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Our most sensational headline ever

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 11, 2015

Catholic World News has been in business for 20 years now. What’s the most astonishing headline we’ve run over those years? That’s easy; it was exactly two years ago today:

Pope Benedict announces resignation

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: rickt26170 - Dec. 26, 2016 7:33 PM ET USA

    What's unsettling is that the logic leaving to Amoris Laetitia could be used on almost any aspect of Church teaching: gay marriage, abortion - anything can be seen as having shades of gray. The Burke and others understand this clearly - only one of five questions in the dubia deals with AL itself, the others concern bedrock Church thought and teaching.

  • Posted by: claude-ccc2991 - Dec. 21, 2016 3:02 AM ET USA

    Not to deny your tennis analogy, which is excellent(!), but another thought occured. I love (NOT!) the argument of the nebulists that we can't have abstract rules determining the situation. All except one, it seems, and that's the ultimate abstract rule that we can't have abtract rules. Here's hoping that you're not further provoked!

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Dec. 20, 2016 3:24 PM ET USA

    This is beginning to look like another Long Lent for the Church. I do not see happy times ahead.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Feb. 11, 2015 2:27 PM ET USA

    Yep. That was a stunner, all right. And we lived through it.