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 17, 2014 5:30 PM What's wrong with this Synod, IV: Unprepared for marriage By Phil Lawler
As the Synod of Bishops continues to focus on troubled marital (and non-marital) relationships, several prominent prelates have speculated that there are probably many Catholics living in marital unions that would, on close inspection, be...
October 22, 2014 Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? By Phil Lawler
The good news: Nobody has complained about inaccuracies in the English-language translation of the Synod's final document. The bad news: That's because the Vatican hasn't yet issued an English...
October 21, 2014 The Synod: It's a Wrap!
Since the 2014 Synod on the Family ended on Sunday, it is only right that we wrap up our coverage here. You'll find the final Synod Message here: Message of the Synod Assembly on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of...
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Ordinary Time: October 22nd
The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the optional memorial of St. John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States for today. Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born in 1920 in... 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...