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 23, 2014 Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In the aftermath of the push for the Kasper Proposal at the 2014 Synod on the Family, some Catholics have fallen into the fairly serious error of confusing sacramental discipline with Catholic doctrine. It is Catholic doctrine, for...
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 24th
Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Anthony Claret, bishop, the founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Anthony Mary Claret died in the Cistercian monastery at Fontfroide in France on this date... 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...