October 02, 2015 5:33 PM Making sense of the Pope's message to America–including the Kim Davis meeting By Phil Lawler
The hectic week of the papal visit—during which inspiration mingled with confusion and frustration—has been followed by another hectic week of coping with the aftermath, including the surprise announcement that the Holy Father...
October 01, 2015 1:39 PM 1971: The best of times, the worst of times By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I was in my early twenties in 1971. I had just finished college and entered graduate school. For the past five years, since my freshman year in 1966, I had been steadily increasing my involvement in apologetics, attempting as a...
October 05, 2015 Gay Vatican official who 'came out' may influence Synod in a way he didn't expect--or want By Phil Lawler
Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa evidently thought that he was advancing the homosexual cause by coming out as gay on the eve of the Synod of Bishops. I think he miscalculated badly. The Vatican quickly dismissed Msgr. Charamsa from his post...
October 02, 2015 Preparing for the Synod on the Family
Phil Lawler, after considerable reflection, has posted his final assessment of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to the United States. There is plenty of food for thought in: Making sense of the Pope's message to America-- including the Kim...
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Ordinary Time: October 6th
St. Bruno was born in 1030 in Cologne, Germany. He became a priest and achieved fame as a professor of theology at Rheims. He decided to leave the world and pursue a life of complete solitude and prayer. He established his hermitage in... More
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October 04, 2015 St. Francis of Assisi -- Setting the Record Straight By Jennifer Gregory Miller
This post was written in October 2014. This year, 2015, October 4 falls on a Sunday, so the memorial St. Francis is not universally observed, but we still might want to honor him in small ways without overshadowing the primacy of...
September 10, 2015 Trusting our shepherds: A healthy Church requires true bishops, not branch managers By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I have noticed again, in discussions of Pope Francis’ reform of the annulment process, that some people fear the empowerment of bishops. Their instinct is that it is much better for Rome to take care of contentious issues (such as...