Author: Deacon William T Ditewig


The Matter of Words

Let us consider the matter of words, specifically the terminology and argumentation used by extreme critics of Pope Francis.  Words matter. Words are symbols of underlying meaning.  Words set tone and establish context.  What is striking is the tone of...


Reacting to Archbishop Viganò: A Pastoral Reflection

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. (2 Peter 2:1 NRSVCE) In the context of my previous essay on Vatican II, we turn...


The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep

“By the power of the risen Lord [the Church] is given strength that it might, in patience and in love, overcome its sorrows and its challenges, both within itself and from without, and that it might reveal to the world,...

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