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September 19, 2014

Quit the Cardinal Conspiracy Rumors on Communion and Marriage

The Church cannot provide communion to those who are divorced and remarried without an annulment. This is because the Church believes communion is real, and because
September 24, 2014

The Diabolical Trinity: Divorce, Same-Sex Marriage, and Abortion

Catholic media (especially the outlets of a more liberal persuasion) are whipped into a frenzy about the upcoming Synod of the Family. As we draw closer
October 7, 2014

Synod on the Family Debates Correct Pronunciation of “Synod”

In a somewhat strange development, discussions at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family have stalled due to the sudden emergence of a fierce debate among the
October 14, 2014

The Parish of the Second Ebola Patient’s Family: Our Lady of Fatima, Fort Worth

On October 13’s feast of the Miracle of the Sun, parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Fort Worth prayed for another miracle. Our
October 15, 2014

Marriage, Doctrine, and Lived Experience

There is a lot of discussion going on about the document produced at this stage in connection with the synod on the family.  The document suggests
October 15, 2014

What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles