October 23, 2014 3:53 PM The Pope is not the problem By Phil Lawler
Thoroughly rattled by the stories that emerged from the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, many faithful Catholics are now worried that Pope Francis is leading the Church in a dangerous direction—and perhaps even doing so...
October 22, 2014 2:58 PM Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Ignatius Press deserves the gratitude of English-speaking Catholics for its publication of three books in direct response to the Kasper Proposal, as part of the discussion encouraged by Pope Francis leading up to the synods on the family....
October 25, 2014 Could respect for the papacy mean resisting the Pope? By Phil Lawler
A challenging column by Ross Douthat in the New York Times prompts me to clarify my thoughts on the recent Synod and especially the Pope’s role in the October session. Douthat kindly links to my piece, “The Pope is not...
October 24, 2014 The Church Moves On, Slowly
The furor over the 2014 Synod on the Family is subsiding only slowly, as everyone seems to be struggling to switch gears. Phil Lawler finds himself concerned over negative attitudes toward Pope Francis, often expressed in distinctly...
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Ordinary Time: October 26th
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "You shall love... More
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October 21, 2014 St. John Paul II: Top Ten Connections By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Recently my husband and I watched The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Ken Burns. When the film reached Franklin Delano Roosevelt dying after serving as president of the United States for 12 years, there was a comment that many people...
October 02, 2014 Does the Kasper proposal undermine the New Covenant? By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In yesterday’s City Gates piece, Using the figure of Pope Francis for evangelization, I alluded to aspects of Pope Francis’ approach which keep us off balance and raise questions in our minds. But I also wrote that...