, long considered a vanguard of guaranteeing a right to an abortion in the United States... The opinion draft – originally obtained by Politico – was written by Justice Samuel Alito, one of the six justices appointed by Republican presidents on the nine-member court, repudiating both Roe and the 1992 Planned Parenthood vs. Casey decision.