Ecclesia et Civitas
The single most important practical goal of the Church is for Christians to thrive as Christians
Church is not part of the State. Nor is she simply a part of civil
society set up by her members to advance their public and private goals.
She is an independent society established by God to be a light to the
world. As such, she has her own principles of existence, authority, and
Her mission does not normally imply direct involvement in
politics. Catholics may ...
Tolkien, Lewis, fantasy, keyboards, “big” music, and the Incarnation have shaped the musical vision of this American progressive rock group
scratchy LP, probably on a phonograph player from the 1930s or so,
begins playing and a man clears his throat. Horns and woodwinds slowly
swell and unveil, coming into tune in the background, finding a place in
the rotating spheres.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this evening's performance, Babb and Schendel's musical extravaganza, ...
The Pope Emeritus talks about meeting Cardinal Wojtyla, liberation theology, Marxism, and the courage and sanctity of Bl. John Paul II
March 7, 2014 6:02 PM Vatican City, Mar 7, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-
In lengthy excerpts of an interview published in an Italian newspaper,
Benedict XVI speaks of his time collaborating with John Paul II,
highlighting the deceased Pope's sanctity and commitment to the truth.
“In the years of collaborat...
Finding the face of God in the witness of recent popes and of an earthly father
Lenten season has begun for the Church, the time in which the most important
truths of the faith are meditated upon, re-enacted, and celebrated. It will be
almost 20 years next October since John Paul II lauded the “new springtime...
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is giving witness similar to that of Blessed John Paul II
the midst of the unfolding societal, political and now international
crisis in Ukraine, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has
been a constant and courageous witness to the moral law, human rights
and Catholic social teaching. The world has not seen such a tutorial on
how the Church should defend peace and justice since Blessed John Paul
II supported the Solidarity mov...