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A Poor Church for the Poor? The Universality of Jesus’ εὐαγγέλιον

The universality of Catholicism implies a socially inclusive Church. From its revelation in the institution of Christ and the preaching of the apostles, the New Testament reveals the Church as the home of every natural identity. She embraces women as well as men, the poor as well as the rich, the learned and the simple,…

A Theologian for Our Times – Rediscovering Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange

About three and half years ago, I was on my way to spend Easter break on the beach with some friends. I had with me three books: [easyazon_link asin=”1406788325″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”onep073-20″]Apologia Pro Vita Sua[/easyazon_link], by Bl. Cardinal Newman, [easyazon_link asin=”0385028695″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”onep073-20″]Our Lady of Fatima[/easyazon_link], by William Walsh, and [easyazon_link asin=”0895556340″…

Cruciform Catholicism

In Chesterton’s [easyazon_link asin=”1493508075″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”onep073-20″]Orthodoxy[/easyazon_link], he describes the modern mind as a sort of mental illness, and he notes how modern science approaches those with mental illness: “It does not seek to argue with it like a heresy but simply to snap it like a spell.” To a hypothetical man who thinks himself…

The Cure of a Soul

But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil. —Matthew 5:37 There is a certain debate that began at the Second Vatican Council and has never been settled. It is a dispute over whether it is better to use the phrase, “the medicine of mercy” to describe the Church’s approach…

A Hegelian Papacy?

“Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals… As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked…

“Roma locuta est?” – A Call to Faith in the Face of Papal Discernment

“CANON V. If any one saith, that on account of heresy, or irksome cohabitation, or the affected absence of one of the parties, the bond of matrimony may be dissolved; let him be anathema.” “CANON XII. If any one saith, that matrimonial causes do not belong to ecclesiastical judges; let him be anathema.” – Council…

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