Daily Archives: 9 October 2014

A Silly Question

Is Cardinal Burke an adulterer? It’s a silly question, of course. But as Rocco whispered, he “doubled down” on the synod’s Christmas gay question: This is a very delicate question, and it’s made even more delicate by the aggressiveness of … Continue reading

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My sister was married 32 years ago today. There was no happy-ever-after ending, as she had hoped. My brother-in-law got into serious substance abuse and legal trouble. Divorce followed. Many years later, after he found the grace of sobriety, he … Continue reading

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On A Truce

Bishop Robert Lynch, not a favorite with one of our regular commentators here, isn’t likely to be making fans with his recent call for a LCWR/CDF truce: The Church at this moment in time does not need an internecine war … Continue reading

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DPPL 87-88: Word of God and Popular Piety

The Word of God is important. “Indispensable” is how the Church puts it.: 87. The Word of God, as transmitted by Sacred Scripture, as conserved and proposed by the Magisterium of the Church, and as celebrated in the Sacred Liturgy, … Continue reading

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Synod And The Elephant: Tackle or Tickle?

For the first time, the synod addressed the issue that has been driving Catholic rigorists crazy, sacramental life for those who have remarried after a divorce. In the first part, therefore, the Assembly continued its reflection on the matter of … Continue reading

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