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Schism
July 14, 2021
Forty-some years ago, I sat in on meetings of the presumptuously-named Philosophers Club, which met in the home of its San Diego founder, a young man who would go on to become the leader of the American Humanist Association. Members of the club prided themselves on their rationality. They eschewed religion. Most were atheists, others
April 20, 2021
"To be clear," Paul Fahey argues in this essay, "this is not a conservative or liberal problem. Cantalamessa is not chastising any particular political agenda. He is criticizing the subjugation of the Gospel to any ideology."
April 20, 2021
In his Good Friday homily this year, the preacher to the papal household warned the Church against division. He should have turned around and spoken to the greatest source of it, Pope Francis himself.
April 02, 2021
"Fomenting division," Cardinal Cantalamessa said, "is the work par excellence of the one whose name is diabolos -- that is, the divider."
October 03, 2019
If there were a way to convey in a single sentence what is needed amid all the talk of schism, it would be, “Everybody calm down: Things aren’t as bad as they seem; they’re worse.” Since Pope Francis dropped the “S-word” in response to a question from the New York Times in early September, there
April 06, 2017
Cardinal Müller’s letter is a small but significant step. Canonically speaking, there's no need to panic
February 13, 2016
The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement
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