Synod

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
Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863

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 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 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

Or Just Don’t Get Divorced

On the one hand, there was the view that the primary issue confronting the Church when it comes to marriage is the subset of Catholics in […]
October 24, 2014
The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Raphael, 1515

Cast Your Nets

One of the themes to emerge from the debates and discussions surrounding the Synod on the Family is the counter-cultural nature of traditional values. Yuval Levin, […]
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 […]
March 24, 2015

500 Priests in England and Wales Just Signed A Letter That Everyone Should Read

This letter may well be considered a historical document someday. Nearly 500 priests from England and Wales have signed a letter, published in the UK Catholic […]