Tagged: death penalty

Slavery, the death penalty, and doctrinal development

There is a tendency among some Catholics to suggest that Catholic teaching has not developed or changed over time. If they studied history, they would know differently. Indeed, if they studied the saints and major thinkers throughout the centuries, they...

Slavery, the death penalty, and doctrinal development

Livestreaming Soon! Where Peter Is – Live!

8 pm EST / 5 pm PST   Join us in a few minutes as Rachel Amiri, Adam Rasmussen, Mike Lewis, and Melinda Ribnek discuss Pope Francis’s historic trip to Iraq, the Church’s teaching in favor of restorative justice over...

Livestreaming Soon! Where Peter Is – Live!

Fratelli tutti – Francis’s most traditional document?

There are two persistent criticisms used against Francis and his teachings by many of his detractors. The first is that the Holy Father is not concerned with squaring his (allegedly) new teachings with tradition and prior magisterium. The second claim...

Fratelli tutti – Francis’s most traditional document?

Catholics Are Losers

American Catholics should embrace losing.  It’s not as if we haven’t had ample opportunity over the last several years. We should know by now that U.S. Catholics often find ourselves among the least respected groups in modern society, particularly for...

Catholics Are Losers

Reintegrated, inside or outside

Over the past six years, it’s become clear that Pope Francis generates his most provocative and unexpected headlines on airplanes. Sometimes this happens when he’s overheard while greeting reporters as they board the plane before a flight. More often, his...

Reintegrated, inside or outside