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In response to numerous questions over the past two weeks about Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, I have prepared the following reflection. ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about five things that make a good Catholic Christian. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has denied a recently published story that claims that he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences of opinion on doctrinal matters. German media, OnePeterFive, cites a “trustworthy German source” who quoted an “eyewitness” who “apparently” recently sat with Cardinal Müller at lunch and “allegedly” heard the cardinal’s ...read more
As of yesterday, there is officially a 4th pathway to possible sainthood. In a new apostolic letter issued in Rome yesterday, the Pope approved new norms, allowing for candidates to now be considered for sainthood because of the heroic way they freely risked their lives and died, as a result of an extreme act of ...read more
In Venezuela, the country’s bishops are claiming that the Venezuelan government aims to install a “military dictatorship, that is socialist, Marxist and communist.” The Catholic Church in Venezuela and the Venezuelan government have a long history of tension, but the comments by the president of the bishops’ conference refer to a process initiated by Venezuelan ...read more
In this tiny but powerful Rule, Benedict put what he had learned about the power of speaking and oratorical rhythms at the service of the Gospel. He did not drop out of school because he didn't understand the subject! Scholars have told us that his Rule reflects an understanding of and skill with the rhetorical rules of the time. ...read more