• Restoring beauty in church buildings

    Restoring beauty in church buildings

    • Apr 29, 2017

    A new generation of pastors, teaming with skilled and informed architects and designers, are doing their best to restore historic church buildings and renovate modern church buildings — introducing into them elements of traditional Catholic architecture.

  • Pope Francis deploys his power over the past

    Pope Francis deploys his power over the past

    • Apr 25, 2017

    When Pope Francis travels to the small Italian town of Bozzolo on June to pray at the tomb of Don Primo Mazzolari, the renowned “pastor of Bozzolo,” he’ll be exercising his primacy not over the present so much as the past — specifically, his ability to decide which Catholic figures of the past are celebrated, and, when necessary, rehabilitated.

  • The unraveling of Catholicism’s rich sacramental tapestry

    The unraveling of Catholicism’s rich sacramental tapestry

    • Mar 9, 2017

    Father Robert Imbelli wonders whether the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, after fifty years of checkered reception, has resulted in a new Pentecost or a new Babel. He ponders whether the idea and practice of sacramental Catholicism has been discarded by some to the detriment of many.