Opinion

A new Vatican birth control commission?

May 24, 2017 Russell Shaw 3

A new birth control commission? Here’s hoping the reports out of Rome are only speculation, possibly generated by the fact that the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical condemning artificial contraception, is […]

The Dispatch

Legalism, Old and New

May 11, 2017 Russell Shaw 0

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis thinks legalism is a bad thing—and that’s good news. For legalism, correctly understood, is opposed to authentic morality. The Pope returned to this theme, a favorite of his, […]