Christ: The Trojan Horse of Redemption
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Preachers Institute
The same monastic tradition that determined the psalms to be prayed at Thursday Matins also prescribed Psalms 75 and 91 (Hebrew 76 and 92) to be recited at Matins of Friday (Cf. The Rule of Saint Benedict, ch. 13).
The Korean Martyrs and the Power of Lay Witness
Marge Fenelon, Aleteia
The throngs who greeted Pope Francis in Korea are testimony to the power of the laity to spread the Faith.
Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage on Hold in Virginia
Alan Rappeport, New York Times
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a last-minute order putting a hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia less than a day before officials there were to begin providing marriage licenses to gay couples.
The Moral Divide Between Progressives and Traditionalists
James Kalb, Crisis Magazine
A recent account of moral sentiments, proposed by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in his book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Pantheon, 2012), has attracted attention for its explanation of the difference between progressives and traditionalists.