Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Wall St. Journal on the White House’s guest list for the Pope’s visit

This is an interesting article on Pope Francis’ visit to the White House next week in the Wall St. Journal. When I first read news of the guest list, I wondered if President Obama was deliberately setting out to embarrass … Continue reading

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What happened at last year’s synod and what can we expect in October?

Over at Crisis Magazine, Austin Ruse has an interesting take on the various narratives spun during last year’s extraordinary synod on the family.  Here are the three that emerged in Ruse’s article: The progressive narrative on that first day when … Continue reading

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Marriage a sacrament that keeps on conferring grace

I was speaking with a friend the other day about Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s marvelous book Mystery and Sacrament of Love: a Theology of Marriage and of the Family for the New Evangelization. In the book, Cardinal Ouellet explains the graces … Continue reading

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This is an excellent exhortation against division

As we approach the synod on the family in October, it is time to stop the friendly fire among Catholic factions in the Church. It’s always time to stop, but now it’s more important than ever, so that together we … Continue reading

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Reflection on that proverbial “Hill to die on”

Reading Rod Dreher’s thoughtful commentary on Kim Davis this morning and came across this quote from Doug Wilson: First, whenever we get to that elusive and ever-receding “hill to die on,” we will discover, upon our arrival there, that it … Continue reading

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Another article on Cardinal Ouellet’s book

Here’s an excerpt of another article on Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s book Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New Evangelization, now published at B.C. Catholic: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa, who endorsed … Continue reading

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