Analysis

How to help Catholics get married

January 19, 2023 Rachel Hoover 36

In Part One of this essay, I noted that marriage rates have declined in recent decades, including among Catholics, and that there are countless reasons for this trend. While many Catholics have been impacted by […]

Essay

Remembering Cardinal Pell

January 16, 2023 Tracey Rowland 32

In one of my last conversations with Cardinal Pell we talked about Margit Balogh’s biography of Cardinal Mindszenty, titled Victim of History. Balogh chose as the opening epigraph Mindszenty’s statement: “I shall keep on fighting…until […]

Analysis

When do popes teach infallibly?

December 20, 2022 Dr. Edward Feser 69

It is well-known that the Catholic Church teaches that popes are infallible when they speak ex cathedra or exercise their extraordinary magisterium.  What that means is that if a pope formally presents some teaching in a manner […]

Essay

Contraception Redux

December 19, 2022 Sister Renée Mirkes 28

Recently, the Pontifical Academy for Life released a document under the English title Theological Ethics of Life: Scripture, Tradition, Practical Challenges.i The 530-page volume collects the Proceedings of a 2021 interdisciplinary study seminar held in […]

Essay

The three rejections of our age

December 19, 2022 Dr. John Sehorn 18

The one whom the Apocalypse calls “Faithful and True” (Revelation 19:11)1 solemnly tells his disciples, “[E]very one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever […]