Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Fair Questions: Do soldiers need penance for being in just wars?

This article from Brookings is one of the best I’ve ever read on the social implications of how we view military service and the moral hazards of being in the military, especially during combat operations. One of the issues discussed … Continue reading

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A Hill to Die On: Cassocks and Chasubles

Recently, an article in the National Catholic Reporter (notable for being a platform for non-Catholic and anti-Catholic views), stirred up some controversy.  A young priest has responded to some of the remarks made in that article which struck him as … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Should Pope Francis study deaconesses?

Recently, there was quite a bit of uproar over remarks Pope Francis made in response to a question.  Oddly, this time it wasn’t on an airplane, as it so often has been.  Nonetheless, America magazine, that most famous of Jesuit … Continue reading

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After the Synod: The Battlefield After the Field Hospital

Pope Francis has repeatedly invoked the image of a field hospital after a battle as a means of understanding the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world.  He very much sees the Church which he currently shepherds as … Continue reading

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After the Synod: The Usual Suspicions

The Ordinary Synod on the Family is drawing to a close, and as always, there was a delightful array of suggestions of conspiracy or collusion to generate a predetermined outcome.  To the orthodox Catholics of a traditional bent, the evidence … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Synod: Breaking the Vows

Recently I came across a report that a priest working in Rome had come out as homosexual (which bothers me not a a bit) and then made demands that the Catholic Church change the content of its teachings (which I … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Synod: Fire the Canons

Recently, Pope Francis set in motion some changes to the Code of Canon Law with regard to annulment procedures.  Interestingly, he did so ahead of the Synod on the Family.  I am not sure whether or not that was to … Continue reading

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