Vincent Gardiner

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Be merciful to canon lawyers: they are the Church’s civil servants

The Pope's recent comment about 'doctors of the law' is being flung in canonists' faces<p>Canon law, and canon lawyers, often get a bad press. Last …

The Church’s hard teaching on marriage saved my life

Why I hope the synod will give a huge boost to holy matrimony<p>‘Upon this rock I will build my Church.” When Christ commissioned St Peter he demanded a …

Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by Cardinal Kasper and other members …

LITTLE KNOWN POPE FRANCIS QUOTES

Bill Donohue comments on the Pope Francis that the media don’t want the public to know:<p><b></b>It’s great that the media have finally found a pope that they …

Pope Francis

Soon, having sex and having children will be utterly disconnected

One day kids will be a lifestyle choice, an accessory, devolved from notions of faith and nature. But we’re not there yet<p>What is tougher for a kid? To be born black in a predominantly white neighbourhood, or to be born to surrogate lesbian parents?<p>Payton Cramblett, aged three, is both. She lives in …

The Death of the Parish | David T. Koyzis

For most of the last two millennia the gathered or institutional church was organized on a territorial basis, beginning already in New Testament …

Breaking news and opinion from the online edition of Britain's leading Catholic newspaper

Tuesday, 5 June 2018<p>A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church<p>In a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Masterpiece Cakeshop<p>A …

What Motivates a Modern Nun?

A young, personable woman explains why she’s taking the vows of the Sisters of Life.<p>Stamford, Conn.<p>On a hot August morning, 30-year-old Sister Bethany Madonna sits before the altar of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist. Seated alongside her are seven other women, also in their 30s, also …

Jesus

The Skimpole Syndrome: Childhood Unlimited | Paul V. Mankowski

Let me re-introduce you to Mr. Harold Skimpole. Skimpole lives in the pages of Charles Dickens’ <i>Bleak House</i>; he made his first appearance 140 years …

Marriage is entering its darkest hour – the Church must not lose faith in it

In the last of a four-part look ahead to October's synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the synod can help marriage, but not by relaxing Church …

If the synod lets divorce in by the backdoor, it will be a catastrophe for the Church

In the second of a four-part look ahead to October's synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says it is vital to stay faithful to Scripture in its entirety, …

Vatican Sets Stage for Tradition and Controversy at October Synod

Posted by EDWARD PENTIN on Wednesday Jun 24th, 2015 at 1:35 PM<p><b>NEWS ANALYSIS: According to one priest, the working document, issued Tuesday, reflects</b> …

Encyclicals

I would be grateful if somebody who happens to notice when <i>Laudato si</i> is made available in its official Latin Text could let me know, so that I can …

Dear Pope Francis: Remember the Standers | Beverly Willett

Pope Francis has spoken often about the problem of family breakdown. “The family is the fundamental cell of society,”the Holy Father told bishops, …

Pope Francis

Should Churches Be ‘Patriotic’?

I was driving around Baton Rouge this afternoon and saw a billboard advertising this upcoming event at a Southern Baptist Church in town. It reminded …

Bruce Jenner’s New Clothes

Bruce Jenner’s New Clothes<p>June 2, 2015 by Fr. Dwight Longenecker<p>You remember the story of the emperor’s new clothes.<p>The tailors charged him loads of …

A primer on Church teaching regarding ‘same-sex marriage’

No matter which way the US Supreme Court rules in the “gay marriage” cases the international debate over the definition of marriage will continue …

The Failure of Gay Marriage

April 20, 2015 by Peter Leithart<p>In a 2009 piece in <i>The Weekly Standard</i>, Sam Schulman argues that gay marriage replicates “a very limited, very modern, …

LGBTQI

‘It’s a Mistake to See Francis as Wanting Kasper’s Proposals’

VATICAN CITY — The October Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family has sparked much discussion about just what Pope Francis really intends to achieve.<p>…

Drawn to God's design

Both in anecdotes and “exit polls,” former Catholics frequently cite the Church’s teachings on sexuality as a reason for leaving the Faith. But these …

Family Planning

Dialogue with the Devil

January 16, 2015 by Fr. Dwight Longenecker<p>Some time ago a blogger wrote an “open letter” to me inviting me to engage in discussion on a topic where …

Religious Sister Serves as “Parish Priest”

Religious Sister Serves as “Parish Priest”<p>January 3, 2015 by Fr. Dwight Longenecker<p>When I lived in England I had a very illuminating conversation …

Pope Francis: despite the glowing headlines, the jury is still out

How many of Pope Francis’s spiritual diseases do you suffer from? The pontiff laid out no fewer than 15 of them in an ‘exchange of Christmas greetings’ yesterday. They included ‘spiritual Alzheimers’, ‘existential schizophrenia’, ‘working too much’, ‘planning too much’, ‘working without …