Author: The Catholic Adventurer

Church Revises Teaching on the Death Penalty (sort of)

As reported by CNA today, The Church is revising what the Catechism says about the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty.  Whereas the current version of paragraph 2267 of the Catechism states “Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse

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When Catholic Talk is Cheap

Talk is cheap. Only actions have high value.  That is universally true because talk doesn’t directly make change.  Actions do. Talk I’m increasingly confused and frustrated by the Church’s modern rhetoric. Too often it seems to be an extension of the secular mind, rather than of Catholic thought.  The secular world—particularly today—focuses on flavor-of-the-month issues.

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Save the Church! Start With Yourself.

The Church is always in need of rebuilding and renewal.  The Apostles were scattered at Gethsemane; only John, and the Holy Virgin were present at the cross.  So many disciples abandoned Jesus when the Word was too difficult for them to accept on that day that Our Lord said “If you do not eat the

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Modernism — Catholic Civil War Part 3

This is the final post in the “Catholic Civil War” series, in which I talk about a destructive tug of war between Catholicism,  and some factions of Catholics—Political Catholics, Traditionalists, and, today, Modernists. If you’d like to read or revisit my thoughts on this “Civil War” in the Church, or about the first two factions

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Jews Resist Secular Education. Who can blame them?!

This video from Fox News is part of a series on “insular enclaves of the ultra-Orthodox Jews” (Hasidic Jews), and “the struggles they face and the controversies that follow them”. See the video here (because Fox’s videos won’t embed on WordPress sites!!!!) Apparently the education system in Hasidic communities is too “ultra-orthodox” and not secular

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