August 28, 2015 5:14 PM News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other By Dr. Jeff Mirus
One of the reasons following the news is often so depressing is that so many of the situations that receive publicity are characterized by deep moral flaws. When I spoke about developing a “theology of the news” in a recent...
August 28, 2015 3:18 PM The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal By Phil Lawler
We all know that “the Kasper proposal” will be front and center in the October discussions of the Synod of Bishops. But what is the Kasper proposal, exactly? Cardinal Walter Kasper has suggested opening a “penitential...
August 27, 2015 Legal pressure does not make sterilization moral By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It is just plain wrong. I mean the decision of Mercy Medical Center Redding in California to perform a sterilization on Rachel Miller only after the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the Center’s initial refusal. Earlier,...
August 28, 2015 Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing
CatholicCulture.org prides itself on being comprehensive. We try to take every aspect of Catholicism and the Church into account in forming our judgments and informing our readers. I hope you will help us keep doing this, because we...
- Ex-nuncio, facing Vatican trial for sexual abuse, dead at 67
- Pope will visit 3 African capitals in November
- Court upholds Italy’s law against embryo research
- Biden says Pope Francis has revived Catholic social teaching
- Stop giving political homilies, African prelate tells priests
- Lebanese Muslims issue declaration on religious freedom
- Pontifical council publishes holy hour for September 1 prayer for creation
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Ordinary Time: August 29th
The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John the Baptist on June 24, today honors the anniversary of his martyrdom. Besides our Lord and our Lady, St. John the Baptist is the only one whose birth and death are thus... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
August 25, 2015 Monica and Augustine: Glimpsing into the Unity and Vastness of Marriage and Family By Jennifer Gregory Miller
As we reach the end of August, two of my favorite late August feast days are of Saints Monica and Augustine. Last year I discussed the familial example these mother and son pair provide. This year I have been dwelling further on...
August 25, 2015 The confusion, complexities and dangers of marriage annulments: A call to order By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It’s a sad thing, a broken marriage. I am referring literally to a broken or severed marriage. Of course, all relationships can be broken or severed, and there is sadness in each case. But marriage is the most intimate and fruitful...