July 29, 2014 5:58 PM The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy By Phil Lawler
A long-overdue reform of the Vatican’s media operations is still only in the planning stages, yet the “Pope Francis effect” has already become evident in the way the Vatican handles the news. Take a look at...
July 28, 2014 1:48 PM Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In the first section of Who Is a Christian?, Hans Urs von Balthasar discusses the difficult situation the Church finds herself in today (or, to be more precise, in 1983 when the book was published; for background, see the previous...
July 29, 2014 OTG: Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried By Dr. Jeff Mirus
A group of eight Dominican theologians in the United States has released what I believe is a seminal study in preparation for the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family. The title of this important study is “Recent Proposals for the...
July 29, 2014 Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod
I was delighted to learn that a group of Dominican theologians have published a theological study of pastoral proposals aimed at those who are divorced and remarried. This sets forth, for use at the upcoming synods on the family, the...
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Ordinary Time: July 30th
St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the title of Doctor of the Church for his eloquent sermons, of which some two hundred remain. Made Archbishop of Ravenna by miraculous intervention of St. Peter in 433, he rooted... More
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July 25, 2014 Sts. Anne and Joachim: Our Family Support By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Many years ago as a small infant I became a member of the Catholic Church, baptized as "Jennifer Ann" in St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Being named after the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandmother of...
July 27, 2014 Introducing the Church Fathers By Thomas Van
Several years ago, CatholicCulture.org processed and made available online a set of the writings of the Fathers of the Church. In order to make our readers aware of this under-used resource, and because the Fathers are still too...