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June 14, 2021
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To all men of good-will in my generation, the death of Chesterton appears (in various degrees) like an overshadowing of the sun. His philosophy, or some echo of it, gave colour to the things of this world, and was the earnest of better things to come. Many others, like myself, must have been so saturated
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 13, 2021
Timothy Jones
On the way in, we walked down a hallway where we could just see in to a few of the rooms where some residents lived who couldn’t leave their rooms. I’d brought a youth group to a nursing home to sing carols to the people there, and these patients weren’t able even to make the
June 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
“In the context of its role of supervision, the Dicastery… has identified several reasonable criteria concerning two necessary aspects of good government: regulating the terms of office in governing bodies at the international level, and the representativeness of these bodies.”
June 11, 2021
The Catholic Herald
St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot
June 10, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Whatever Cardinal Marx's reasons for submitting his resignation, Pope Francis's rejection of it makes the whole thing to appear thoroughly managed -- orchestrated -- choreographed.
June 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
The Pope insists that that the Church must face the abuse crisis “from our Paschal faith,” saying that “taking up the crisis, personally and communally, is the only fruitful path.”
June 09, 2021
Adam A.J. DeVille
My church and my country, and a community I value, have been implicated in hiding a mass grave of abused children. An unmarked mass grave of 215 indigenous children has been discovered under a residential school in British Columbia run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This has haunted me as a Catholic, as a
June 09, 2021
Charles Collins
"I don't expect members of panel shows or even Church Times columnists to be experts on Catholic Church law," writes Charles Collins. "But let’s face it, most of those who are upset with the Catholic Church for allowing Johnson to marry his girlfriend (and mother of his child) are more upset with the prime minister’s policies than his - or the Church’s - morals."
June 08, 2021
Sohrab Ahmari
How the selfless sacrifice of the martyred priest Maximilian Kolbe inspired an anxious new father to seek wisdom in tradition
June 07, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
There is a good deal more to the stories discussed here in broad strokes – likely more than enough to trigger a Vos estis investigation – and there is also more than enough in each, to trigger the desire of leading Churchmen to keep things tightly under wraps.
June 04, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
It took guts for Cardinal Marx to do what he's done. It took guts for Pope Francis to let him. Whatever else Cardinal Marx has done -- whatever the ecclesiastical repercussions, whatever the ecclesiological fallout -- he has done the thing that no other senior Churchman has shown himself capable of doing.
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