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Approaching the Ascension

First appeared on 05/27/2014. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

This Thursday is Ascension Thursday, except where the feast is moved, for the convenience of a more widespread celebration, to the following Sunday.

Jennifer Gregory Miller explains this solemnity, and its movement, in The Feast Who Was Thursday.

Flashing back for a moment to the furor over the problem of communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, Pope Francis said today that a disproportionate focus was being given to this single family topic. See our news story: Pope says 3 bishops under investigation, sees overemphasis on question of Communion for the remarried.

Meanwhile, the whole question of how divorce became so widespread is historically interesting. We've added a fine article to our library by Samuel Gregg, St. John Fisher, Marriage, and Moral Absolutes, originally published in Crisis.... [more content for subscribers]

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