Author Archive

Father Thomas Wray

Father Thomas Wray

Father Thomas Wray is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. He, along with his wife and children, are converts to the Roman Catholic Church. Father Wray served 20 years as a pastor in the Episcopal Church, the American branch of the Anglican Communion.

C.S. Lewis famously likened the task of Christian apologetics to a a jeweler displaying a beautiful diamond. To appreciate its luminous qualities, the jeweler prepared it for viewing by holding it over black velvet fabric. Only against such a contrast can the dazzling colors dance and sparkle. So it is,

Unsurprisingly, the media coverage of Amoris Laetitia continues an age-old misunderstanding of all things Catholic. The media elites can only report our news as as either “progressive” or “traditional.” This stems from a utilitarian and secularized understanding of human “progress.” To the post-modern mind all religions are essentially man-made institutions,

  Like it or not, March Madness Basketball is very serious business indeed. Just ask your nearest UC, UD, UK or Xavier fan. The NCAA Tournament is an $11 billion-per-year industry. People bet more dollars on March Madness than on the Superbowl. But as St. Paul taught in the book

Spoiler Alert: if you’ve not yet seen the film Brooklyn you may not want to read the end. Our increasingly secularized culture insists that we should all be “spiritual but not religious.” Brooklyn, a 2015 film distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, is an antidote to such one-dimensional political correctness. It paints a luminous

Welcome to Christ and Culture, the newest online exclusive column for TheCatholicTelegraph.com. In this monthly piece, Father Thomas Wray will explore connections between Jesus Christ and his people through the lens of pop culture. Father Thomas Wray is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Director of the Office of