Family

October 9, 2014

Pope Paul VI: Why he still matters

  There is no question that Pope Francis is a popular pontiff. He is beloved for his ecumenical openness to other non-Catholic Christians, to those of
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
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 17, 2014
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Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a
October 17, 2014

Where the Michigan Senate candidates stand on the issues

The Senate race in Michigan is still close.  Here at CV, our team has been watching Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters so we can offer
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