New Oxford Notes: January-February 2013
Dispatch from the Lunatic Fringe
Idolizers of Vatican II hold an 'anti-spirit' of the Council, according to which everything that is 'new' is always better than what has been or what is.READ MORE ON THIS NOTE.
While Catholic colleges have stronger core requirements than their secular counterparts, most have abolished requirements for students to take Catholic theology courses.READ MORE ON THIS NOTE.
Sexual Sanity on the Dark Continent
Two tribes in remote areas of the Central African Republic demonstrate sexual ethics that dovetail well with Church teaching and do not include homosexual acts and masturbation.READ MORE ON THIS NOTE.
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Focolare is “a small community of celibate and married men or women whose first aim is to achieve among themselves the unity Jesus prayed for, through the constant practice of mutual love.”
Jesus' teachings on justice and brotherly love, if taken seriously, carry political implications valid for the whole human family throughout the ages.