Category: News

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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The Ongoing Problem of the Bishops of Germany

To my genuine shock and surprise, the Holy Father has rejected a proposal by German bishops to allow Protestant spouses in inter-demoninational marriages to receive holy Communion.  The global Church dodged a bullet on that one! But we are still left with a greater problem—the state of the Church in Germany, whose loud voice gets

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Ireland Spits at God, Begs his Wrath in Repeal of 8th Amendment

In a referendum vote, the people of Ireland have voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to their constitution, effectively clearing  the way for legal abortion.  This is yet another moment where the people, not a court, not a handful of judges, but the people of Ireland have voted in favor of an objective, intrinsic evil that defies both God and

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The NY Daily News: Secular Liberal Propaganda that Opposes Life

This cover of the NY Daily News really got under my skin. “They do royal weddings. We do school kids’ funerals.” Really? Where was the Daily News when a baby named Alfie Evans was basically sentenced to die by the British socialist healthcare system that liberals are in love with?  The UK not only does

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