American politics: What would Aquinas say?

The ousting of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives is a low point in recent American politics, regardless of one's political affiliation. Our Sunday Visitor columnist Russell Shaw writes, that as the presidential election approaches, it's clear that it

We’ve already started selecting the next pope

In case you didn’t notice, writes Russell Shaw, the process of choosing the next pope has begun. He writes: “No, Pope Francis is still going strong and the cardinals didn’t slip back into the Vatican under cover of night and immediately convene

Synodality: Speaking freely will be the key

With the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops soon to get underway, there’s a certain question that needs to be faced: Isn’t a Synod on Synodality -- which is what this one is supposed to be -- a rather