THE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES OF SMALL CHANGES
Gerard T. Mundy
The Pope's decision to allow women into two “minor orders” of the Church shows how significant change can be instituted incrementally.
IN AN ABSENCE OF UNIVERSAL MORAL STANDARDS
Willem Jacobus Eijk
Church doctrine regarding contraception is one of the least understood and accepted parts of her conjugal and sexual ethics.
We need a clearer understanding of the Church’s relationship with her past and her tradition that will help guide us along the uncharted road ahead.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.
THE CHURCH’S SUFFERING SERVANT
Karl A. Schultz
Paul VI was arguably the most influential — and assailed — Catholic of the 20th century. His impact on the Church was unparalleled, due to the time of his reign.
HUMANAE VITAE AT 50
The encyclical is a profound reflection on marital love that was later deepened and contextualized in more pastoral and juridical (canon law) forums.
WHAT GOD HAS PUT TOGETHER…
John F. Kippley
In these times, the idea of self-giving love is squeezed out by the identification of love with sexual attraction and pleasure.
The old Mass cannot be revived successfully in isolation or simply as a juridical mandate or even a catechetical tool.
Why would Pope Francis form a group to study the composition of the 1968 encyclical if the intent is not to fundamentally change its message?
EXAMINING THE FALLOUT FROM ZIKAGATE
Monica Migliorino Miller
DOGMAS ARE NOT ABSTRACTIONS
In June 1968 Pope Paul issued a motu proprio, arguably of greater importance than Humanae Vitae, called Solemni Hac Liturgia, a profession of faith.
THE NEW SAINTS & THE LEGION OF CHRIST
A central part of the Legion's response-- that "charges had already been thoroughly examined and found baseless"-- explains why three popes ignored the allegations.
Christopher J. Stravitsch
Husband and wife must pour themselves out for each other in prayer, service, and loving sacrifice. They are called to become "helpmates" in the pursuit of holiness.
EXORCISING ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS
Kenneth D. Whitehead
Good Catholics realize that one cannot just accept the teachings one already agrees with while laying aside those one no longer agrees with.
MAKE THE LORD YOUR REFUGE
Frederick W. Marks
Pope Paul VI's words are a breath of fresh air in a world suffering the horrendous effects of the contraceptive mentality.
THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL IS A "GATEWAY" DRUG
Undoubtedly, the Pill is a "gateway" drug, introducing its users to promiscuity, premarital pregnancy, abortion, and divorce.
A RESPONSE TO JOHN LAMONT
One of Vatican II's major problems was that its message of altruistic love and spiritual freedom was given to a society on the verge of cutting loose most of its social mores.
REFLECTIONS ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, promulgated in 1891, remains closely in touch with the true mission of the Catholic Church: the salvation of souls.
THE REAL PRESENCE IS A PHYSICAL PRESENCE
The glorified physical Body of our Savior is able to be in more than one place at one time. This is a miracle in which the natural laws of physics and biology are superseded.
"NYET," SAY THE POPES
Rupert J. Ederer
John Paul II wrote, “The mentality which honors women more for their work outside the home than for their work within the family must be overcome.”
THE PROPHETIC INSIGHT OF POPE PAUL VI
DISNEY BOSS IS PAID $565 MILLION IN ONE YEAR
The inflated paper value of our corporate structure as reflected in stocks has not the remotest connection to real capital.
CATHOLICS & CONTRACEPTION
George D. Wignall
ON PICK-AND-CHOOSE CATHOLICISM
IS NEO-THOMISM OBSOLETE?
ANATOMY OF A CONSERVATIVE DISSENTER
John C. Cort
- Karl Keating