November 26, 2014 3:32 PM The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It is said that even the Devil is orthodox. I have used this expression myself, and it can be very effective. It is a convenient way to emphasize that orthodoxy does not guarantee the love of God and neighbor which Our Lord identified as...
November 24, 2014 5:51 PM A suggestion for First Things: separate civil divorce from Christian marriage By Phil Lawler
First Things is a journal with a proud tradition of fostering intellectual debate. (Remember when the late Father Neuhaus hosted a symposium on the question of whether the US government had lost its legitimacy?) Now a new editor, R.R....
November 25, 2014 O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Ah, the glories of calling for government expenditures! It seems two USCCB committee chairmen have endorsed a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission for the United States to spend $1.5 billion more per year to ensure that...
November 25, 2014 Getting Marriage Right
With $8,700 left to match of our $45K Challenge Grant, we have much to be thankful for. But we do need a final burst to win the entire grant. If you haven't yet, please do support us now while it will count twice! I see this week...
- Arriving in Turkey, Pope calls for fight against fundamentalism, terrorism
- Pope calls for continued renewal of religious life
- Pope urges evangelization of large cities
- Proclaim the Gospel with hope and joy, Pope tells Pauline communities
- Perpetual indulgences announced for Year of Consecrated Life
- Catholic-Muslim dialogue condemns violence in the name of religion
- South African bishops affirm male-only priesthood after ex-nuns claim ordination
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Ordinary Time: November 28th
Traditionally today is the feast of St. Catherine Laboure. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her, a member of the Daughters of Charity, three times in 1830 and commissioned her to have made the Miraculous Medal and to spread a devotion... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
November 28, 2014 Celebrating St. Nicholas: New Picture Book Review By Jennifer Gregory Miller
One of the most popular saint days of Advent is the Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas of Myra. St. Nicholas is a contemporary of St. Martin of Tours, Nicholas being the saint of the Church in the East and Martin the saint of the West....
November 14, 2014 Replacing problems with persons: Eve Tushnet’s new book, Gay and Catholic By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Over the last three days I’ve read Eve Tushnet’s remarkable book, Gay and Catholic. Tushnet, who is now in her mid-30s, realized that she was “gay” in middle school, admitted it to herself at age thirteen, and told...