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The True Spirit of Vatican II

July 27, 2020 Douglas Bushman 1

As far as I know, no participant in the Second Vatican Council summed up its goals or described its spirit as addressing the question whether God’s truth and love are effective, that is, whether they […]

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A Saintly View of Vatican II

May 31, 2020 Douglas Bushman 27

“By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and […]

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Squandering moral capital

January 23, 2019 George Weigel 5

The morality of tyrannicide is not much discussed in today’s kinder, gentler Catholic Church. Yet that difficult subject once engaged some of Catholicism’s finest minds, including Thomas Aquinas and Francisco Suárez, and it was passionately […]