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Peter Wolfgang is president of Family Institute of Connecticut Action, a Hartford-based advocacy organization whose mission is to encourage and strengthen the family as the foundation of society. His work has appeared in The Hartford Courant, the Waterbury Republican-American, Crisis Magazine, Columbia Magazine, the National Catholic Register, The Stream, CatholicVote, and Ethika Politika. He lives in Waterbury, Conn., with his wife and their seven children. The views expressed here are his own.


  1. Dr. SP Scheibler on

    In this case, “the views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.org,” shame on you if this article does not represent the views of Catholic Vote.

  2. The Faithful are those who assent to The Deposit of Faith and thus accept The Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual morality. Authentic Love is devoid of lust.

  3. I concur with your view that sensuum fidei is the view of tradition as it was taught in the 40’s and 50’s, and was affirmed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Explicit changes to traditional understanding by Vatican II were changes to externals such as ritual and or pious practices and not to the core tenets of Catholic Faith. I, too, recall my displeasure with the CCD text of groups such as the Paulist Press, which stressed the social nature of our faith without deeply explaining and proclaiming the actual truths such as a full explanation of the Creed and the Sacraments, as well as Moral.Theology. The Ba.timore Catechism contained more doctrine than six years of Paulist Apologia, in my opinion.

    We still need to focus on teaching elementary and intermediate students the content and meaning of our doctrines so that they learn what we believe and stand for, and not just what we should do to ma,e the world better. Let the actions be knformed by their faith and not simply be recommendations for a way of living.

  4. When it comes to important doctrinal points — as opposed to, for example, diplomatic questions (e.g., how to deal with China) or aesthetic questions — what exactly is the difference between a dissenter and a heretic?

  5. I am sadly surprised at Prof. George. Fr. Martin knows EXACTLY what he is professing…and what he wants the Church to change. He is a strident, outspoken, dissenter indeed. Actually much like a wolf in sheep’s clerical clothing.

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