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Chaput’s shiftiness on Amoris Laetitia

This is the third (and hopefully final) installment in a series on the Pillar’s interview with retired Archbishop Charles Chaput, a man whose opposition to Pope Francis and his teachings appears to run deep. In my first article, I addressed Chaput’s rejection of synodality as a concept and his bizarre claim that Vatican...

Chaput’s shiftiness on Amoris Laetitia

Get Out of the Boat

Recently I attended a Catechist formation training day at a local diocesan training center and one of the keynote presenters was musician Steve Angrisano (www.steveangrisano.com). If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of his events or listening to him speak and perform, you don’t know what you’re missing. Over the course...

Get Out of the Boat

The Woman at the Well, the First Christian Preacher

On January 10, 2021, the Holy Father Pope Francis, in a move that received little attention in US Catholicism, issued a Moto Proprio Spiritus Domini, in which he ordered that Canon 320 of the Code of Canon Law be altered to make it possible for Catholic women of good character to participate in...

The Woman at the Well, the First Christian Preacher

A Christian Response to Divisions

A reflection on the Sunday Readings for January 22, 2023 — the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time I am in India as I write this homily. I am in the state of Kerala, which is the center of the Eastern Rite Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. The Syro-Malabar Church traces its origins all the way back to...

A Christian Response to Divisions

The Challenge to Unite

A reflection on the Sunday Readings for January 22, 2023 — the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time As the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs dawns upon us this weekend, we are blessed to witness some genuinely epic rivalries between some of the nation’s great cities– the in-your-face East Coast hostility of New...

The Challenge to Unite

Which Pope said this?

The moral teaching of the Church largely follows Stoicism in this, so that we may say that both the procreative function of marriage and the habit of judging “in accordance with nature” constituted the dual dowry bestowed by the world of antiquity on Christian marital morality. Up to the present these principles have...

Which Pope said this?

Venezuelan Cardinal on Pell, Ganswein, Muller, and Pope Francis

The Spanish-language news outlet Religion Digital published an interview this week with Cardinal Baltazar Porras, who had just been named Archbishop of Caracas earlier that day. Named a Cardinal by Pope Francis in 2016, the 78-year-old prelate had been the archbishop of Mérida since 1991, but served as the apostolic administrator of Caracas...

Venezuelan Cardinal on Pell, Ganswein, Muller, and Pope Francis

The Apostolic Zeal of Pope Francis

A few items of interest today. The first is that I was quoted in a Washington Post article yesterday by Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli about the continuing opposition to Pope Francis from within the Church. Published under the headline “Opposition to Pope Francis spills into view in wake of Benedict’s death,” I...

The Apostolic Zeal of Pope Francis

Gänswein, the halved defense

This article by Pedro Gabriel was originally published at The City and the World, a news and journalism site founded by Pedro and his wife Claire. Republished with permission. Click here to subscribe. For years Joseph Ratzinger has been at the epicenter of a tsunami of fake news. Even as Prefect of the Congregation for...

Gänswein, the halved defense

Sunday of the Word of God

Here’s a reminder that this upcoming Sunday, January 22, 2023, is the Sunday of the Word of God! Established by Pope Francis in 2019 to take place on the third Sunday of Ordinary Time, this is a day that the pope asked the Church to set aside so that it can be “given...

Sunday of the Word of God

Chaput, substance, and “personality debates”

Yesterday, in the first part of my response to retired Archbishop Charles Chaput’s interview with the Pillar, I challenged the 78-year-old’s rejection of the concept of synodality and his denial that it was the fruit of Vatican II. Although he wouldn’t explicitly admit to being an anti-Francis bishop, Chaput did categorically dismiss the...

Chaput, substance, and “personality debates”
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