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Those first-century Christians of Corinth must certainly have been a boisterous, troublesome lot. But maybe we should be glad that they were. After all, their acting up and acting out were the … more
Much has been made of Catholics’ negativism toward church teaching and practice on marriage as it was reflected in survey results released by several European bishops’ conferences and some U.S. … more
I was a little shy of 10 years old when I had what may have been my most spiritually profitable Lent ever. Looking back now, I can see clearly that I owed that to my mother and the Purple … more
When the Supreme Court last June overturned a section of the Defense of Marriage Act saying that in the eyes of the federal government only man-woman unions count as marriages, the court said it … more
“Universal destination” may sound like a fancy way of saying where we’re all headed, but this odd expression happens to be the name for a central principle of Catholic social teaching. It … more
Four years ago, when passage or defeat of the Affordable Care Act appeared to rest in the hands of a small group of pro-life House Democrats, President Obama won their support for the health care … more
"The pope is the successor of Peter. The bishops are the successors of the college of the apostles. The priests share in that to a limited degree. And that's my summary of ecclesiology." That's … more
Thanks partly to tunnel vision reporting and commentary, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” — “The Joy of the Gospel” — could be the … more
One way to describe the present situation of the church in the United States is to say American Catholicism is in a state of cultural crisis. more
The Bible study group had been discussing the Sunday readings, which naturally led to the subject of evangelization, which naturally led to our responsibility for preaching the good news. Suddenly … more
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