A forum of Catholic Thought

President Biden and a Catholic inflection pointGeorge Weigel

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ...

Vox populi: The voice of the peopleJohn Garvey

Francis Galton was a Victorian scientist with an interest in social Darwinism. It may have been his views on breeding that moved him to attend the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition in 1906. ...

Archive offers new Parish Boundary Map ToolThomas Lester and Violet Hurst

The Archive Department is pleased to announce a new Parish Boundary Map Tool. It is a digital map of the Archdiocese of Boston, which features parish churches and boundaries. Each territorial parish ...

Vaccines and other entanglements with abortionFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

As the new COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, several people have told me, "I don't want a vaccine with any connection to abortion." This is a valid sentiment that most of us would likely echo. ...

To a departing dynastyDick Flavin

They are dying off and there is nothing that you, I, or anyone else can do about it. The numbers of 11 Boston Celtics who played for the team during the greatest of all sports dynasties, 1957-1969, hang ...

Father Maciej Zieba, OP (1954-2020)George Weigel

A wretched year came to a sorrowful end when Father Maciej Zieba, OP, died in his native Wroc?aw, Poland, on December 31. The birthplace of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wroclaw was also the home of St. Teresa ...

The urgent need for national unityRussell Shaw

With searing images of mob violence at the U.S. Capitol fresh in memory, Joe Biden comes to the presidency as a potential healer of divisions and binder up of wounds. Yet his own prior commitments could ...

Stepping back from the brinkGreg Erlandson

Jan. 6, 2021 was an epiphany of sorts for Americans who watched in horror as a mob breached the U.S. Capitol, assaulted police, and vandalized offices. It was both shockingly unexpected and shockingly ...

A football fableDick Flavin

Once upon time, boys and girls, in the far-off football kingdom of Foxborough, there lived an all-powerful monarch. His name was King William the Grouch. King William ruled his subjects with an iron hand, ...

The problem of political theologiansRichard Doerflinger

Some say religious leaders get too involved in politics. But we should also worry about politicians who wander into theology. One example comes from Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, while announcing new ...