Church News

October 17, 2014

Who is Trying to Rig Synod14?

I ask the question in my headline because of reports like this from Edward Pentin in the National  Catholic  Register: “More and more there is talk
October 18, 2014

At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family
October 19, 2014

Chicago’s New Evangelization

In Chicago, there’s a new man in town: Archbishop Elect Blase Cupich. Since the announcement of his appointment to succeed Francis Cardinal George, American Catholics have been buzzing about
October 19, 2014

Why Should the Church Adapt its Teachings to the Times?

A lot of the commentary from liberals on the synod on the family–and in general on the Church’s teaching on sexual morality–is organized around the following
October 23, 2014

Synod for Dummies

I had a hard time figuring out what was going on at the Synod. Actually, I had a hard time just figuring out what a Synod
October 24, 2014

UPDATED: A shameful case of hearing only what one wants to hear

[An update has been added to the bottom of this post.] Michael Sean Winters is at it again, trying to drive a wedge between American bishops and
October 28, 2014

Divorce and Remarriage and the Prodigal Son

At his National Catholic Reporter blog Michael Sean Winters takes New York Times columnist (and convert to Catholicism) Ross Douthat to task for worrying about the
October 28, 2014

Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried Catholic

In all the debate about the Church’s teaching and practice with regard to communion and the divorced and remarried Catholic, I think we have lost sight
October 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

“A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition.” That’s what MSNBC’s Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis’ latest “revolutionary” insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: “Pope Francis made