Author - J. Peter Nixon

J. Peter Nixon is a regular contributor to U.S. Catholic.

The great awakening

The Second Vatican Council unleashed a wave of lay participation in the church—and there’s no turning back. Joan Higgins remembers when things began to change...

The Difference God Makes

The Difference God Makes By Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I. (Herder and Herder, 2009) Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has a knack for delivering off...

Incoming Missal

Get ready for changes to your Sunday Mass. When Father Jeff Keyes arrived at St. Edward's Parish in the summer of 2004, he found a thriving, multiethnic...

Render Unto Caesar

Render Unto Caesar, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (Doubleday, 2008) Over the last four years, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has become one of the most well...

Let’s get political

How parishes can successfully navigate this election year and promote faithful citizenship The year 2008 was a tough one for preachers. In March a video of the...