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June 17, 2021
The editors of the Catholic Herald, in the lead editorial in the issue of 16 January 1942, have been discussing the challenges of Christian unity, which the war had heightened. Now, they say, others have shifted their attention from dogma to “the outward effects of differing Christian standpoints.”  They then write:   Whether this weakening
June 13, 2021
Speaking in 1958, Pope Pius XII presses on an international gathering of philosophers the idea that love of the living God helps them do their work, because then they will "take into account all reality." Acceptance of Christian Faith does not solve every philosophical problem. But it does oblige the philosopher to "emerge from his isolation" and places him in a broader universe.
June 10, 2021
A lament from 1967 of all the laity lost in the changes of the mid-sixties, which provides a worrying precedent for the state of the Church today.