Poles pray en masse at border; some see anti-Muslim agenda

Oct 8, 2017 by

By Vanessa Gera and Karel Janicek, Associated Press. Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national event that some felt had...

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Fr. James Martin on marriage, sexual morality and the Church’s teachings: a solution to the puzzle

Oct 6, 2017 by

by Professor Robert George, The Public Discourse. For quite some time, Fr. James Martin, SJ, puzzled me, as he puzzles many Catholics still. He insists that he does not reject any of the teachings of the Catholic Church, yet when it comes to the question of marriage and same-sex sexual...

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HE Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Sep 2, 2017 by

by Justin Welby: The news of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O-Connor today represents a loss to his innumerable friends, to the church and to the country. Cormac was a bishop for four decades but was first and foremost a servant of God and disciple of Jesus Christ. His humility, sense and...

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Catholics defy church leadership to become biggest backers of same-sex marriage: poll

Aug 26, 2017 by

by Michael Koziol, Sydney Morning Herald: A majority of Catholics, Christians and other religious groups support same-sex marriage and are inclined to vote for it in the forthcoming postal survey, according to new polling commissioned by advocates. The “yes” side starts the campaign...

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Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors

Aug 19, 2017 by

by Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald. A prominent theologian has proposed reforming canon law to allow a pope’s doctrinal errors to be established. Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific author who has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge as well as the Angelicum in Rome, said that Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris...

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Orthophobia and the Marginalized QTBGL Catholic

Jul 21, 2017 by

by Deacon Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine: As I survey the current state of the Catholic Church, I believe I can no longer hold back. It is time for me to come out. I am and have for some time identified as a member of the QTBGL community, and I need to explain why I call myself a QTBGL Catholic. For...

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