Author Archives: Davide Bianchini

Hello, my name is Davide Bianchini. I am by no means an authority on everything Catholic, but I have been fortunate enough to have been given an insatiable desire for the writings of the saints (and secondarily, Church history), which I have studied through much of my adult life, as well as philosophy and theology in seminary. I have come to believe that the writings of the saints are a key component to the proper formation of Catholics. And I have made it one of my goals to faithfully reflect their mind in all my writings. They were, in short, the most well-formed Catholics to walk this earth. And thus they show us how to be Catholic in the deepest sense of the word. It is my hope that this website will help convey the mind of the Church---encapsulated by the saints and popes---in a simple way, by engaging the current events and questions of our time.


Is Catholic Teaching Under Assault by Amoris Laetitia?

In the December 7th airing of The World Over Live, Raymond Arroyo hosted a segment in which one of his guests, Fr. Gerald Murray, suggested that Catholic teaching is now under assault by pope Francis (due to his recent clarification of Amoris Laetitia, which essentially confirms an interpretation presented by the Argentinian bishops). During this segment, Fr. […]
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Is the God of the Old Testament really hateful and spiteful?

In my conversations with non-Christians and agnostics over the years, the Old Testament has always been one of the greatest points of friction. They would read about constant wars and killing; about how God commanded Israel, the so-called chosen people, to destroy other nations. And they would conclude that religion was about war, saying to the effect; […]

Why some bishops have it wrong on the Johnson Amendment

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump had promised the American people that he would work to repeal the Johnson Amendment. This unprecedented statement by a presidential candidate prompted a new discussion among Catholic leaders about the implications of such an effort. To my surprise, however, the discussion did not seem to unfold in the way I was […]

How Bishops can Save the Catholic Church in America

I would like to preface this article with a note of reverential charity to our shepherds. I realize they are often the subject of much criticism—criticism which is not always the most charitable in nature. And although I may also criticize at times, I will try to also be constructive and respectful to their office, as it […]

Were Critics too Hasty in Judging Amoris Laetitia?

Shortly following the release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Raymond Arroyo from EWTN aired a number of segments (see World Over airing on 04/14/2016 and 09/15/2016) in which he and his guests analyzed and responded to the content of the document. After watching these segments, and hearing the concerns of his guests, I decided to […]

Is EWTN Being Intimidated by the Johnson Amendment?

***UPDATE, 10/14/2016: This article was written prior to the recent tapes of Mr. Trump speaking crude and objectifying words against women. As a result of these revelations, I have decided I will not be as vocal in my defense of Donald Trump as I was previously. Such words can never be condoned, no matter how […]