Totalitarian ideas are now out in the open: “Quick: what do you think when someone tries to convince you of something by prefacing their remarks with the phase ‘Experts say'” ? A plague of phony experts and elites
The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith speaks: “… attacks on the faithful from within are coming from ‘secularized’ parts of the Church and frequently occur in the workplace or in schools. Cardinal Mueller: For faithful Catholics, it’s a time of tribulation and psychological terror
A specialist in medieval Christianity reflects on the title “Doctor of the Church”: St Irenaeus “saw [gnosticism] as a heresy threatening to separate Christians from beliefs handed down by Jesus’ apostles. Why are some Roman Catholic saints called doctors of the Church?
Inspired by the Gulf Coast: A small Catholic college in Mobile brewed its own beer that has hints of orange and pineapple. Catholic college in Alabama gets its own locally-brewed beer
Concerns about religious freedom: In some parts of the Middle East and northern Africa, celebrating St. Valentine’s feast day is not allowed. Countries where Valentines Day is banned or discouraged
Thoughts on Our Lady of Lourdes: “While the Church is in fact extremely circumspect in accepting the validity of any new visions or apparitions, she also believes that “nothing is impossible with God” (Lk 1:37)”. Apparitions and the Directions of Human Acts
“Just’ but not “good” seems to be a contradiction: “war has seemed both unavoidable and at the same time reprehensible.” What Makes a War Just?
Marriage is so much more than a partnership or contract: It “is a Sacrament, covenant, partnership and vocation. It is permanent, faithful, exclusive and open to life.” The Good News about Catholic Marriage
Pope Francis’s motu proprio from Feb. 14: “The new law signals that a long-expected radical shift in the CDF’s purpose and power seems off the table”. The aftermath: Pope’s CDF changes and curial reform
Revisiting the Big Bang Theory: “One of Lemaître’s contributions was his insistence that the beginning of the universe, to which his cosmology pointed, ought not to be identified with the moment of creation.” Cosmology and Creation
A neglected subset of abortion: “Why, in a year when millions will receive abortion-derived vaccines, did we not remember the victims of fetal tissue harvesting, mourn them, and call for ethical alternatives?” Why the Blackout on Fetal Tissue Research Among Pro-Lifers?
“On the list of cardinals that Francis would like to see as his successor there is one new name that has quickly jumped to the top of the rankings. It is that of Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg.” If the Conclave Wants a Second Francis, Here Is the Name and the Program
Why has Pope Francis chose to deal with traditionalists in the way he has? While progressives shout about the necessity of dialogue and openness, some are “hermetically closed” to conservative Catholics. Unity Without Reduction: A response to Austen Ivereigh
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