Who Can Be Called “Greatest”?
In order to declare someone “the greatest,” one must stay in the domain of his competence and be acquainted with all ‘competing’ works. This is no easy task.
Aberrations, Confusion, Synodal Machinations
The interim report of the Synod on the Family shone a light on reformers who seem bent on transforming the Church into a replica of the Anglican Communion.
In June 1968 Pope Paul issued a
, arguably of greater importance than
Solemni Hac Liturgia
, a profession of faith.
Those Hurtful Ads!
Those NOR ads are presumably supposed to be satirical, but they're actually insensitive, judgmental, mean-spirited and hurtful....
Through the ages, great ideas have frequently found their expression in great works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
Muslims often claim that Islam is a misunderstood religion. This is partially true, insofar as many people do not understand the nature of Islam or what it teaches.
Biotechnology & Posthumanism
Technology may finally make us so unhappy we will begin to effectively criticize its consequences with the whole human good in mind.
The Trendy Atheists
Richard Dawkins and his ilk view Catholics as deluded faith-heads whose minds have been taken over by irrational superstitions.
Despite any attempts at reading the tea leaves of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s past life, it's far from clear how he is going to handle becoming Pope Francis.
Same-sex marriage was the invention of the Emperor Nero, who had at least three such nuptials, one in which he played the bride.
The Problem of Evil
The Church is clear-eyed about the devil's existence and demands that we neither minimize nor exaggerate the danger he presents to our salvation.
New Age & Gnosticism
There's far more to this movement than the self-indulgent silliness of astrology, crystals, weird workshops, and the accompanying psychobabble.
Catholic Social Teaching
The same papal statements that criticize socialism also criticize capitalism, and for the same basic reason.
Worldwide Franciscan order in 'grave' financial straits
Report: 'Questionable financial activities were conducted'
Marquette suspends prof for free-speech defense
Support of muzzled pro-marriage student called 'harassment'
Church of England has its own child abuse scandals
Allegations against married men expose celibacy-link myth
Bishop: ‘Ukraine Catholics being driven underground’
Occurs 25 years after Catholicism was re-legalized there
Army chaplain reprimanded for citing Scripture
Atheists complain about story in class on suicide prevention
Iraqi monastery now serving as ISIS prison
150 held in ancient structure; cross on dome torn down
Pope: Christians can't ignore rift over life issues
But ecumenists 'must concentrate on next possible step'
Israeli dig peers into King David's time
Discoveries support history in Hebrew biblical texts
Pope Francis brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties
Since JPII, the Holy See has pushed to restore relations
USCCB president Kurtz meets with Obama & Biden
He 'does not plan to speak publicly about the meeting'
Pope names second abuse survivor to commission
Eight more from five continents added to 17-member body
Court awards pro-life demonstrator $197,000 in fees
S.C. free speech battle involved 9 years of legal wrangling
10,000 march against Islamization in Dresden
Slogan 'We are the people' used before fall of Berlin Wall
Thousands dance the tango in Vatican streets
Pope turns 78, is greeted with birthday songs and cake
Church of England names first female bishop
Welby: Entering a 'completely new phase of our existence'
Pakistan: 59 held for murder of Christian couple
Bishops seek charges against Muslim clerics for incitement
Pew: Most Americans believe in Christmas story
Survey finds 'widespread belief' in the Biblical account
Abortifacient contraceptive use doubled since '06
Statistic boosted by HHS mandate, OTC availability to minors
U.K.: Catholic midwives must supervise abortions
Case on 'precise scope' of right of conscientious objection
New prenatal screening tests prompt abortions
Companies oversell tests, hide high risk of false alarms
Critic protests renovations at Chartres cathedral
Interior being painted in 'bright whites and garish colors'
Vatican issues report on U.S. women religious
Calls for self-assessment of spiritual practices, ministry
Full text: Vatican report on U.S. women religious
'Trends related to aging and diminishment are clear'
Archdiocese creates Office of Catholic Identity
S.F.: Cordileone aims to strengthen Catholic schools
Controversial rabbi is religious-freedom diplomat
Criticized for his opposition to the Hobby Lobby decision
Sydney archbishop dismisses celibacy-abuse link
'No one is served by creating mythologies about child abuse'
Al Azhar U.: Non-jihadist Muslims aren't 'infidels'
Only a denier of
can be said to be apostate
Mass at cathedral honors Sydney siege victims
Archbishop Anthony Fisher preaches, 'Hell has touched us'
U.S. asks Vatican to help relocate Gitmo inmates
Kerry expresses desire for adequate humanitarian solution
Pope avoided meeting the Dalai Lama in Rome
Aimed to not upset relations with Chinese government
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