A new volume of Ratzinger’s collected works includes a revised essay on the reception of Communion by the divorced and remarried.
new volume of Benedict XVI’s collected works includes an updated version of a
1972 essay in which he had suggested that the divorced and remarried could
receive Communionbut the Pope had long since abandoned that position, scholars
his book The Gospel of the Family,
Cardinal Walter Kasper cites a 1972...
“A large and busy family unified by working together on a family farm," says Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, "is a good worth promoting and protecting."
are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have
received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human
hands, it will become for us the bread of life.” Prayer at the preparation of the gifts
gain special insights when the Ho...
A reflection on faithful fortitude and a call to Catholic courage
When is the last time you saw someone display courage?
know it exists among public servants: soldiers, policemen,
firefighters. We know it existed among the first responders at 9/11. We
find it in people who sacrifice their lives for the well-being of those
dearest to them, such as a father who will dive into water to save a
drowning son or daughter.
But how a...
An interview with Italian theologian and journalist, Andrea Gagliarducci, about Francis, Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II, and Paul VI
Andrea Gagliarducci is one of Rome’s leading “Vaticanistas.” His blog “Monday Vatican” and countless columns and articles for the Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register, Inside the Vatican, and the Italian journals Il Tempo and La Sicilia appear
on Catholic “Mu...
Father Ian Ker’s Newman on Vatican II is thoroughly researched and masterfully written.
In the course of his long career as
priest, poet, historian, philosopher, educator, theologian, novelist, and
satirist, Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) became something of a
connoisseur of what he called “the tin-kettle accounts of me which rattle to
and fro in the world.” When he learned
that someone was putting about the rumor that he had lost his ...